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Saturday, 31 October 2009

Great is thy faithfulness

There is a lovely Christian hymn that goes like this:

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be. 

This song was penned by Thomas O. Chisholm. The excerpt above is not the entire song but one stanza alone. Whenever I hum this song or sing it, it fills me immense joy as I know that whatever might change or go wrong, there is someone who is the same. Critics may argue whatever but the personal faith that has been with me sustains, envelops and consoles me in dire straits.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

The beauty of this hymn lies in the manifold ways it can assure me. When in sorrow, this song strengthens me; when happy, this song uplifts me; when doubtful, this song kindles my faith and above all it enables me to feel the presence of my Lord with me.

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

This blog is exclusively for gratitude and this song encompasses all gratefulness.
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

I guess no one else can provide this kind of a faithfulness. EVER. 

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Thanks for standing by me

November to August gave me sleepless nights and unstable emotional fluctuations. I sailed through them but I could not have if some of these people weren't there. Mind you, this support was not only from friends whom I knew well but they were also from my many online friends who in spite of not having met me took time for me. These lovely people spent their most precious asset on me - TIME. I am so glad that the sacred enabled me to know these people both real time and online. They gave me the courage to go on, stand up and above all -BELIEVE in myself.

The dear ones who  went through the  path with me. I wouldn't know  how I would have managed without you:
Brother Francline 
My sister Lydi

My online friends who were strangers to me but at the same time knew how to comfort, sustain and give courage:

Saturday, 17 October 2009

The birds and snakes too

today i went bird-watching with a couple of friends and colleagues. it was a great experience to identify birds, insects, snakes, butterflies and other organisms. when people complain of having no time, i am glad that i could set apart time for looking and observing species i would have never ventured to see at other times. i marvel at the creation with its dappled, speckled and lovely splendour. i am so grateful for this day and the lovely experience that it unfolded.

i also learnt to be patient and quiet while stepping into the habitat of these birds who are very sensitive to intruders. the various calls that signify territory-marking, mating, nesting and others were pointed out to me.

Hopeland i owe this day to you. thanks.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009


I am so glad that I can feel the breeze blowing on to my face, ruffling my hair and giving a sense of joy joy.
I am happy to feel the tingling cold water sting my toes and arouse me of my slumber.
I am overwhelmed to just FEEL and grateful that my senses so amaze me always.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Overwhelmed beyond my capacity and grateful too

Those wishes, those calls, those messages: They were all indeed a remainder of how thoughtful people are. How much ever I seem to lose hope, I have no reason to.

I am so so so grateful for all of them and to all of them who made my 20s memorable and as I ushered the 30s in, made sure that they gave me the hope, wishes, prayers and joy to move on confidently forward.

Words sure are not sufficient to express my thankfulness (read gratefulness) to my god who has surrounded me with lovely beings.