A Thousand Tears and Laughter: A Farewell to 2016

A bittersweet goodbye to my first ‘work’ family, a new beginning in my dream company, a thousand challenges, tears, and laughs (of course :D...

A bittersweet goodbye to my first ‘work’ family, a new beginning in my dream company, a thousand challenges, tears, and laughs (of course :D ) – looking back at how the past year went, only one word comes into my mind, GRACE.


I was always the smiley face and the ball of sunshine. It’s even the inspiration of this blog – happiness in life’s everyday celebrations. However, this year really tried me (and my sunshine). I had my gloomy days that turned into weeks. Gloomy moments that eventually became a part of me. Silent cries that seemed neglected. I’m just thankful that for every gloomy moment, there’s at least one person who shares their light and things become bearable.

Through all the trials, decisions, learnings, and heavy hearts I had, I know it is by God’s grace that I was able to get back up again and remain hopeful. Admittedly, I wasn’t consistent with my time with Him (especially in my happy times :( ). But because He is a gracious God, He gives me comfort whenever I ran into Him. I can’t express enough how thankful I am for His overflowing grace.
Thank you Lord for the tears I’ve shed. It is through the tears that I’ve become stronger and braver. You just knew there’s nothing I could not endure ‘cause I trusted You. You knew it was the only way to pull me out of my comfort zone – to go to greater heights. You knew it would bring out the best in me.

Thank you Lord for the laughs I’ve had. It is through the laughs that I’ve become more hopeful, content, and inspired. You showed me Your great love. You knew that it is through my little wins, and quality time with loved ones that I shine the brightest. You reminded me that life is beautiful because You are with me.

I may be leaving 2016 in an imperfect state, but hey it just means I still have another year ahead of me, a 2017 to live (haha) – more time to inspire people, seek God’s will in my life, grow in His presence, and love the people dear to me.

A sweet kiss to you 2016. Thank you.

P.S. Sorry for the looong hiatus on publishing celebrations here on the blog! The celebrator (aka me haha) just really needed a break. But anyway, it’s a new year and I’m sooo back. Expect a lot of celebrations this 2017 – together, let’s celebrate every date

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