A Time for Thanks and Giving Back

My recent birthday leave followed by a five-day holy week break was a much-needed respite from work – both primary and supplementary.  It gave me time to look back and assess with whole-hearted gratitude and thanks for all of the great things that came my way. Some I fervently wished for, some just came to me as a surprise – just like an icing on the only kind of cake that I eat. 

The past year have been so overwhelmingly great for me almost on all aspects – family, health, career and on the associations I was able to forge. It sometimes drives me to tearful thanks as I seek answers on why it is so. I don’t really know if I deserve all those but as a typical human, I accept it with wholeheartedness.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank the Lord for the gift of skills (and maybe talent) which allowed me to prosper on my career and opened up a slew of other opportunities for me to earn and grow as a person. I thank the Lord for the gift of friends and for the gift of knowing when a friendship is worth pursuing or not. You see as there are only two kinds of weather here in the country, so are friends – there are the “all-weather ones” that will surely withstand any kind of tests and those who will be there for your because the weather is sunshiny fair. I thank the Lord for revealing to me those whom I need not necessarily scratch from my list but to be careful from before my emotional investments become so achingly big.  I thank the Lord for the gift of family as the one I have keeps me grounded and lets me know who and what I should be at the end of each day – a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a woman.

There are a lot of other things that I am sure to be thankful about that I might be unable to enumerate here at all. But one thing that I will never forget is to also thank the Lord for the gift of strangers – my acquaintances from the online world that I have been able to build through the years. Yes, that includes you who are reading this post. I may not be personally acquainted with each and everyone of you but I sincerely thank you for allotting a small amount of your time just by visiting and reading this blog. 

As I give thanks, I also have the desire to be able to give back to a number of you. I am unable at this time to give back to all of you but I surely hope to be able to do that in the future. :)

Some of my blogger friends frown upon or avoid running (no pun intended) blog contests as it takes a lot of time as much as it generates a lot of doubts and issues from others who can’t find time to be happy for others. A number of us just finished with one but here is another one which I would love to have so that I can share some of the blessings that I have received from the past year. :)

So how does it go? Simple, just post a comment on this blog post – anything that you would like to say (except profanities please!)  and 

  • The first LADY/FEMALE who will post a comment will receive a Sports Bra
  • Person who will appear as Comment #3 will get to receive a PHP500 worth of Riovana Gift Certificate
  • Person who will appear as Comment #30 will get to receive a PHP500 worth of Riovana Gift Certificate
  • Person who will appear as Comment #41 will get to receive a PHP1,000 worth of Skechers Gift Certificate
  • First person who will post and who happens to share the same birth month (March) and age (41) with me will receive a PHP1,000 worth of Skechers Gift Certificate. Please do let me know if you do. ;)

If I am not so lucky and I won’t be able to get to comment number 41 or worse, 30 these two items will have to be raffled-off.  

Oh, and btw, no DTI thingy for this blog, only trust and confidence that you believe that when I use randomizer.org, the winners I publish are the true winners that were generated by the said program.

Again, thank you very much for taking the time to take a sneak peek on this blog and for some, using this blog as a resource and at times inspiration not just to lead an active lifestyle but also to do good not just for one’s self but for others as well.

Let’s Run!

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54 Responses

  1. advanced happy birth ms.vimz GOD bless you and your family always! :-)

  2. belated happy birthday maam vimz

  3. Thank you Ms. Kulitrunner :)

  4. Wish you all the best in the year ahead!

  5. I Love KulitRunner

  6. Woman must not accept; she must challenge.
    She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her;
    she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression

  7. I love Ma’am ViMS

  8. Belated Happy Easter Monday Ms. Vimz!!!

  9. Wow. let’s run. teach me to run. I am beginner runner, my son in law encourage me to run.

  10. I’m thankful for my health and for the gift of patience. I’m thankful that I’ve discovered running. Pero siyempre the best form of gratitude is, of course, passing it forward. Happy birthday.

  11. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! HOPE TO MEET YOU IN PERSON! MORE POWER AND GOD BLESS :) <3

  12. Running has recently become a passion of mine and I am thankful I stumbled upon this blog of yours! Thank you for sharing your wealth of information and for giving back to your readers. We all indeed have a lot to be thankful for this whole week. :)

  13. like like

  14. Its nice to hear that you have so much to be thankful for. :)

  15. I hope I get something! =)

  16. I love your blog! I would also love that sports bra =p

  17. belated happy birthday to you ms. vims!more miles to us :p

  18. It seems you reflected a lot this past Holy Week break.

  19. All things happen for a reason in our life. They are not just happenstance. God with His everknowing grace had it all planned. You deserve all of those Ms. Vimz.

  20. My Dream Sports Bra Wish i win the contest pls.. Congratulations Ms. Vims

  21. hi im babes peralta, a mother of twin daugther, im very thankful because my life being a mother and a husband masasabi kong its a god’s previlage kaya anu man ang ginagawa ko sinisigurado kong with a guidances of our lord, thanks and godbless

  22. UNA MALIGAYANG KAARAWAN SA IYO,MARAMING SALAMAT SA MGA BAGAY NA PALAGI KONG NATUTUNAN SA BLOG MO,BILANG BAGO LANG SA LARANGAN NG PAGTAKBO MALAKING TULONG ITONG BLOG PARA MALAMAN,MAINTINDIHAN YUNG MGA ARAL SA PAGTAKBO,BILANG MAGULANG NATUTUWA AKO NA MAKASAMA KO ANG AKING PAMILYA SA PAGTAKBO,SA EDAD NA 56 HINDI AKO ALAM KUNG HANGANG KAILAN PA AKO MANANATILI SA MUNDONG ITO,SA PANAHONG NAKAKASAMA KO ANG AKING ASAWA AT ANAK SINISIGURADO KONG KALIGAYAHAN ANG DULOT SA AKIN,TULAD MO NA NAGBIBIGAY LIGAYA SA MGA KATULAD NAMING MANANAKBO,MALIGAYANG KAARAWAN. NORA GANTES

  23. Let us always be grateful. Yey! Do I get the sports bra? ;)

    Thanks,
    Tey

    http://www.earlyruns.blogspot.com

  24. by the way, sports bra or not, happy birthday! :D

  25. maligayang bati! Let’s run! :D

  26. may you continue to be a blessing to others! happy birthday!

  27. Keep a grateful heart ! You’re an inspiration to us …. the mere reason why we keep on running is that you always inspire us to love running ! You Are So Blessed!

  28. nice blog!

  29. thank you.

  30. sana manalo ako…

  31. Well written article

  32. thank you for sharing your blessings. happy birthday!

  33. More power.

  34. salamat sa isa pang chance manalo!

  35. More power to you!

  36. wow, another contest.

  37. Hello po :)

    I’m not joining the contest mam.. I just want to greet u belated happy birthday. More blessings to come! :)

  38. HAPPY HAPPY BDAY MS. KULIT!! you inspired me as a runner to conquer my fear and defy any odds,, you bring inspiration to many pls. continue writting/blogging.. God bless you!

    P.S. i simply thank you… happy bday..

  39. thanks for sharing your blessings! happy birthday po!

  40. go kulitrunner

  41. Keep a grateful heart ! You’re an inspiration to us …. the mere reason why we keep on running is that you always inspire us to love running ! You Are So Blessed !

  42. salamat din po.

  43. Continue writing and keep running……. to God! :)

  44. belated happy birthday!

    and thanks din sa contributions niyo sa running community.
    :)

  45. we all have blessings to be thankful for. my newfound passion for running is one of them :)

  46. Nice article Maam Vimz.. All I can say is, may God continue to shower you with blessings and long life. Keep on running and blogging ;)

  47. Belated Happy Birthday! :D More blessings and I’m looking forward to your future posts.Hope to see more this year. :)

  48. Belated Happy Birthday Ms. vims! More powers to you.. :)

  49. Hi Ms. Vims, I just wanted to say thanks again for your very informative blog and also for a lot of promos that most runners are looking for. May God continue to shower blessings upon you. Cheers! :)

  50. Ms. Vilmz, thank you for updating us and for giving us a chance to have a free race kits. More birthdays to come!

  51. Belated happy bday kulit runner! God bless! =)

  52. Hi Ms Vimz, belated happy birthday BTW. Thanks for always posting running info on your blog. Stay happy and keep on running.

  53. hi just want to say that i love reading your blog and hope you will continue it.

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