Monthly Archives: June 2011

30 BC – DAY 30

OHM - Symbol of Consciousness or Underlying Intelligence

Today, I am blessed because…

most of the time I have the mental clarity to decide what is right and what is wrong for me.

This one’s a long one. It’s also my last one. And it’s an important one!

My mum said a nice thing to me yesterday: “I admire you so much. At your age I did not have the mental clarity to admit some things about myself out loud.” We were talking about a particular subject but even so, it was a comment that I really appreciated. The way I process choices and decisions is not pitch perfect. I make many errors of judgment. I only started to develop an active approach towards mental clarity in the last two years. Now I’m 22 and I can’t even believe it! When I turned 21 I felt so old. That was my limit for birthdays!

Twenty-one seemed to be a defining moment for me. I changed a lot mentally. I think I matured these last two years. Mistakes were still made and are still being made. However, I am happy to say that I feel like most of the time I have the mental clarity to decided what is right and what is wrong for me.

How are you BLESSED today?

Tamara 🙂

P.S. Thank you for joining me on this BLESSINGS jounery. Exactly 30 days of blessings for those who have only just tuned in now. It was a truly great project for me and I feel saner after doing it. Be sure to check out my other 29 days. Soon enough, we’ll be back to regular programming ;-).Until then, stay blessed!

30 BC – DAY 29

 

Today, I am blessed because…

I have a roof over my head!

I always lived in small apartments or maisonettes, and for a huge part of my life, this was a form of embarrassment for me. Now that I’ve grown up I just take it in my stride and remind myself that I have so many things to be thankful for that I shouldn’t worry about where I live.

I just have to keep in mind that my parents always did their best to provide for my brothers and I. One way they did this was providing us with shelter and a loving home. Our home may be a little small and cosy, but I would rather have ‘cosy’ than sleeping on the streets! Therefore, I shall sleep easy tonight with the consolation that tomorrow I have my last exam, and that if the current lunar eclipse unleashes a vicious zombie apocalypse, then I will be safe and sound in my room (I hope!).

How are you BLESSED today?

Tamara xoxo

BRAAAIIINSSS!!

30 BC – DAY 28

Today, I am blessed because…

I persisted!

I went for my costume fitting today as I will be working as an extra in a Norwegian feature film called Kon-Tiki. It took us more than one hour to get to Rinella due to traffic, an hour and a half at the fitting and an hour and a half to get home by bus. Needless to say I was feeling tired and sweaty when I got back and I still have a major headache. But somehow, I found some inner strength and persisted with my studies and only just stopped now as my headache has reached its peak. Sometimes I don’t know how I get the energy to work. When I am feeling fresh, wide and awake, that usually makes me procrastinate more. Today, I was exhausted and feeling sick-ish but something kept me going. My body is really messed up.

Now it is time to rest but I shall carry on tomorrow. I’ve just got two more days until the end of exams and the end of this challenge.

How are you BLESSED today?

Tamara 🙂

30 BC – DAY 27

Today, I am blessed because…

I am not alone!

It’s my birthday but I almost forgot about it this morning. My mind was on my exam and I didn’t have any birthday plans. After logging onto Facebook and switching on my mobile phone I realised that today is a special day indeed. Luckily, I am not alone in this world and there are people who will greet me (at least on my birthday). I thank all those who acknowledged the day I was born on. I am truly touched. The response was overwhelming! Bless you all and thanks for reminding me that I will never be alone.

How are you BLESSED today?

Tamara 🙂

30 BC – DAY 26

Today, I am blessed because…

I got the opportunity to go to university!

In a few days time I shall finish reading for my degree. It seems like a dream. What a long and winding journey that was, and yet at the same time, how fast it flew past my very eyes! My second semester was a nightmare and I am hoping that I won’t have to do any resits or repeat my last year or something. That said, I am kind of sad that it’s all over. The prospect of finally having a full time job is exciting but I’m really going to miss uni. The whole experience has forced me to grow up, accept responsibility and aim for myself without other people trying to set my goals. It has also instilled in me a hunger for knowledge and the truth.

Some people talk about uni opening up the graduate to a world of better paid jobs. I don’t think uni is all about getting a high paid job. In most cases, graduates take ages to find a good job anyway. Some have to go abroad or continue studying to secure relevant employment in their desired career. For me, it is more about being in an environment that nourishes well informed, opinionated, conscientious citizens. The beauty of it is that nobody will force you to seek knowledge. However, the resources are all around you: software, books, equipment, professionals in the field. It is their at your fingertips and you have the power to use it.

I shall never forget the wonderful people I met at my time at the University of Malta. I have formed some wonderful friendships with my classmates, lecturers, various staff members and especially with people who I have encountered while working within student organisations. I am truly grateful for sharing this experience with them.

So, how are you BLESSED today? 🙂

Tamara

30 BC – DAY 25

Today, I am blessed because…

I am in relatively good health!

I’m not the most fit person. I do suffer from asthma and other illnesses. However, on the whole, I can say that I am quite healthy compared to people who perhaps can’t afford the right environment and medicines to stay healthy. I also never required a major transplant or had any major disfigurements. I never broke my bones. And I only had a few major operations when I was a little kid.

It feels a bit weird writing this as I feel like I’m about to jinx myself. But you know what they say? Bad stuff only happens if you believe in it. So I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing to keep myself healthy and happy. Hopefully, the rest will take care of itself.

Nobody likes to have a health scare, so this post goes out to all those people who are going through or know someone close to them who is going through a rough health patch. May you remain positive and may you get well soon!

How are you BLESSED today?

Tamara 🙂

30 BC – DAY 24

Today, I am blessed because…

I have had the chance to travel.

The friends I’ve made. The experiences I’ve felt. This would not have been possible if I did not have the opportunity to travel.

How are you BLESSED today?

Tamara