There is always something that you should be thankful for everyday.


1. I didn’t not have to walk in this stormy weather. My dad dropped me off right outside the branch and my brother’s classes were suspended. Oh how I miss being a student.

2. Nicole and our Baby Alcina was discharged today. 🙂 See you soon, Baby.

3. My flu and my cough is vaguely there anymore.

4. I decided to wear pants. If I didn’t, I am pretty sure I’ll be having some fever by now. Boy, do I need to drink my vitamins.:/

5. I was able to transmit the outward checks for clearing even if it was already too late. 🙂 No scratch.

6. Maylin was able to order the shoes for my brother. 🙂 I got it already. Yeyy.

7. Suprisingly, I had grapes for lunch. Something healthy.

Small things go unnoticeable. But those are the small things that you complain about most of the time.

Our life is a result of all our choices.


What about you? What do you complain about?

I do not complain. Papa says complaining is an activity just like listening to the radio. One may choose not to turn on the radio, and one may choose to turn the radio on. One may choose to complain, and one may choose not to complain. I choose not to complain.

These are pretty rough conditions for anyone, never mind a girl your age. How can you not complain?

Our lives are fashioned by choices, Mr. Ponder. First, we make choices. Then our choices make us. Rough conditions? Yes. An ungrateful person may see this place as too small for eight people, a diet that is limited and portions that are too meager, not only three dresses fr two girls to share. But gratefulness is also a choice. I see an annex that hides eight people while others are being herded onto railway cars. I see food that is generously provided by miep. I see an extra dress for my sister and me while there are surely others who have nothing. I choose to be grateful. I choose not to complain.

Are you honestly telling me that you are always in a good mood?

Of course not silly, But if I ever find myself in a bad mood, I immediately make a choice to be happy. In fact, it is the first choice I make every day. I say it out loud in the mirror and laugh even when I am sad. And soon, I am happy, exactly as I have chosen to be.