I am so blessed to share God manifested another part of my dream 30th birthday. I shared in my last post that after contemplating how I could best celebrate my 30th birthday I decided the best way to celebrate was to give back. I did that through our Random Acts of Kindness trip (described in my last post) and also decided to give back to those I love. I wanted to appreciate everyone who supports me during difficult times, challenges me to grow, and brings me closer to God. I made a list of those people and committed in my heart to taking each and every one of them out to dinner throughout 2016. Given my recent transition to self employment I was not sure how but prayed for God's financial support and leaned on the knowledge that "with God all things are possible" (Mathew 19:26).
A week after I set this intention, and without my telling anyone, my mom called me and told me that she along with my sisters and their families would like to throw me an intimate dinner party with those that matter most to me. As you can imagine, this brought me tears of gratitude.
My intention was to write about my dinner immediately after it happened but I kept waiting to be able to soak in all the energy and gratitude I felt from that day. Throughout the dinner and the following several days, every time I thought about how blessed I am to have so many people who love and support me, I became overwhelmed to the point of nervousness. One morning about a week and a half after my dinner I ran across this quote
"God proves through me by opening the windows of heaven and pouring out such a blessing that there is not enough to receive it." (Jack & Cornelia Addington)
And bam there it was! I can't possibly take it all in because Love is God and God is greater than anything I can ever fathom. So I slowed down, took a deep breath and directed my energy to the one who makes all things possible...
I thank you and praise you for another day of your life and of your breath. I thank you for the abundance of love and support that you have sent my way. I thank you dear God for my family's generosity in giving me this dinner party to recognize and celebrate some of the most influential people in my life. I thank you for each person who made it to my birthday dinner. I thank you for all of those that were there in spirit and every single person that has touched my life. Thank you dear Lord for the learning, the laughter, the tears and the challenges that I have experienced with and through each of them. I know that the love that we share is your divine presence working through us because you are Love and you are all there is. Thank you dear Universal Spirit for your loving kindness and reminder that I am loved, and I am appreciated not because of the things I have done nor because of the personality that I have, but because I am a child of your grace. You continue to amaze me Lord and I dedicate my life to serving you. I know serving you, is serving me, and every person on this Earth because we are all one. Thank you dear Lord for the awareness that with you ALL things are possible. Although I can never truly grasp your greatness I pray to remain appreciative for every one of your blessings including the ones I am not aware of.
Thank you, thank you, thank you dear Lord for the inspiration and knowingness that you are here holding me as I step more and more into my light. You are God, you are Life, and through you I am Love.
In God's name I always do pray, amen and so it is.
Adelina Nicole Tancioco