When “Thank You” is More Meaningful than “I Love You”
I am smiling looking at the reality and dreams.
Siem Reap, Cambodia| November 2016
I was having a conversation with myself during the last day of the year and I realized that the sweetest and most meaningful thing you can say to someone, is not I Love You. It is the simplest phrase that we can say and overuse (but we tend to forget), it is Thank You.
Success is not all about doing it by myself. Mostly, it is because of the people around me who trusted me and say good things about me. Thank you.
When I felt like quitting, I just think of how my readers would tell me that my stories make them feel they are part of my little life adventures. Thank you for choosing to stay in this blog space. Thank you for wanting to get to know me. Thank you for trusting my thoughts on different brands and products.
Yellow Cab Pizza event wherein I met 2 of my blog readers 🙂
Just some of my bloggies who joined me during my #harrybirthdayruth party.
I celebrate life everyday with them and it was my first time to celebrate my birthday.
Thank you for telling me that I inspire you guys to be a better blogger – because that inspires me to be better too. You guys know who you are. 🙂 Thank you.
It is true that when you get older, your circle of friends become smaller. Thank you for your time, for your interest in knowing what’s new about me, for listening and for always being there. I want to give a shout out to Diane, Teepee, Ralph, Joan, Angeli, Larae and Au. I hope to see more of you guys this 2017.
(choosing not to post their photos because they are not into social media :)) But most of them already appeared in my instagram 😀
A #harrybirthdayruth that sounded like a #HappyChineseNewYear greeting from all of my wonderful friends ⚡Haha It was amazing to see everyone enjoy the party and have a great time! Thank you all for coming!!! 💖💋 #thisisruth #harrybirthdayruth #claraolewizardry #HarryPotter @chuckiedreyfus @yendreyfus @paultheprguy @ruthfloresca @melovillareal @kumagcow @jlougar @rodelflordeliz @mykesoon @certifiedfoodies
Thank you to social media for helping me stay connected with my friends and network – and for connecting me to people who share my same interests. Social Media allow me both to stay grounded and to improve myself.
To the people who I do not know but make my life simpler:
The people I got to interact with and meet randomly everyday – from Uber drivers, guards, sales people, messengers, and strangers. I believe that God sent them on purpose to make life easy for me and I hope I made life meaningful for them somehow. Thank you!!!
To my friends all over the world who I only met once:
My previous work and the things that I do allow me to meet friends all over the world. I got used to saying hello and goodbye, and my thoughts would always be – “when will I ever see them again?”. Thank you for the chance to get to know you, and your culture. Thank you for knowing me too.
… and to you:
Thank you for allowing me to be the same old chic that I am. Thank you for allowing me to be myself. When I am myself, I am stronger and happier. Thank you.
I have simple goals. I don’t even have a bucket list. I don’t read those articles in ThoughtCatalog and EliteDaily that dictate how to live one’s life. I live my life as it is and I let the future surprise me. Thank you everyone for being a part of it. Thank you for being a part of me.
Oftentimes I think that Thank You is truly much more meaningful than I love you. It makes both the giver and receiver feel better. It motivates people to do better and result to contagious act of kindness. As per medical records, saying Thank You is simple and never results to heartaches 😉
Here’s the best effort to do a year-end video but I couldn’t seem to fit all my videos. Just few snaps from my 2016: