Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Counting the Blessings

What's the difference between Grace and Blessings? As what I have read and understood, "Grace" is something that is given to you but you never asked for it. One perfect example is the conversion of St. Paul who had been known to persecute the church before he became the Great Apostle. In short, Grace is unfair while "Blessing" is something that you have asked for and is given to you. However, there’s a fine line between asking and not doing anything. They say that when you pray, you don’t pray for money or asking God to solve your problem but you pray that God will strengthen and guide you. Both I and my husband don’t believe in luck. We believe that we are responsible of all our actions, that’s why asking for guidance is so important.

By the way, the other Saturday we went to fine dining to sort of celebrate our awesome year in business. With the economic situation right now, we felt so much blessed. The independents are just so slow but we picked up on the big chains and it’s just growing and growing more. We can’t even fill some PO’s since we’re out of stock on some best-selling products. So, all in all- we’re so blessed!

We moved to a new building last month- thinking we could have a room to grow but so surprising that the warehouse is so crowded right away. My husband gave me a raise for the second time which is awesome too! I’m just so grateful that he’s so patient with me. I had a hard time adjusting and working on his company that basically doesn’t have any system yet. I guess, I learned a lot knowing that I have no business background except an Engineering Management subject way back in college. It gave me great opportunities to meet some business-minded people from different parts of the world and somehow opened up new inspiration and challenges.

Cheers to all of us! God is soo good!
Shawie

5 Grateful Heart's Words:

Mel Alarilla said...

Yes, we should always count our blessings and be thankful to God for all of them. Grace is defined as undeserved favor that is contingent on the giver alone. Nobody in the whole wide world can say that he deserves the grace of conversion and salvation that God has so graciously given to him. Thanks for the inspired post. God bless you always.

the donG said...

wow! congratulations. looks like the company is expanding despite the crisis. that's indeed something worth thanking.

grace is one of God's best gift to us.

juliana said...

whatever it is, grace or blessing, we should be grateful everyday.

congratulations on your booming business. you certainly deserve it. what industry are you in by the way?

Shawie said...

thanks, guys:) our company had just started and with God's abundant blessings- we grew and survived:)
@juliana: it's in Pet Industry- guess, people still love their dogs, lol!

SHIELA said...

congrats and i'm happy for you :)

God bless.