Homer: Gratitude Corner

What have others done that have benefitted my life—even if I don't know who those people are?

Homer (H): Yung Art Director ko sa advertising agency. Ayaw niya akong bitawan dahil pareho kami ng style ng drawing. Pero gusto ko talaga magkaroon ng sariling negosyo. Kaya ako nag-resign and itinayo namin ni Sol ang HS Grafik Print. Thankful ako sa experience na ito kasi nakita ko kung ano yung value ko sa company and kung ano ang kaya ko pang gawin.

What relationships am I thankful for?

H: Having a good marriage with my wife and good relationships with my children. I am also thankful for friends and relatives.

How is my life different today than it was a year ago? How can I be thankful for those changes?

H: Taon-taon siyempre may pagbabago. Ang maganda doon ay lumalawak ang pang-unawa mo at nagiging maayos ang buhay dahil sa mga natutunan mo.

Who do I appreciate? Why?

H: Having an understanding and supportive wife and three nice kids. Very grateful din ako sa mga taong tumulong sa amin noong ma-operahan ako sa gall bladder. Thankful ako sa mga nagtatrabaho sa HS Grafik Print kasi dedicated sila sa top quality ng products at services namin.

H: Thankful ako sa mga katrabaho namin na naging mabubuting mga kaibigan. Thankful din ako sa mga alaga namin na aso, sina Cloee and Tokii kasi napapagaan nila yung pakiramdam mo kapag pagod na kami sa trabaho.

What material possessions am I thankful for?

H: Having my own offset printing machine, a digital printer, a cutting machine and a laminator. One-stop-shop na ang HS Grafik Print. Unlike noon na kailangan natin ng ibang suppliers, ngayon kaya na natin gawin.

What opportunities do I have that I am thankful for?

H: Creating designs sa computer and printing them sa machines. Masarap sa pakiramdam na pinagkakatiwalaan ka ng mga clients mo.

How can I help people more?

H: Napakalaking pasasalamat namin ni Sol dahil napa-graduate namin ang mga anak namin sa dekalidad na mga unibersidad sa Pilipinas. Malaking pasasalamat ko sa maayos na buhay at sa maasikasong asawa. Noong hindi pa nag-a-aral ang eldest namin, nagpaaral kami ng dalawang kamag-anak. Kapag natapos na si Patrick sa medicine school, gusto pa namin magpaaral ulit ng ibang tao.

 

Photography: Mad Minds Photography
Makeup & Styling: Ada De Pedro & Kath Eustaquio-Derla
Studio: Toasted Mallows

 

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Edits: Jacquie Bamba S. Zamora

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Philippine Copyright © 2016 by Katherine C. Eustaquio-Derla

Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla is a journalism graduate from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She wrote Bedroom Blog by Veronica, a relationship blog for Cosmopolitan Philippines from 2009 to 2011, which covers most of her single dating life. In 2015, she published her first book Before I Do. She’s passionate about coffee, red wine, books and Mad Men. She stopped collecting hearts when she got married in 2013 and went back to collecting Archie Comics ever since. Send the author a tweet @kceustaquio.

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