To my peers in the blogging world, BLISS has been a buzz word this past year. There used to be a time when the first thing that came to my mind upon hearing the word BLISS was one of those lubricants that they sell in convenience stores. Thank God for Martine De Luna and her Make It Blissful movement! She reintroduced the word with a whole new and positive (and wholesome!) meaning.
According to Google, BLISS means “reaching a state of perfect happiness and great joy”. Let me add to that definition and alter it a bit. This year, I’ve learned that BLISS means choosing to live in perfect happiness and great joy in spite of life’s imperfections. There are several ways to choose to live in great joy depending on one’s situation in life, but the first step towards achieving bliss, to me, is gratitude. And gratitude was the whole point of Bliss Makerie 2014, a private holiday gathering organized by master blissmaker Martine De Luna.
Bliss Makerie 2014 was held last December 6, Saturday, at Scarsdale in Shaw Boulevard. Martine brought together her partners and friends in blissmaking, and threw us this little soiree as a sign of gratitude and thanksgiving for the success of Make It Blissful this year.
Sharing below some photos from the event. Thank you, Martine, for inviting me, and thanks for being a constant inspiration to all of us. I know that this party was a token of thanksgiving to us, but it is we who should thank you for the support, motivation, and positivity you’ve been spreading all year round.
Here are other blog posts on the Bliss Makerie 2014. It’s interesting to read the others’ take on the event:
I’m A Proud Blissmaker! by Ginger Arboleda
Words for 2014: Collaboration and Bliss by Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio
Bliss Makerie 2014 by Patty Laurel-Filart
On A Bliss Makerie High! by Toni Tiu
A Blissful Afternoon by Nica Cosio
Wishing you, blissmakers, a joyous Christmas and an even more blissful 2015.