Bliss and Gratitude

Blissmakerie 2014To 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.

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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.

With the setup alone, it's very obvious that this is an event of Dainty Mom herself. ;)

With the setup alone, it was very obvious that this was an event of Dainty Mom herself. 😉  Thanks to Constance Styling for the lovely setup!

Yummy Bellinis and Mimosas!

Yummy Bellinis and Mimosas courtesy of Scarsdale!

We all tried our luck in this croughnut-making contest!  Too bad I didn't win!

We all tried our luck in this croughnut-making contest! Too bad I didn’t win!

Thanks you, Marts, for bringing us all together.  This was my first time to meet Ginger (mommyginger.com) and Vanessa (shedmomblog.com).  Prior to this event I only "met" both of them online. :)

Thanks you, Marts, for bringing us all together. This was my first time to meet Ginger (mommyginger.com) and Vanessa (shedmomblog.com). Prior to this event I only “met” both of them online. :)

With my former neighbor Paula Peralejo-Fernandez (paulatheexplorer.com).  I've always looked up to this lady a lot eversince we were younger (and not because she was an artista), and it was so nice to see her at the event! :)

With my former neighbor Paula Peralejo-Fernandez (paulatheexplorer.com). I’ve always admired this lady a lot eversince we were younger (and not because she was an artista), and it was so nice to see her at the event! :)

Scarsdale Philippines

If I ever get pregnant in the future, I want to look as pretty as Martine!

My Bliss Box!  Thanks to the sponsors: Print Cafe, The Vanilla Company, A Vanilla Story, Casa La Armonia, Heima Store, Zoya Philippines, Cutieverse, Philosophy PH, Brown Belly, and Craftsmith Living!

My Bliss Box! Thanks to the sponsors: Print Cafe, The Vanilla Company, A Vanilla Story, Casa La Armonia, Heima Store, Zoya Philippines, Cutieverse, Philosophy PH, Brown Belly, and Craftsmith Living!

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

Scarsdale Philippines

Wishing you, blissmakers, a joyous Christmas and an even more blissful 2015. :)

2 Comments on Bliss and Gratitude

  1. Racquel
    December 15, 2014 at 5:24 am (3 years ago)

    Hi, Carmel! Can I just say…I love your simple yet girly pink dress here :) So apt for the event!

    Reply
    • Carmel David
      December 15, 2014 at 6:43 am (3 years ago)

      Haha thanks, Racquel! :) Merry Christmas to you and your family! See you soon! :)

      Reply

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