I have just returned from a ten day trip to the Philippines and I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit such a country. My time was split between the island of Bohol and Dumaguete city on Negros Oriental. There are many things I could write about from this amazing trip, especially considering this was my first visit to a non-western developed country, and I am sure all my experiences will filter through into my writing one way or another. I got to hang out with old friends, meet new friends and go to a wonderful kirtan meditation retreat. But for now I would like to write about my experience in regards to the practise of thankfulness.