A day of Thankfulness

I’m thankful for so many things on this American Holiday!! I wanted to share a few things that I am thankful for. I am thankful for my health. I am thankful for my family and I am thankful of good friends. I am thankful for these things everyday but on this special day of thanks, I wanted to share some of those things with you.

I am thankful for the Cold Play song “Fix You.” Right now this is in heavy rotation on my IPod and I’ve been listening to it every day. It’s a beautiful song about love and what I envision in the person that I am looking for.

I am thankful for the Yiruma song “Kiss the Rain”. I also play this song several times a day. It’s by Korean pianist and for some reason it reminds me of past memories in a very beautiful way. This is another song that puts me at peace and makes me smile.

I am thankful for the book, “The Alchemist”. I feel like this book really puts me in touch with reality and inspires me to follow my dreams and listen to my heart. What I like about the book is that it teaches you to live your life well. Live every moment in the moment. Let go of anything that is an encumbrance. Follow your dreams. Have fun and enjoy everything life has to offer, but don’t forget the things that really matter. Let go of things that are not within your control. There is so much wisdom contained within the pages of this book, the most important one, is to enjoy every minute of your life. We all have goals in life, we have dreams to fulfill and successes to achieve. We need to remember to stop once in a while, and smell each rose and count each star in the sky. It is not the destination, but the journey, that counts. There is something to be learnt in everything. It’s definitely worth reading!!

I am thankful for my Mercedes SL550. I absolutely love my ride especially on that deserted drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. My car drives so smoothly and accelerates so fast but most importantly, it’s a convertible which means on my road trips to Los Angeles and back, I can get some sun :).

I am thankful for forgiveness and growth. I’ve learned to become much more patient and accepting of people. I don’t hold any hatred, envy or jealousy of anyone. I’m much better at being patient when things aren’t going in my favor and have a much greater capacity to brush negativity off and move on.

I am thankful for my ability to surround myself with good people and remove myself from conflicts and drama. I am much wiser about how to avoid drama and make decisions that will promote positivity and keep me out of gossip and negativity.

I am thankful for my MAC. I absolutely love it. It is so much better than all of my previous PC’s. I can hold so much more information, especially all of my photos and its very user friendly. I also think my MAC is faster, less prone to viruses and holds more space. I really debated on whether I wanted to get a MAC or not last year and it’s been one of my best decisions of the year.

I am thankful for my Blackberry Bold. It makes my life so much easier. I can do so much work from the road. I can even respond to all my networking sites and catch up on emails when I am not in front of my computer. Otherwise, I would spend a ridiculous amount of hours on my computer each day whereas, I can run errands or go shopping and still get work done from my Blackberry.

And I am extremely thankful of my supporters and fans. I really appreciate all of the comments, emails, messages and tweets. I try to stay connected with everyone as much as my schedule allows and everyone has been so wonderful to me over the past few years. You will never know how much I really appreciate all of the kind words and messages. I really do.

And finally, I am thankful for charity. I am going to fly back to Vietnam next month and do some more charity work. While I love my car, MAC and blackberry, life is really about “people” and nothing is more important to me than connecting with people and helping those out there that are less fortunate than me. And what I receive in return is a sense of happiness, peace and balance in my life. Something truly priceless that money can never buy. I love nice things but as much as I can, I try to give back as well.

I hope everyone has a HAPPY THANKSGIVING and think about what you are thankful for today and ways that you can give back to those around you. Loved ones or complete strangers. It’s our ability to love and give that make us so special. XoXo.


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8 Responses to “A day of Thankfulness”

  1. Wendy Says:

    I’m thankful to have met you and to be able to share my thoughts,poetry and life experiences with you 🙂

  2. Trisha Peña Says:

    Liz, once again a beautiful post. Despite how things may seem “on paper” I have had a very blessed year and am so grateful and thankful for the support and friendships that have bouyed me this year, and your beautiful spirit is one of them.

    Trisha in Nashville

  3. Liz Lieu Says:

    It’s been a real pleasure and the feeling’s mutual Wendy! This is one of my all time favorite poetry which you have written about me through your eyes ..

    Thank you for this dedication, thank you for always believing in me, thank you for all the support and motivation you’ve given me. You are truly a wonderful person with a heart of gold. I really admire your strength and determination. I’m thankful we cross paths.

    “The Path”

    A fog of indecision seems to follow us at every toss and turn.
    The right is a path to honesty,trust and every upmost thought of concern.
    At the left is a path of caution and little untruths that can clog the mind.
    One must try to keep great focus-Be willing to listen to all views and sides
    Life maybe full of challenges-The tough one’s are so hard to grasp.
    Look inside yourself to find the answer.
    Truth, Faith and Reflection-Will always be the final answers to solve the problems of the past.
    Believe in yourself-You’re the mightly tiger.
    A loyal friend who can inspire and calm with one comforting stare.
    Stay strong-You’re the mighty tiger.

    Untouchable to all who will dare.
    A Champion with Honor,Love and Kindness .
    A Caring soul who’s always willing to share.


  4. Doc... Says:

    With the passing of time, you grow more beautiful and wiser. I have watched this transformation though the years and I am in constant admiration of your determination to conquer all challenges. You truly are a angel from above. You inspire me to do great things. I am very thankful to have you in my life. Have a great Thanksgiving Liz!!!

  5. Liz Lieu Says:

    Trisha – I am thankful for the trust you have given me to be able to share some of your personal life stories with me. You are so courteous and understanding for me.. you don’t say much (twitter) but you always make sure that I know your looking out for me and want the best for me. And this I am very thankful for. Stay strong and always remember .. you’ve got my 100% support! 🙂

    Many blessings…

  6. Steve Carse Says:

    You are such an inspiration to many and it’s great that your poker success has provided you the time and money to travel the world and help all those in need through the charity work you do. I wish you even greater success on and off the felt and one day hope to accomplish just a fraction of what you have been able to do. You may be the Poker Diva to some, but to everyone you are a Saint. God bless.

  7. Liz Lieu Says:

    Doc – I am extremely thankful for the unconditional friendship you have given me throughout all these years. I am thankful for the unexpected email from you, sharing your thoughts with me. I really appreciate your honesty and words of advice as I see that as a wake up call for me. Thank you for the constant reminder to always be the better person .. Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Happy Thanksgiving Doc!

  8. Laurie Says:

    Liz nice to have seen you again @ bcpc in Van. Love the short talk we had outside on break,nice to hear that your still going strong with your world outside of poker. Everything in moderation.. thats my moto.
    Also know this, the words that come from your heart can touch people you will never meet, but it can change their lives forever.
    It’s just another blessing in “my” life to continously cross paths with people like you. You have seen the light that lies inside all of us and are sharing it… it’s the best feeling in the world…keep up the good work Laurie

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