About Life, special occasions

2018; I pray for Love!

To welcome 2017 last year, I asked for a limitless year wishing you and myself unlimited experiences with all the meanings the word carries.

I was not aware that hoping for boundless encounters could carry negative consequences with them!

As a matter of fact, 2017 heaved me with measureless emotions. First, I said my final goodbyes to two distinguished grandmothers at the beginning of the year. Then, my compassionate uncle passed away just a few weeks ago.

Throughout the school year, I also had a lot of pressure as I was responsible of organizing major school events and different ceremonies related to the blog. On top of that, I was managing my family on my own due to my hubby’s continuous travels.

So emotionally speaking, throughout the year, I experienced a sense of loss, stress, and doubt. I even encountered that poisonous despairing feeling that would slowly crawl through my veins sucking out my positivity and zest.

However, my inner nature and spiritual soul refuse to comply and be submissive to such a defeat. I would not accept releasing my soul to my invading thoughts. The good news is that once they are controlled I become liberated.

How freeing it is to know that if I do not attend to a thought, answer it, or even identify with it, it literally ceases to exist. It is that simple; I let a thought be nothing, then that is what it will be… nothing.

Once I free myself from those negative thoughts, I overcome whatever sadness, anger, or loss I experience.

That is why, people around see contentment and fulfilment in me as I endlessly fight hard on spreading white wings over the black veil of negativity.

It is not easily done as it is said, but with gratitiude, faith, and trust I believe that ‘this too shall pass’, and other challenges will come along. Through those losses and experiences, I learned a great deal about myself.

That is why, I would not limit myself to a year and label it as my worst or my best. After all, every single day has its own bitter and sweet moments. Some are more aribtary than the others, leaving a person shattered into pieces. However, no matter how difficult the struggle is, a person is forced to gather those pieces back, glue them into a new form, which could be more resilient than before, and just move on. Life, after all, is an accelerating train that waits for no one who does not show up on time at the train station.

I would not speculate what 2018 has for me or for my dear ones. By human nature we all wish for the best praying for harmony, health, and peace of mind. We pray for such attributes because they give us comfort and hope. They provide us with a sheltered reason to simply move on. Oh how I wish life was that simple! We would have been in heaven ages ago.

It would serve me no good if I ponder upon the past or worry about the future. It would not ease my pain or heal my inner wounds if I kept myself trapped in yesterday!

All I know and try to do is live and love that given moment, and continue to be grateful for the many blessings I am bestowed with.

From the 2017 experiences, I graduated with a new notion; the more Love I give to the outside world, the more peaceful I feel in my inner terrene!

So for 2018, I pray for Love!

About Life

On Death

Endless as the ocean

And wide as the sea,

I am filled with emotion

Thinking that can’t be…

Loved people come our way,

Then suddenly they pave a new road far away,

As they depart with no warning –

Leaving so early on a silent morning!

We tend to believe that we rule

As we decide, plan, organize, and aim

Oh how ironic, and how fool!

As in a second, there is nothing left to claim!

Death is a path – we all have to take,

It is so real, so daunting, and not fake!

It is the one that takes as far

Leaving it’s door wide ajar!

It strikes at once,

Warning you with every pounce!

It shows pride in its power,

Stressing it every minute of the hour.

It brings heavy silence with it

Pain, anger, agony of no limit!

It does not differ among the human race

Black, white, poor, or rich – as it knows no face!

But once we are back on trek

We humans tend to forget,

We fail to appreciate life at its full

Taking it for granted – all in a handful!

But then death falls on us with a thud

Wrapping its weight in a flood.

To remind us that it will always come our way

With no invitation, or a warning, or even a say!

And when they are gone

Only memories help us to move along,

Leaving us with shattered thoughts

But with a faith ever so strong!

It is life with all its irony,

Its beauty, its harshness

Its bitterness its sweetness –

Beating in our hearts tirelessly!

Acceptance is the key

Acknowledgment makes us knee

To what matters the most –

The Truth, and to that I toast!