No matter what sort of year you have had, this is the time when you feel the need to sit with oneself and ponder about the past events, assess the current situation, and hope for a better future. Some of us work on changing certain habits, while others create a list of a new year’s resolution. Personally, I have decided to work more on my inner status as a first step in making the best out of my life in this period of time. And this is what I will share with you:
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you!”
Last year, I thanked 2017 for all the boundless experiences it has entrusted me with, and the life lessons it taught me from the painful losses which have abducted my inner happiness. Despite that, I held no grudge against it, and for 2018 I prayed for Love! I realized, back then, that the more Love I give to the outside world, the more peaceful I felt in my inner terrene! I learned to reflect intense Love and only Love towards my soul and others, regardless of a few bitter and negative consequences I have faced a couple of times during the year. So for that mighty LOVE I have asked!
Throughout 2018, Love bounced back at me with abundance. I was baffled by the loving support and ardent loyalty I have received this past year! I did not only feel it, but I have also sensed it on many occasions. Whether it was at home, or at school, or by the society, it was expressed in one way or the other. People sometimes surprised me by sending messages or emails expressing the Love they feel for my work, and all the inspiration I have provided them with. The Love I have asked for was manifested in many ways, and I am so grateful for those ardent emotions I have shared with so many of you.
That radiant Love was specifically tangible when family and friends knew about our departure and the fact that we will be leaving Abu Dhabi for good. I received phone calls almost on a daily basis, words of encouragement, and support from so many caring people. I felt I owe each and every one of them and promised myself to always make the effort to be there for them too and provide them with my endless Love and warmth.
That same unique Love accompanied me all the way to Oman where we were fervently welcomed by very kind people and with whom we instantly felt connected. Their love and courtesy fell upon me and my family like confetti. I could literary feel their enthusiasm and consideration in wanting to help us and make us feel at home. It was a bit surprising for me at first to realize that so much goodness still prevails itself in this unbalanced world. At the same time, I thought to myself, ‘How awesome is that!!?’
Despite all the difficult changes I have experienced and the unstable mind status I passed through, I could sense the loving vibes of my entourage. That same Love has helped me overcome the complications of settling in a new place and quickly adapting to the current environment.
It is true that there are only a few days left before I bid goodbye to another number set in a sequence. Only a few days to benefit from what is still hidden for me in 2018, yet the impact this year had on me is endless and immortal. The new me who graduated from the ‘School of Life’ as per my precious Grandmother, may God bless her soul, is remarkable. Yes, I will continue to offer more and more of my Love to everyone and everything that surrounds me. Yes, I will be projecting my positive sentiments for the dear people who have been part of this growth! That Love will be my eternal guide!
So what would I ask for in 2019? I only want to be immersed in gratefulness!
N:B In the picture above, Mother Earth has offered me this heart shaped rock which I coincidentally found on our second week in Muscat, and I knew that Love will continue to guide me in the years to come.