If you’ve ever thought:
If you’ve ever thought:
Hello there! Couldn’t stay away for too long this time:$
Oh well, truth be told, it’s getting late on my side of the world [as in 1.30 am late), yet i am sleepless for some reason..
Playing a playlist of Zen music in attempts to fall asleep but…too high on life, hehe 🙂 Those who know me know me i.e. in real life would definitely say YES to that (A);
I reckon even My People would agree too, those who are on my Good Day mailing list
(this last by the way started as a humble chain of kindness, few names on there, yet apparently now turning into a beautiful ‘secret society’ as some of the most genuine friends among My People referred to it it this week:)
Lesson of the week:
Blessings come in words, actions, thoughts, and/or signs (silent or loud- all the same), we just got to keep an eye for them! Life is beautiful, absolutely beautiful to have a heart beat:))
You know you are blessed, when even before the week is over, even before it has been 7 days since u invested in 1 act of kindness and mindfulness, you are overwhelmed with messages of kindness, appreciation, self-fulfillment… and life opens up, it just lights up
i.e. when you feel so loved simply because you “touched” another life , another.
..even from those people you thought of as: grumpy, irritated, uptight…let alone those already sweet and explicit and straight forward in expressing their emotions in life.
The ripple effect on my people toady in particular, felt special, amazing, in the lines of a powerful, loaded blessing like this:
We all know how challenging it can get to ditch the bad mood you woke up in, don’t we?
And the below too, partly in Arabic – the official language here in Lebanon:
(last Arabic word = “today”)
2. In my post yesterday (here), i did tell you how i “invested” in my people..in the smallest of ways this week and the past one;
So have a look at how my week went by, and tell me if they make any one, even the grumpiest person ever, feel good about themselves and propped up, for real, or not:
(Arabic translation: Thank you from the bottom of my heart; I am completely speechless, Thank you so very much.)
3. I had not added anyone to my Good Day mailing list for months.. Knowing i have a vow since April 2015 to add 1 person every day, yup, i was frustrated deep down as to why i have no one new on there for a while now. I did not force it though.’coincidentally’- NOT, only a week ago, look what happened:
In the first 3 days of the week only, I had already added: S.G., J.S., J.A, M.A, S.B…& counting and their reactions …. !!!
Someone very special is finally visiting Lebanon again tomorrow ad i cannot wait to see them! I think that counts as legit driver of insomnia, right?:$;)
My people, my beautiful circle, my strength, and the only ones who keep me going here on this blog and in life:
days pass by,
we may not pass from here again,
let’s spread love, kindness, and
share all we would love to say to someone while we are still at it, this life, this health we now have – even if we think it’s not really a good “health” or “life”..
With all my love,
May 13, 2016 at 1.48am
Sharing an interesting, recent life mix of: Loneliness, Hope, Reflections, and Love.
Happy Easter my beautiful people;
celebrating or not this holiday, I hope we all had a ‘fair’ amount of time: to mend, to take care of ourselves, and to enjoy the things and people we cherish most in our busy, sometimes overwhelming lives.
I am compelled to share one gem to take away tonight:
A Movie Recommendation: Unconditional (link below)
Came across this movie by chance tonight. No words can possibly express how it spoke to me, truly. Powerful, beautiful, real; based on a true story of someone who chose, like us on this platform, to share their story, perhaps it may help others:)
My Lessons of the Day (if you have the time, please do read-on):
I had met my beautiful friend since high school, E.G. earlier this afternoon. Honestly, I had been procrastinating our catch-up for weeks on end to be very honest, justified horribly by: “i’m too busy/overworked, stressed “etc. you get the idea.
Our exchange … left us both ‘cured’. For real.
Highlight of our catch-up: we brainstormed on new, practical plans to launch in this upcoming month, for a more interesting, enriching life outside of work/other commitments life imposes on us more often than not:
I, Joy, have the expansion of my Blogging learning curve & the self-enjoyment/fulfillment that comes wrapped within those, in the lines of new acts of kindness I can/shall coin for My People (Stay tuned for those!);
while E.G. has a good amount of amusing investigation to discover something she loves to do, for herself, not for anything or anyone else and start it. It’s time for new options on the table of life!
Not by coincidence, this past week was also blessed with the visit of a precious friend E.H.; I did not get the chance to tell him though things I’d also love you, my people, to hear:
1.I began to fall in love with the Bloggers’ community I am exploring online day in, day in!
I would just love it if everyone now ‘meets’ my new friends here on the blogging platforms: Steph and Tea especially :D:D
Beautiful, beautiful people, stories, and moral support.
2.Opening up this Blog and posting on it merely to share my story with “others” who share my cup of tea in life, is the best thing I EVER did – in my life so far.
Every new notification on here gives me the chills and every new blogger i discover close to my outlook to life and character gives me reason to celebrate, be thankful, and smile every single day.
3. The “we only truly grow through others” Life Lesson & Self-help tip ‘driving’ this Blog wins yet again:
I wanted to give my students (first through third year undergraduates) a special, professional guest-speaker for their Marketing Modules, so i spread the word genuinely across my humble network of people- no one renowned or hotshot trust me.
Within 6 days, exactly, I was referred to, met, and chatted with my confirmed Speaker – a hotshot, regional Marketing Professional in one of the biggest Holdings in the Middle East, R.B.
Hearing my genuine mission with students in my first year as an academic, and sensing my excited intentions to share with our students something ‘practical, memorable and engaging’, he is now willing to share his story, expertise, and knowledge for no return – at a date we assign with our university. I cannot wait to see how we’ll get on with this!
Talk about investing through “others”? What do you think? How else could I have currently grown in my mission as instructor and academic officer of my students at the British School of Business, if not by asking “others”, valuing or recognizing “others”, genuinely appreciating them, being interested in what drives them, and hearing or learning from “others”in the networks of my people?
🙂 I rest my case for tonight on this one.
I learned not to ever again underestimate the Love of our “special people” and how much it allows them to understand us.
I learned not to ever again underestimate how much putting the ‘small’ yet crucially-needed effort to see a good friend (you don’t see every day because of ‘life’) over for a Coffee/Tea can do you good and release you from weeks of ‘not-such-a great’ relationship with life.
I learned to always live simply- literally; that is, communicate all grey thoughts or areas you may have because only by honest expression and naked truths, do two people really strengthen and build-on their relationship.
I am sure it was no coincidence at all that, as I felt I could not understand life perfectly these past two weeks, the right people next to me, E.G and E.H. were here for me, when I thought I was the one who should be/is here for them.. but then I realized,
A true Soulmate is not a perfect fit it seems! It’s more of, “a mirror, the person who show you everything that is holding you back,
the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
[…Soulmates] tear down your walls and smack you awake […].
They come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.
[They] shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions,
break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life[…]“.
Always eager to know your thoughts..:)
With all my love,
March 29, 2016.