Saying thank you & farewell to loved ones…

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Evening Guys,

The past few weeks have been very challenging for number of reasons, but to name a few, I’ve moved homes (yes plural… I’ve finally said goodbye to my Midland based home and moved from one London based apartment to a next), applied for new internal job positions and now tragically lost a near and dear loved one - my Grandma, Cicy (we all called her by this name).

I’m not going to lie… If there was any a time where I needed to pull out the resilience and stamina card it was now! And there have been times when I’ve nearly ran on empty but the truth is that thankfully, during this time I’ve been equipped with my family, friends and a loving boyfriend; all of which have given me nothing but undivided love and support.

So what am I trying to say? Well one simple thing. God, thank you so much for blessing me with the spirit to stay strong and focused throughout all weathering conditions. Thank you so much to my family, friends, man, and strangers at the train station (didn’t catch your names but your smiles were infectious) for keeping me focused – I love and appreciate you all. And goodbye Cicy, goodbye my loving, caring and verbally sharing (she wasn’t easy) Gran. You have contributed to building the strong woman I am today and I know that your teachings and legacy will continue to live for many generations to come.

I just want to you leave you with one thought today which is no matter how hard life may seem sometimes, no matter how stressed you may feel sometimes and no matter how much you feel like giving up remember that we are all here for a purpose. And remember, if we have purpose we have worth and so fighting through all of our challenges are nonetheless worth while. I am saddened by the death of my grandma because she was a rock that I thought could never be broken. However, I am happy that she died peacefully and I’m overjoyed that she has finally reunited with my Grandpa, Dada.

If you work really hard and you are kind, amazing things will happen! This is because behaviour breeds behaviour so in turn you will attract amazing like minded people who will love and support you through happy times and also when you feel sad and blue.

So as Maya quite eloquently puts it:

"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

— Maya Angelou

I love you all guys and please never forget your worth (self actualisation is the key to success). Stay gifted and highly favoured

Reds (I do it all for the love) xxx


Nic at: 9 March 2011 at 14:40 said...

Heart felt piece Shereen! Thank you for putting the simple but important things into perspective!

Condolences to you and your family, God bless you hun. N xx

Asha at: 9 March 2011 at 15:32 said...

True words of wisdom cuz...words that are deep

Just thought i would do a little poem for Nan.

God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be
so he put his arms around you
and whispered,
"Come to Me"

With tearful eyes and sorrow
we have to let you go
and although we love you dearly
we let your spirit flow.

A Golden heart stopped beating
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove us
he only takes the best

I love you Nanny Cicy
God only knows we do
I only wish that one day
God makes me as strong as you.

God Bless and keep you always Nan, joined once again with Dada, never forgotten.

I feel like i want to put down so much more but i feel that i wouldn't be able to stop.

Till we meet again xx

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