[Faith, Love, Family, Friends and taking care of oneself are the ingredients of a happy life.] Anonymous
Life is on the move. It goes on with all the good things and bad things happening around from time to time. A few good things have happened quite lately.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill
November 29, 2011: Afaque Ahmed passed the Civil Services Examination of Pakistan successfully in his first attempt (a candidate has three attempts in total). That is really brilliant of him as out of 9063 candidates only 882 could pass the first phase of the selection process. It is his dream come true. He had been looking forward to this achievement since he started thinking 🙂 . The inspiration might have came from the social environment, but the credit goes to his father who provided him all the resources and kept pushing him through all the years to do the dew. He has been brilliant throughout his academic career, bagging almost all top positions. I wish him best of adventures in times to come.
“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” J.F. Kennedy
Two friends of mine became fathers of their first respective children.
November 18, 2011: Muhammad Ali was blessed with a son, Ali Shahbaz.
December 07, 2011: Raja Ansari was blessed with a daughter, Soonh.
This is one of the greatest changes to have occurred in their lives. Now their lives will certainly have a turn, and they will think in a different way. They would start planning for the best possible future they could best possible give to their children. And most importantly they would now know what and how it feels like being a parent. God bless their kids. [Amen]
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson
Last but not the least, I moved my family from a hushed, calm serene small village to a much bigger city Karachi. It is one of the major decisions I have taken in my life. I had been living away from my family since October ’09, and visiting home only once or twice a month. Now the time seemed too ripe to continue to live all by myself, I needed my family but more than that my family needed me more. Life may not be the same, in fact it is never the same. But I gotta work harder perhaps to get going in metropolitan life as I’ve spent over 28 years of my life in countryside. Personally I don’t adore city life, but it has its own charm and chill to go with. 😉 Kids seem to be loving the new place, so do my wife and my mother. Mom is at more ease as her sister is living just round the corner whom mom would only teletalk before.
I thank Almighty for everything, everything.