Monday, December 31, 2007

From Endings to New Beginnings

As I begin to reflect back on the year 2007, I recall so many blessed memories. What more could anyone ask for then to be richly blessed with good health as well as family and friends that remain loyal through all things.

2007 was a year of ending of many things, be it work, relationships, current financial situations, spiritual journeys and even life. Although to some this may be posed as a negative, but rather endings are a great thing, and certainly a natural progression of life. For those of us that have loss work and/or revenue during 2007, we realize we’ve been freed to now explore the possibilities of what God has in store for us next----how exciting. For those that have ended relationships whether it is romantic, friendship, family or otherwise, we embrace the moments we had with them and hopefully grow into stronger individuals as a result of these endings. For those that have been seeking spiritual growth, this has been perhaps a year of ending old patterns or expanding our minds to grow deeper into our faith, which is certainly the most precious of all things in this lifetime. For those that have lost a love one (or more than one) 2007 was a reminder that their time here was finished. Although sad for those of us that are left behind because we miss them so painfully much, it’s also a great reminder of how compassionate and feeling we are in our hearts. It’s very easy to go through life and rationalize everything in an attempt to protect one’s heart from pain, but when instances as described above come along and cause us to feel with our hearts and no matter how much we try to reason ourselves out of our hearts, our heart is always successful if only to a degree, and this wonderfully painful or joyous experience is another precious gem from God to us.

As we soon begin to embark on 2008 it will definitely be a year of new beginnings for many, inshallah. Who truly knows where the road will lead each and everyone of us except for God. As we perhaps set goals and/or New Year’s resolutions for 2008 I would be curious to see how many of those truly come to fusion. For me personally no matter how many goals/plans I’ve prepared for, I’m always pleasantly surprised to see that they usually don’t turn out as planned-----and most times thankfully they didn’t because the result is always greater. Truly each year, I’m blessed far beyond that which I could have ever possibly imagined, alhamdullilah. May God bless each and every one of you far beyond your dreams and imagination. May you always be surprisingly gleeful when you recognize his blessing in all things.

My love to all.


Mixed Up Me said...

Many blessings and Happy New Year to you and your family!!! I love you!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year


PH said...

Happy new year to you and your family


MaySoon said...

Happy New Year to you and yours IbeeB..
Hugs to you and Amira

3abtash said...

happy new year
your post brought me to tears...remembering everthing that happened in 2007
may 2008 be better

CNN Libya said...

Happy new year,
Wish you a very bright, twinkling, successful year in your life
Enjoy it to the MAX :)

a_akak said...

Happy NEW year and may 2008 bring you more happiness and success

Fe Aman allah

Anglo-Libyan said...

dear ibeebarbie
I hope inshaAllah that 2008 is a much better year for you and I hope life gets a lot better for you and dear sweet Amira, may Allah bless all of you and grant you happiness and health.

A.Adam said...

i hope the new beginning for this year is better than mine.

Happy new year ,,,

ibeebarbie said...

Hi Mixed Up Me,
Thanks for letting Amira and I settle the final hours of 2007 with you......we had a great time. May 2008 be a wonderfully blessed year for you.

Salam MusicLover,
Happy New Year! Great song.

Salam PH,
Happy New Year to you and your family---may you all be wonderfully blessed.

Salam Maysoon,
Happy New Year to you dear friend and your beautiful family.

Salam 3abtash,
Happy New Year to you, may 2008 be a wonderful blessing to you.

Salam CNN Libya,
Happy New Year! May 2008 be a wonderfully blessed year for you.

Salam Ahmed,
Happy New Year! May 2008 be a wonderfully successful year for you---may it be more richly blessed than the years before.

Salam Anglo-Libyan,
Happy New Year to you and your precious family. May 2008 be one beautiful adventure after another filled with wonderful memories and blessings.

Salam A.Adam,
Happy New Year! May the beginning glitches of 2008 be the only glitches or struggles you have to suffer through, inshallah.

MusicLover said...

Wizard of OZ & Dark Side of The Moon