Welcome

THE SPRINGY DAYS
At last and after a long wait, we can now see spring clearly smiling at us and calling us to smile back !.
Blue eyes, beautiful white smiles between rosy lips, and with a nice dress underneath.... that is what Spring appears to me.
Blue eyes, beautiful white smiles between rosy lips, and with a nice dress underneath…. that is what Spring appears to me.

Spring is my favourite season with no bargaining & no  compromises. I do love everything in spring, as there is nothing like seeing the flowers bloom and the warming rays of the sun. I just see spring days a picture of blue sky on the top of us, beautiful roses and flowers around us, and an even green grass like a luxury carpet underneath our feet when we walk, jog, run, or play with a lot of happiness… a lot of joy.

I’ve read some nice thoughts about spring by Rundy May, and thought to share them with you: “The first greening of the grass is like the first sight, the heralding, of spring with that glimpse of brilliant green that soon grows to carpet the earth everywhere”.

Who dares not to like daffodils?!.
Who dares not to like daffodils?!.

“With spring many flowers bloom. Memorable for me in this part of the country are the snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, forsythia, irises, juneberry, apples, and lilacs. Each is beautiful in its own right, each marks another splash of colour and life in the canvas of nature”… end of the lovely quotes !!.

Blue sky in Athens with a temperature of 28°C in the middle of March !!.
Blue sky in Athens with a temperature of 28°C in the middle of March !!.

Four weeks ago I was in a medical conference in Greece, and at that time spring was parachuting all over the capital Athens. I remember on Saturday  17th. of March, the temperature in Athens was 28°C with a clear blue sky…. it did really feel warm when I went out for a walk in the city.

On the same day at the same time, it was snowing in Paris where later on the day I had my first stop returning back to Birmingham. It was snow with a temperature of – 2°C in Birmingham airport when I arrived later.
That made me think and ponder…. why, and for what purpose?!.
Why we need to go through all these seasons, why the cold and freezing in winter, why that act of stripping the trees their cloths off, why that hot and dry air in the summer?. Why we don’t just have a spring all the year through and all over in our life?. Questions worth asking, and it is worth pondering about them.
Life can be difficult, but please try to see it easy.
Life can be difficult, but please try to see it easy.

Life was created for us to be colourful for us to enjoy its mix of colours. Life was created to us variable, for us to learn how to accommodate. life was created for us to be challenging, for us to learn how survive. Life is beautiful, and living through it is a task we all must attempt and pass the test to be strong and to feel happy.

Niceness is irresistible, and challenges are achievable.
Niceness is irresistible, and challenges are achievable.

Finally, I wrote this poem last year’s spring. It was written in Arabic, but language can never be a barrier between people. It was then written in English, and it can be written in any language. If there is a will, there will be a power. If there is love inside us, we will be able to live together in a very nice way, and with a lot of respect. Let us share the spring niceness between us and live in harmony with each other as humans.

2 thoughts on “Welcome”

  1. These comments came from Dawn Twilights (not her real name !) on 8 May 2016:

    Hi Mohamed,
    Thank you for writing (Why me?), editorial number 3 .
    I really enjoyed reading it. I have never really looked at the world from that perspective before and it has brought up lots of interesting questions in my mind. One of them being ‘what should our response be to suffering?’

    Like you say, life for any one of us is full of struggles battles, difficulties and illnesses. There is not one individual that I know who does not have their own story of pain, struggle, heartache or disappointments.

    If we look back at our own journey we can probably see how such experiences have shaped and moulded our character and changed the direction of our lives, hopefully for the better in the end. That is if we can accept that life is a journey of hills and valleys, and that not one of us is immune to pain and suffering.

    The question for some is ‘where is God in those painful moments?’. In our darkest moments in life we can feel like heaven is silent…. but it is in those moments that God is walking beside us, in the tears, the questions, the frustrations. We can look back on our lives and it can seem like such a mess …..but if we look closely enough we can always find God in the smaller details of the experience.

    It reminds me of a song written by a beautiful singer called Laura story.. Called blessings. She wrote this at a time in her life when her husband had just been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and was searching for the same answer.

    https://youtu.be/0xRNrnh__SE

    So I have an illness ……. No one has a cure… No one knows why it happens…and I can live my life with fears, worries, if, buts and maybes… But no one knows what my journey is going to be, except God. So I have a choice to make … It can make me a bitter or better person!

    I feel blessed that It hasn’t affected me too badly but the diagnosis has been a journey of significant loss in many ways.
    Would my journey in life have been different if I hadn’t been diagnosed? ‘Yes….but I wouldn’t be where I am today and I would never exchange that.

    I can wrestle with the what if’s and but’s of those losses but I have to ask do I want those experiences to make me bitter or a better person?. We all have regrets in this life but we have to learn to forgive ourselves and move on.

    But how do we help those that can’t see through the despair, can’t see the amazing opportunities and life that they still have before them in those moments of greatest disappointment and sorrow. Even if the time we have left is short and one of pain we still have a choice… We can still,in those moments, be the best person we can be.

    Dawn

  2. Page Guide:
    1- The Springy Days
    2-The Snowy Nights.
    3- Morning Delight.
    4- Night Tranquillity.
    5- Why Me?.
    6- Sign of the Time.
    7- The Hidden Powers.
    8- The New Year is Knocking.
    9- The Ponder… in a New Style.
    10- Why “the-ponder.com”?.

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