images (2)It does take a little thinking to realise that life is going on and the arms of the time clock have only one option….. to go forward.

A year has gone and another year is coming. Each one of us would add year to his/her age, and reduce one year from his or her life span (expectancy) !.

Can we stop the life train, or can we reverse its course?. The wise answer which is the true answer is “no”. We are unable to stop the life train nor we are able to reverse its course, but any one of us may be able to chose the destination of his/her life train.

Let us look forward, and try to see what is hiding behind the horizon. Let us imagine that only happy surprises are over there waiting for us to collect. Let us be optimistic, and let us see tomorrow as much better than today. Let us dream of a bright future for us as individuals and for us as humanity.

Life without hope is a farm without water. You can plant what you want, but it’ll never grow, and it’ll never bear fruits. 

Birds’ lives are unpredictable and unprotected, but birds tweet and play  and live happily until the last day of their lives. We – humans – enjoy much more predictable lives and our lives in comparison are safer and more secure. We do worry, mourn, nag, complain, and rarely appreciate what we have got. We do create a lot of stresses on ourselves, because we live in worry and fear. We do create that worry and fear for no reason in most of the time. It is I think much easier for anyone of us to worry than to relax. It is easier – may be more enjoyable – to become anxious and get edgy than to chill and relax. We are humans, and I think we were created to be anxious and live in fear.

It is a new year, and it is going to be different from the last year…. let us be optimistic.  

HAPPY NEW YEAR ! . . .   images (1)

Dr M Belhag

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 8 .
    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.


    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.


  2. Page Guide:
    1- Winter chills.
    2- Autumn falls.
    3- A touch of philosophy.
    4- The Summer Treasures
    5- The Springy Days
    6-The Snowy Nights.
    7- Morning Delight.
    8- Night Tranquillity.
    9- Why Me?.
    10- Sign of the Time.
    11- The Hidden Powers.
    12- The New Year is Knocking.
    13- The Ponder… in a New Style.
    14- Why “the-ponder.com”?.

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