Today is the last day of the #sparkonwithneelu series. I am on a roller coaster of emotions as you can imagine. Extremely happy that I started something close to my heart and kept at it for thirty days and sad that it has come to an end.
I leave you with another valuable lesson I have learned in my 32 years of life - celebrate your success no matter how small. Success can be a very broad term. We are taught right from childhood that we have to have a particular career or make so much money to be successful in life. Absolutely not!
This short poem sums up everything I want to convey:
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The other day I asked you to list down all of your achievements in life, how much ever small or big. Today I request you to celebrate them. Give yourself the freedom to be joyful about all the things that you have done for yourself or for others. Treat yourself to something nice and continue doing it. Let the happy chemicals keep you moving forward.
As for me, I am celebrating the end of the series by closing shop this weekend and going into hibernation until school reopens. This series has sparked many things inside of me and I would like to work on them and also enjoy some quiet time with family. I am hoping to be back soon, in sha Allah, with something better. Let's see how things turn out. In sha Allah.
A heartfelt thank you to all of you who have read, liked, commented, messaged, and helped me in taking this series from the beginning until the end. I couldn't have done without your encouragement. Merci Beaucoup. Shukran Jazeelan. Orayiram nanni!