“The colour of springtime is in the flowers; the colour of winter is in the imagination."
- Terri Guillemets, American quotation anthologist, 1973 -
JAPAN FACTFILE Kakizomi by NHK World-Japan.
May the new year bring good health, happiness and meaningful times to us all!
A Journey A Month…
Your Story. Our Story. The Human Story.
Each year, despite everything going electronic and online, I will still go out and get a diary/planner in Dec as part of my new year ritual. Last week, when I opened my new 2022 diary, I found a pleasant surprise, a lovely note inserted in its cover.
Let me share the extract of the note with you:
“Just like when a new movie is about to be released, the year 2022 is about to begin. Why don’t you start the new year feeling like a character in a movie? Whether it is an exciting adventure, a heart-fluttering romance, a comedy that brings you laughter and tears, or a road movie that will heal your loneliness. Now, let a new story begin. “
What a nice gesture from the diary maker! Indeed, it is cheerful to keep writing our stories; with an open heart, the journey shall be colourful and enriching, and when we look back one day, all these will be an enchanting soundtrack of a movie or a canvas of a masterpiece, a work by us!
People often ask about our purpose in life. Viktor Emil Frankl, an Austrian doctor who authored the bestseller “Man’s Search for Meaning,” said it is not a question for us to ask. Instead, we are being asked that question, and we and our actions are the answers.
Let’s start the new year and enjoy another of our adventures!
The world is fascinating simply because differences exist!
Join us to spread the words, share the vision, and do our parts.
Crossing Cultures – Beyond Boundaries