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Thank you 2016, hello 2017

2016 has been an impressive year for me, though like all things in life, has had its good times and the bad times. But naturally, I do not dwell on the negatives but the victories.

2016 started on a testy note for me because I became pregnant unexpectedly, even after which I had decided not to have kids any more. It was tough accepting the pregnancy but I am glad I did because my son has been such a blessing. He has brought my family so much joy. Even though he’s my third child, his birth brought me new experiences, new exposure and new opportunities. So what started out as testy became my victory.

I love the direction my business took this year. All the confusions were gone and I was much clearer and driven. Am looking to 2017 with even bigger enthusiasm.

2016 brought new experiences for me and I guess it would be incomplete without my mantra for the year – lyrics from William Murphy’s gospel track “Already getting better”. Whenever I was down, the line “God’s already moving on my behalf…” lifted me up and got me going.

In 2016, I got to visit Canada for the very first time. I had a great time in Calgary and my best memory was the genuinely kind and warm Canadian spirit I encountered in every Canadian I met. It was an awesome experience.

In 2016, I embraced complete organic living, ditching processed foods and embracing nature completely. From the food we eat to how we live our lives, we consider the earth first, including  keeping our environment green.

This year, I taught my kids to embrace even more cultures and so we embraced Bollywood! You can’t begin to imagine how much they have learnt about Indian culture. Every time we watched Bollywood, it aroused my kids’ curiosity so we spent more time online researching.

I don’t know how 2016 has been for you but I can only encourage you to count your victories and blessings rather than dwell on your losses, because I did experience those losses but I am choosing to draw strength from them. I wish you all the best in 2017!

Happy new year guys!

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