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New year but I'll just keep on keepin' on

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

No fancy resolutions for me, I'm already doing what I need to do. emoticon

Found on SP's facebook page. Great pic indeed. 2014 was a good year for me, at least when it comes to finally getting my butt in gear to lose weight and focus more on fitness. I had been wanting to do it (not really wanting though, because if I really, REALLY wanted it, I would have done it a long time ago...) since january (you know, "new year, new me" etc) but it just didn't happen because I didn't MAKE it happen.

Now I finish this year 10 kg lighter and a lot happier. I learned a lot and I know I'll keep learning..
I finally understand now how important it is to have a support system, and mine is SP and all the AMAZING friends here. There's always support and encouragement when you need it. Thank you. emoticon

2014 was a dark year in other ways though. Just recently my arabic teacher's mosque (he's the imam there) was vandalized, arson according to the police. Obvious hate crime, one of many this year. There has been an attack each month on mosques around Sweden, and probably many more that are not reported because they know there's no point. Nothing gets done about it anyway.
All along muslims (mainly women) are verbally and sometimes physically attacked outside. I know several women who have been pushed or even beaten outside by random strangers telling them to "go home" and that they're not welcome. It's sad and it scares me. I hope 2015 brings about change. I pray for a calm and safe year for everyone, regardless of faith or lack thereof.. I love my country and I hate to see this happening..

So, good bye 2014, hello 2015. May God protect us ALL, and help make this year a year of LOVE, FAITH, UNITY and REPENTANCE.

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    Gosh I'm so sorry that's happening in your country. Some people can be so ignorant and mean, just keep your head up and keep the faith that you already have in the goodness of your fellow beings. I'm glad you're doing well on your fitness and health, and may 2015 be a happy year for you.
    2160 days ago
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    Thanks, Therese! I hope 2015 brings about both personal and world change, too.
    2162 days ago
    I think that's a great wish for the New Year!
    2163 days ago
    that´s is great on the weight loss love.proud of you.keep on keeping on you are doing great.inshallah things will get better for islam in sweden and in tunisia though i think after the elections are all over the way it is looking tunisia might get worse again.i also have the same hopes and wishes as you love for next year.thank you love.take care and keep smiling but above all keep on keeping on and never ever give up. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2163 days ago
    Thanks, Therese... I pray the same for all of us too! Wishing you a Happy Blessed New Year! emoticon emoticon
    2163 days ago
  • JAROL7
    CONGRATS ... me too! I'm on Day #510 of my journey.
    2163 days ago
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