I looked at my own life and questioned how I fared.

I am a bit off in some of my goals: I have not hit my financial target, I am not married yet, I did not bond as much as I wanted with my dad neither did I have good family time. Yes, I did miss some marks.

In all these, I saw many blessings this year. I grew my mind, my visibility and influence.

I risked showing the world some of my shortcomings, I risked been judged by many eyes, I risked people questioning my points and questioning my authority. I risked combining so many things I do and losing sleep and fun time. I risked leading by example with the thought of not making a mistake that will affect those following me closely.

Our loved ones we sometimes see so commonly and then take for granted can mean everything to us when faced with a life and death scenario. Hence, before we get to that point, take a moment to think of those beautiful souls in your life and they blessing they have been. Send notes, letters or make calls and shower them with love now that you have the opportunity to. Today is a love day!

I stole a glance to my left and there she was going through her phone, the brightness of her phone gave way to my picture on her screen. I looked again and saw she was going through my blog. Excited, I quickly grabbed my phone and captured the moment. She turned around when my camera flash fell on her and I smiled and stated my case before her majesty.