🐝 Fatima G. Williams

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Happy Birthday Dada! The sadness is almost not there; Inner peace, understanding and knowledge dawned!


Today I couldn't help recollecting and smiling at the happy moments spent with my Dad. The last outing we had was a trip to a famous church "The Basilica of Our Lady of Good Healthof Velankanni" down south of India, a city called Nagapattinam. 

The sadness is almost not there. The emptiness stays, although there is now, understanding and knowledge dawned from such occurrences in life.

                                                                             You'll never know how much you miss someone unless they are not there. 

Happy Birthday Dada! The sadness is almost not there; Inner peace, understanding and knowledge dawned!


I dedicate this buzz to my Dad.

Wishing him a very Happy 69th Birthday if he was still with us. He now lives forever in our hearts.

I love, respect and thank him immensely for passing on his values and goodness to me which I will treasure for the rest of my life.


I'd like to share my thoughts on few lines I read today. A book by Aurobindo. A book I carry with me wherever I go since 2002!

 My difficulties have always given me a new meaning, a new strength and wisdom to understand the things that happen around me.

What I learnt from my difficulties:

A) When you are a being of justice, generosity, truth, harmony, compassion, understanding, of perfect goodwill, the inner attitude, the more sincere and total it is, 

the more it reacts upon the external circumstances; not that it necessarily diminishes the difficulties of life, but it gives these difficulties a new meaning and that allows you to face them with a new strength and a new wisdom;


B) Whereas the man, the human being who follows his impulses, who obeys his desires, who has no time for scruples, who comes to live in complete cynicism, not caring for the effect that his life has upon others 

or for the more or less harmful consequences of his acts creates an atmosphere of ugliness, selfishness and conflict and bad will which acts upon his consciousness and gives a bitterness to his life!


So when faced with challenges and difficulties in life we need to choose between A and B.


We can choose to create a being of sincerity and give new meaning for the struggles we face 
                                                                    or 
We can live in cynicism that we cannot do anything about the difficulties at us and live a life of bitterness!


Let's choose to live a life of goodwill, generosity, kindness and most importantly in harmony with each other.


Dada, You are a pillar of strength 

A wall of confidence

An Ocean of ideas

A heart full of generosity and love.

Our hearts have an empty space only you can fill.

You've left behind precious memories 

And lessons I can carry on for life.

Thank you dada. 

I love and miss you very much. Happy Birthday!


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Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

3 years ago #18

Grief never leaves us, She answers not our why's, She hugs us like a shadow, And refuses our goodbyes. She's there lest we forget, When our loved ones slip away, That their spirit lives in what we do, And everything we say. Fatima, I wrote this for another's grief but it may help with yours. Wear your Dada's lessons with pride and continue to be the proud daughter that you are.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #17

Thank you 🐝🐝🐝🐝 Mr.Debesh Choudhury

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #16

Thank you for all the support I received from my friends here at beBee. Without you I would have found my healing to be very difficult. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Ian Weinberg Jacobovici Laurent Boscherini Mr. Choudhury Ms. Vanderburg Geoff Hudson-Searle

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

3 years ago #15

Inspiring tribute to a fine human being.Thanks for sharing

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

3 years ago #14

What a great tribute to your father , written in a way so unique to you. My heart goes out to you. Wishing you all the best.

Geoff Hudson-Searle

Geoff Hudson-Searle

3 years ago #13

Beautiful words whilst Parents provide unconditional love Grandparents in addition to unconditional love also provide wisdom, there is a wonderful quote by Alex Haley "Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children." This quote always resonates with me. I am sure you are much loved, Dada and the Angels looking over you. Happy Wednesday!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

if all daughters were like you then we shall have many great dads dear

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #11

nice tribute to Dad! lovely buzz ! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.

Lisa Vanderburg

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #10

I so love the love that you shared - still share between your father and you, lovely . It's not something I ever had, but doesn't mean I can't understand it!

Laurent Boscherini

Laurent Boscherini

3 years ago #9

Thank you for sharing your tremendous post. The parents’ ability to love unconditionally can have powerful effects. Seeing our loved ones in an eternal perspective, knowing that they are of infinite worth, helps us to look beyond their loss, as spreading their past gifts to new generations.

Debesh Choudhury

Debesh Choudhury

3 years ago #8

Remembering a Dad is always special

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #7

a very personal and touching tribute... well done you for being you :-)

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

3 years ago #6

When our dear, beloved ones are no more, then the agony of absence is more throbbing.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #5

#3
Kevin Baker I now understand the value of old school.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #4

#2
It was a big pleasure to meet you dear. I can't help smiling at how we instantly bonded. Hugs Savvy Raj

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #3

A big hug to you as well my dear Cyndi wilkins

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #2

#1
A big hug to you as my dear Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #1

Awe...This one is very special for me right now , as the holidays approach and I am remembering my dad as we lost him last New Years Eve:-( He was very much a being of justice, generosity, truth, harmony, compassion, understanding, and goodwill...We will miss him terribly in our lives...but he always inhabits our hearts...Peace to you my friend... a big hug to you with a special birthday wish for your dada;-)

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