Thursday 8 May 2014

I've been doing a lot of reading and a hell of a lot of thinking recently.

Have you ever read something that resonated so much that it changed the way you think about life?

Here's a quote I read the other day from 'This Side of Paradise' by F. Scott Fitzgerald:

The premise is simple. It is wise to let go and trust fate to carry you through life with it's endless ebbs and flows. It is the only way to be happy. Sounds easy, no?

Errrr, no!!

First you have to blindly believe that no matter what is currently happening in your life, fate will eventually bring each and every one of us something good; something that is, and always has been, meant for you and you only. In other words, you have to remain the eternal optimist. Secondly, you have to let go of all control and simply let what will be, be. And that, for anyone, is hard.

With all the 'ebbs and flows' of the past few weeks, I was very happy to finally have Mummy Bags touch down on Qatari soil for a week's visit.

On our first day, we travelled to the north of Qatar and the stunning Mangroves where we spent the day Kayaking.

The rest of mum's stay and the days that followed were spent enjoying the usual Doha activities, with lots of chats along the way.

While Mummy Bags was in the Museum of Islamic Art, she found this Arabic quote on a plate from the 10th Century

It reads: "Foolish is the person who misses his chance and afterwards reproaches fate".

Basically what I think they were trying to say all those years ago was...

That way, nobody can argue that you didn't give fate every possible chance to work its magic.