A most wonderful year is about to set on us, giving us new opportunity to enter the world of 2011. To begin with, the year starts with the date 1-1-11. Isn't that wonderful? So easy to put it in figure, and so easy to remember. It is my sincere wish and prayer that the new year will usher in more love, friendship, peace, happiness and... good-will to all my dear friends - some of you I have known for years, and some through Facebook.
|MY DAUGHTERS IN THEIR SCHOOL DRESS|
The past one year has been a journey of ups and downs for me. It was also a journey of rediscovering myself as much as it was a journey of healing. It was in December 2009 that I joined Facebook, two months after the home-going of my wonderful wife. As I fought against loneliness, pain and shame, I turned to Facebook to find new friends with whom I could share some of my deepest thoughts.
Looking back from today's reality, I must confess that I got more than what I bargained for. Not only was I able to make new friends and acquaintances but I was also able to rediscover for myself the joy of living. What more could I ask for?
My search for old friends led me to renew contact with an old, old friend after a gap of 24 years. I last saw him in Hyderabad way back in 1986, and Facebook brought us together recently. I was also able to re-establish friendship with a female friend with whom I lost contact for the past 16 years. And I have had the joy and privilege of making new friends by the hundreds.
Unfortunately, after I reached the limit set by Facebook I had to trim some friends who I thought might not mind having them removed as friends. I feel bad about it but I really have no other choice. Otherwise, I need to start a fan page and people need to LIKE me. And I detest that.
The Facebook platform is unique. You can make personal contacts, reach out to others, share ideas and even use it as a marketing tool.
Fully knowing the immense potential of the internet, I was led to start || Verses & Inspirations (on Facebook) || In Memoriam: Mrs. Khomting Vaiphei (on Facebook) || Huithiang! (on Blogger) || @TheGodTweeter (on Twitter) || @Huithiang (on Twitter) || @TheTweeterBible (on Twitter) and The Authorized Bible (on Facebook) || with a combined reach of about 75,000 people in more than 100 countries.
Isn't that amazing?
Out of despair and grief God helped me touch lives around the world. I share quotes, jokes, anecdotes, ideas, Bible verses, and short inspirational stories and personal experiences. It has been a most satisfying journey. It has been both a joy and a blessing to touch lives around the world.
|ME & MY DAUGHTERS|