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Happy New Year 2020!!!
by Wellesley Gayle
As I write, we are just hours away from a brand new year!
I am super excited but also deeply grateful, and I hope you are too!
Well first I'm alive! And in my right mind!
Some may say otherwise, but I never take those gentle heart beats lightly! Every day we wake up is a blessing! As truly, we have no control if we did or not.
I remember someone said, if you thing it's the alarm clock that wakes you up, let the master take the breath away and see if the alarm will wake you up!
That was telling!
Also I've achieved much during the last 12 months!
Baby Nylah is just one reason to celebrate :-)
Despite an up and down journey though, it has been very rewarding; To God Be The Glory!
Don't get me wrong, I am not naive, there were stumbling blocks and challenges, I can't ignore that. In fact, the residue of some still lingers.
But I consider them just that, stumbling blocks on my future (journey).
The phrase I typically use is 'Object Lessons', as there was always something to learn from those; they all come together to prepare me into a better person.
From a business perspective, I am also thankful.
As you know, I made one of the biggest decisions in my life in May 2019, when I boldly decided to leave corporate and work full time on this my web business. I announced it here.
It has been a real challenge, especially with Google choosing to decrease my traffic just when I started to see growth.
But you know what, I learned some stuff; it allowed me to make a deeper assessment on my site; a process that, among other good things, resulted in this fresh new design you are reading on :-)
And to you, and all my readers! OMG you have been awesome!
Like any other business, I've seen readers come and go, but you and many others have stuck with me right through to the end.
If fact, better than that, I have readers, like Frank, who have been with me since 2007 when I started this site!
That's not just loyalty, but love!
And even better, some have become close friends and patrons!
And with that I salute my Patrons! That's what we call them; the persons who decided to support my efforts in a tangible way...
- Sherri Neil,
- Art F,
- Dr. Linda,
- Jacqueline Cameron,
- Sherry Baker,
- Kelly McGouran
- and Wayne Stewart
Also, my Site Sponsors
and Associates In 2019
AND, LAST (SURELY NOT LEAST)..You my readers
; In Jamaica, The US, Canada, China (yes China), Caribbean, and the rest of the world!
Nothing I've achieved was purely by self, but moreso because of the your support!
And so, as we usher in 2020, like 2020 vision (that's what my optician says about me), I pray that the blessings of improved health, finances, relationships, family, peace of mind will be pointed and aligned in your favour!
Someone said this, '365 new days ahead, 365 new opportunities!'
Let's embrace all the opportunities that 2020 will bring and with God's help, make it our best year yet
Happy New Year!
P.S. See also: How do Jamaicans Celebrate New Years
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A patriotic Jamaican who adore its culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' since April 2007.
To date, he serves over 9,300 unique readers / viewers per day.
efforts have earned this site featured positions in local publications,
including the Jamaica Gleaner's Hospitality Jamaica, Carlong Publishers,
as well as recognition from numerous prestigious international agencies
and universities. Read more about him here.
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