Monday, December 24, 2007

2007 Update and Merry Christmas

Dear All my family and friend,

As most of you noticed that I skipped a year of annual update and season greetings last year due to many reasons. It is, of course, very easy to skip this year as well but I am grounding myself to give you a glimpse of my 2007. Each of your face has been hovering in my mind very much lately. It must be a reminder… I believe.

2007 has been a great year to me! It went by so fast and put me in amazement! I am sitting here and recalling some major pieces in 2007… other than calling it a smooth ride; this year absolutely changes, enlarges, and softens my perspectives about many things.

I believe there are so much more that I need to accomplish but I have learnt to give credit to every single step I took and celebrate every milestone as a great pilgrimage. Life is not only about the big events but every single detail counts – that makes us who we are and helps us to appreciate the beauty and fullness of life.

Early this year, I went back to Switzerland and took some extra complimentary courses to upgrade my degree. Last week, I officially became an Executive MBA graduate with the diploma on my hands. As for work, I was promoted and have been taking up much more responsibility in management and business development. It has been thrilling even though some rough patches remain challenging to overcome. Nevertheless, the Lord once told me that He would bless the work of my hands and so far by His grace and blessings, everything turned out to be glorious.

Since work has been overwhelming to me, I could only afford to take up three mini vacations, counting the up-coming trip to Lake Tahoe. Visited New York and Las Vegas to spice up my constantly “working” life ^_^ Nevertheless, friends from all over the world have been visiting me since the beginning of this year. Their presence has reminded me how blessed I am to have each of them in my life. Even though we are oceans apart, we are never too far.

I moved to a new home. My roommates are great!! It is a nice and comfortable home. Somehow, the atmosphere and calmness help me sleeping better at night. As Christmas approaching, we have successfully garnered tons of gifts under the well decorated Christmas tree. Can’t wait to open all the presents though ^_*

Other than these little updates, the most important message here is to wish all of you a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous 2008!! Also…Thank you for being my family and friend! Thank you for your support and love! Thank you for enriching my life story and help me becoming a better Zoë each year! Thank you for your patience and kindness! Thank you for extending your hands when I am in need and rejoice with me over every accomplishment!

I pray that God will continue His special plan in your life and draw out your potential to the fullness. I pray that your eyes and heart will be opened for His blessings and see His fingerprints everywhere you turn. I pray that you will be blessed beyond measure for every kindness that you show to people around you. I pray that no matter where you are, low or high, in happiness or sadness, at the corner of your room or in the field of greens, my prayer will reach to your heart!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
It is His birth and resurrection that gives us an everlasting hope!!


Monday, December 03, 2007


I tend to update my blog when I am down, blog writting is an outlet for me. Nevertheless, it seems to give bias impression for others who read my blog, for instance, Stefan. I am glad that he pointed it out because my blue moments are just a tiny slice of my overall joyful life. If I were to count my blessings, I would have to write a few times a day in order to give a candid view of my day, which is full with gladness and joy.

I am in Vegas, enjoying the last 1.5 hours of my short vacation. The worry that I had seems to flee a thousand miles away from me. After all, when I chose to face the fear that I mentioned from my last entry, it vanished. Of course, there are things that I need sort through along the way and I will not get tired from confirmation and affirmation - just like a woman will never get tired from her loved ones telling her, "I love you."

Passing through the ups and downs, the experience and moments make me realize that I am awake and I am alive. I read a short paragraph from The Complete Green Letter last night about Christians are not about asking helps from God but it is all about living God's life out of us. I love the reminder... I love the truth that I am a princess, daughter of the Most High King, instead of a begger for a few crumbs.

Thank God for the victorious life.
And His mercy and grace have no end...