Tagged– Let’s Hope

I was tagged by Aafke of Clouddragon: http://clouddragon.wordpress.com/

The rules:

1. On your blog, post the Rules & 10 things you have HOPE for in your life.
2. LINK Tag 10 people (we want hope to spread to people!) and LINK the person who tagged you.
3. Comment/Notify the 10 People they’ve been tagged.

I’m late responding to this tag, so most everyone I read has already been tagged by someone else, so if you haven’t been tagged for this, be my guest.

Ten Things I Hope for— Not in Order of Importance   


1. I hope I can regain my good health and strong physical condition, to stay active, and maybe even ride horses again.

2.. I hope to remain helpful and influential in the lives of my daughters and grandkids.

3.  I hope my family stays strong in the wake of my father’s passing, and that we continue to support one another as life takes its inevitable course.

4. I hope I can retire at the earliest predictable opportunity , five years from now, if  not sooner.

5. I hope neither I, nor any of my loved ones, will be struck down by crime, massive epidemic or  natural disaster.

6. I hope I will become a good, active, and effective leader for Progoff’s Intensive Journal http://www.intensivejournal.org/.

7. I hope I will see the peaceful resolution to the major conflicts in today’s world.

8. I hope I will become proficient in both Arabic and Italian, and resume an international lifestyle.

9. I hope I remain economically sound and able to live comfortably without financial worry.

10. I hope I will be blessed with Allah’s mercy and forgiveness on Judgment Day, and that He permits me entry into Heaven.



About Marahm

At first glance, I may appear to be a middle-aged American woman with kids, grandkids, retired from a job in a hospital, gratefully relieved from the responsibilities that come with all of that. Behind the image, which is true enough, I am fairly unhinged from much of American mainstream living, having spent twelve years in Saudi Arabia, years that sprung me from societal and familial impositions, and narrow bands of truth. I have learned to embrace my identity as a seeker, an artist, and a writer. I study Arabic and Italian language, because I love them, and I love their people. I still dream of spending more time in the Middle East and Italy, though the dreaming now seems more real than the possibilities. I am a photographer. I write, and sometimes publish, flash memoir, and now a blog or two.
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4 Responses to Tagged– Let’s Hope

  1. Umm Ibrahim says:

    It’s a beautiful list Marahm! I had to hunt for this post after eading it on google reader… I am sure this is a new post but it has slotted itself a few days back…

  2. Marahm says:

    I wrote it in Windows Live Writer on the seventeenth but edited and posted it on the nineteenth or twentieth. Now I know that I have to pay attention to the date in WLW.

    Thank you for hunting, and thank you for the compliment.

  3. Shahrzad says:

    May your hopes and wishes all come true insha’allah. Do you have grandkids already?!

  4. Marahm says:

    Thank you, Shahrzad. Yes, I am blessed with two lovely grandkids– a girl, eighteen months, and a boy, eleven months. They shine a big light in my life.

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