People usually ask what is the one thing that you would like to take with you if you are ever stranded on an island, well my answer is my friends and -most- of my family. These past few weeks would not have been possible without them.
On March 8th and 9th the moving company packed our household and put it in a container. What was left was, well… …another household! We took a decision to not take everything with us for various reasons, so we were left with a lot of stuff that we had to either sell or give away and of course all the trash. I know it sounds trivial bit taking care of all that took almost two weeks. During that time we were sleeping at friends, my uncle loaned me his car and others were helping in any way they could. The neighbors chipped in and they let me use their scanners, printers, garden furniture, etc. It is overwhelming really to think of it all and without their support I am afraid we still would be trying to finish up.
In a couple of days we will be in Australia where another bunch of people will help us set a base in our new adopted country. This is not the first nor will it be the last time that we have been in this situation. Some people ask me why I am such a giving person and considerate, I just am. Most of them do not realize that they are very much like that themselves. You always get what you give, people are usually afraid to give or open. I have found that by giving, by opening up, being honest and responsible towards others you gain so much, you have fun along the way and above all you learn things about yourself and others that would otherwise not be possible.
R.W. Emerson said it best: The only way to have a friend is to be one!
So I would like to thank all you who have been here and there for us and the ones that couldn’t, I will always be there for you. Without you our lives would be very poor, you are and always will be in our hearts!
Here is one to friends, relatives and people who love you!
PS: We are now in Kuala Lumpur on our way to Adelaide. I love this city and I like Malaysia. I have a few things that I want to write about on my next post, which should be in a day or two… …meanwhile here is a photo for you.