Toward ! / Away ! / New Version.

Usually a journey toward a certain destination,

Is a journey away from somewhere or something.

When a person tries to go back to authentic values.

He needs to turn away from his current habits.

He needs to reject whatever led him to strive for,

worldly possessions and pleasures..

What does a person gain if he wins the world ,

And loses himself in the process ?

Its not an easy task to have a clear conscience.

It demands determination and will power.Temptations,

Can lead the may astray and self destruction.

May the new year bring new start for those who want ,

To change their ways in life and seek a new version for themselves.

((Success is the key for happiness and happiness is the key for success.))

Jalal Michael Sabbagh-http://mysuccessisyoursucces.wordpress,com

Tolerance Is The Greatest Power ! / VIRTUE .

(( In memory of Cynthia Jobin. She was a gentle friend and loving soul.))

Try the power of love not hate and despair.

Try the power of healing not injuring and fear.

Try the power of forgiving not condemning and sneer.

Try the power of tolerance not enmity and smear .

Try the power of unity not divisiveness of a seer.

Try the power of encouragement and cheer .

Try the power of reconciliation not regrets and tears.

((((Merry Christmas and may your dreams come true this new year.))))

Jalal Michael Sabbagh–http://mysuccessisyoursuccess.wordpress .com

Christmas in New York ! / The Amazing Tour.

New York at the the 47th. street.Manhattan the city that never sleeps.

It was our first visit to New York and we hope it won’t be the last.

The diversity in New York is incredible .Visitors come from all over ,

The world.172 languages are spoken.Waves of people on the streets Day and night.

A visitor can hear different languages in endless , restaurants and shops.

We took 2 1/2 hour boat tour around the five Burrows,The Bronx,Brooklyn, Manhattan,

Staten Island and Queens.Also we took a 5 hours bus tour through out Manhattan .

We had the opportunity to see the Rockettes live Christmas show., and dine in Trump’s tour.

The security around the Trump tour is unimaginable .

People are racing against time to reach where they want to be.,as if there is no tomorrow.

My wife and l stayed in Edison hotel on the corner of 47th. street and Time square .

Where the new year Eve festivity takes place and the huge ball drops down at midnight.

A week in New York felt like a dream .There is an event every minute .Street entertainers.

Musicians, clowns, Human statues with gold and silver costumes ,super heroes and Disney Characters .

People pay them to take their pictures.Thousands of authentic Europeans , Asian, Middle Eastern Restaurants.

Splurge , is the name of the game in New York for travelers and the visitors.A person can spend as much he wants.

There is also the other side of new York. The sad and tragic one.,poverty and homelessness.The cold weather ,the poor and the wealthiest city in the world meet . Luxury is the trade mark of every department store in the trade centers.

`We concluded our visit to New York at ground Zero.We visited the National September 11 memorials and Museum, the freedom Tour.Tears came to our eyes reading the names of the victims .We saw the human tragedy and heroism , the ultimate sacrifices of our brave police and fire fighters.

Before we headed to the Airport we stopped at St. Patrick’s Cathedral .WE prayed for peace and for love to reign in every heart.Merry Christmas and joyous new year.

(( you can see the pictures in the previous post.Cheers))

Jalal Michael Sabbagh-

Strawberry Field ! / John Lennon Memorial.


The late John Lennon 2.5 acre memorial park was dedicated by his

Wife Yoko Ono . on 12/8/1980 the late singer and peace activist was killed.

Thousand of travelers visit the park every year.We stopped at the park on

12/7/16 .John Lennon and his wife lived in an apartment near the park.Yoko

Ono still lives in her 8 million dollar apartment at the present time.

John Lennon sudden death was a sad tragedy for the millions who loved his music.

Jalal Michael

Christmas In New York ! / Winter Vacation.

Monday morning 12/5 at 6.00 A M My wife and l will fly to N.Y.

We will arrive at Kennedy Air Port New York at 4.00 P M .

Our New York Tour will include. The Rockettes Show.

Central Park Carriage Ride.,Bergdorf Goodman Hotel,

Tiffany’s, 2 hour narrated cruse around Manhattan.

Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge , Yankee Stadium.

Radio City Music Hall, Time Square, St. Patrick Cathedral,

Walking Christmas Light Tour , Empire State Building.

Ground Zero Museum 9/11 Memorial, St Paul Chapel.

On December 9th. we will return to Los Angeles.

Hopefully l will post few pictures and our feelings

after seeing all these wonderful places in New York, The Big Apple.

Wishing you all the best,See you soon.

Hilda and Jalal Sabbagh.

Change Our Hearts ! / Healing Process.

For Though we are divided by dissension ,

And discord , yet we know that by testing ,

O Lord , you change our hearts and minds.

To prepare everyone of us for reconciliation.

Even more ,by your Spirit ,you move our hearts.

The enemies may speak to each other soon again.

Adversaries join hands and proclaim oneness and unity.

May they seek to meet together to dissolve their differences.

Hate to be overcome by love, revenge gives way to forgiveness.

Discord is changed to mutual respect and appreciation.

Lord we give you ceaseless thanks for your grace ,

To live in our hearts , to live in peace with each other.

Jalal MIchael