Beautiful Weekend

Friends and amends - keeping it simple

"We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to od so would injure them or others."
Step Nine

In every relationship, we don't always handle things the way we would have hoped. But friendships don't have to end when we make mistakes; instead, we can make amends. If we are sincerely willing to accept the responsibilities involved in friendship and make the amends we owe, those friendships can become stronger and richer than ever.

Making amends is simple. We approach the person we have harmed and say, "I was wrong." Sometimes we avoid getting to the point, evading an admission of our own part in the affair. But that frustrates the intent of the Ninth Step. To make effective amends, we have to keep it simple; we admit our part, and leave it at that.

There will be times when our friends won't accept our amends. Perhaps they need time to process what has happened. If that is the case, we must give them that time. After all, we were the ones in the wrong, not them. We have done our part; the rest is out of our hands.

Just for today: I want to be a responsible friend. I shall strive to keep it simple when making amends.

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Quality Times At LakeTown Resort


Last Friday after my beloved wife came back from work, I surprise her like I usually do almost everyday. Usually, my darling would never know what will I be doing or say to surprise her. One day, I could buy her a bunch of pink roses, or maybe a love poem which I stick-on her laptop, perhaps? Nice, huh?

I just love to see her smiling gleefully after receiving my gifts. After doing it almost everyday since our marriage, I could see that she anticipated a gift after a long hard works at her office. Sometime, I would hide behind a wall to see her reaction. When she noticed that I was no where to be seen, I could see her face turned to disappointment. It really breaks my heart to see her like that.

So last Friday, after opening out the door for her and hugging her tight I whispered to her ear; "Why don't we go somewhere nice just the two of us this weekend?"

We could think of several places to go like Lumut, Penang, Langkawi or maybe even to Port Dickson! At last we decided to spent the weekend at Bukit Merah. Furthermore, I've never been there before and I thought it would be a very good idea to visit there now. And yeah, it turned out to be heavenly as I imagined it would be!

For those who were regular readers here, would know how much I love my wife. And I also know many of you has been asking me when I gonna post a picture of my darling. After a long discussion, we have decided to post not one, but a series of pictures of our outing at Bukit Merah's LakeTown Resort, a beautiful place in Perak, Malaysia.

So without further ado, I present you pictures of our trip to Bukit Merah and for the first time, you got the chance to see my Angel. Enjoy it, my friends and don't forget to leave a comment or two on this bloghttp://joanjoyce.com/blog/wp-trackback.php?p=393.

Hubby among the Deers
Hubby in the Deer's park

Main entrace on the way up to Bukit Merah
Main Entrance On The Way Up To Bukit Merah

Husband and beloved wife at Eco-Park
Hubby and Beloved Wife Together At Eco-Park

Beloved wife patting the Deer's head
Even the Deers Love the Wife, Let Alone Grateful Hubby

Floating Chalet
Memorable Nights At The Floating Chalet


If you like to see more pictures of us, please visit us at ArahMan7 on Flickr.




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5 Comments thus far...

Shadow said...

keeping it simple is always the best, i have to agree with you!

wonderful weekend, pictures, husband and wife, scenary, you are indeed fortunate!

BM said...

thanks 4 the comment! i hope we can exchange links if you want :)

Lalaine said...

hi there! I enjoyed reading your blog..:)

Thanks for the visit in my site.

By the way, I didn't know that Bukit Merah has those nice chalets,..maybe our family will visit there sometime.

Abi Bakar said...

What a sweet scenery you shared with your readers my friend, it's always nice to see the intimacy pose between husband and wife, your spouse must have been happy to live with a man that give her a routine love.

Salam alikum Ya akhiii, apa kabar? Lama tak bersua...:)

Mike.... said...

what a great blog here!!!
nice shoot!!
sampai ke sini dari blog mas abi...
salam hangat dr yogyakarta.

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