Featured Blogger: Arva N – A Box of Vistas…
“God‘s delays are not his denials … All good things come to he who waits.” Proverb
To date, our featured blogger series has taken us on a jaunt to other parts of the world; the USA, Australia, Germany and today to the Kingdom of Bahrain. I connected with Arva N., our “Get To Know” blogger, during the early days of the Daily Post Challenge when we were all rushing around, teaming up with blog buddies, and committing to support one another for at least a year. Like a cheerful box of vistas, Arva’s eclectic blog, RollingCoasters-A Box of Vistas, and broad mental view about life and events at home gave me great insights into her world. One thing I noticed soon after we became blog buddies was Arva’s love for exploring things; she changes her blog theme/template on a regular basis and keeps things fresh by writing on a wide range of topics.
Arva has a warm, easy going nature and a busy schedule that includes many hobbies; swimming, painting, blogging, surfing, dancing, listening to music, and reading. She is a talented artist and you’ll see her drawings on her blog. I’ve added one of her drawings below. When she agreed to be featured, I was delighted because I knew you’d love to meet her. As we emailed back and forth for this post, Arva provided more insights about herself. She is grateful to have wonderful parents, loves life, a good laugh and treasures three things that always make her smile: babies, nature and animals. Please welcome this week’s “Get To Know” blogger and say hello to Arva N. Her interview follows… Happy St Patrick’s Day! 🙂
“Smile at others, it not only makes others day but yours too.”
If there is one thing you’d be interested in doing what will it be? To learn to play a musical instrument; the piano or guitar…
Where did you grow up and why do you blog?
Well, I am basically Indian and I grew up in a small country in the Middle East– Kingdom of Bahrain. This country combines both western and Arabic culture. It is a very calm and beautiful place to live in. In the past, we didn’t have many activities to do. But times have changed and the country is suddenly booming like a rocket. 🙂 It now offers a lot of activities; both indoors and outdoors. Plus at present, Bahrain is concentrating on the development of education opportunities. Most of us are thankful for the hospitality over here and want others to appreciate it too. The peace and serenity I enjoy in Bahrain, even with some of the current events, is great compared to any other country I have visited.
Why do I blog? Blogging was something that I had never thought of doing. One day, I was just going through one of my friend’s writings, and it just randomly came to my mind, why not sign in and try writing on anything… I have loved writing since I was 10. I loved it in school and still write a journal/diary. And now I blog too. Blogging helps me bring my thoughts and ideas in front of my eyes. Since my ideas were always hidden in the mind, I decided to share them with others and also myself… in public.
“Where there is a will, there’s always a way.”
What is most important to you/about you?
For me, the most important thing in life is happiness; Be it for others or even myself. And the most important thing about myself would be – Smiling. I make it a point to greet everyone with a smile. No matter how I am feeling. Why I find smiling an important gesture is because it not only makes other people’s day but it makes mine too. For me, when others are happy or smile because of a kind act or a sweet smile, I feel happy too 🙂
What motivates you to get out of bed?
My workplace. The amount of positivity I have with positive people at work is the only reason. My day starts well with a lot of smiling faces at work and I also have a good boss; a department head who has also become a good friend… what else would you want..?
How would you like to be remembered?
Well, this is a tough question. But trust me, If I ever want to be remembered for something, then it would be just one thing. I am Lucky… God has given me everything in life… Not when I have wanted, but whenever I have needed and at the right time. One thing is for sure, I have faith in him. I do my best and leave it to him. I have lived my life this way… So yeah, I receive all that I need by God’s grace.
Arva’s favorite quotes are: “God’s delays are not his denials.” “Where there is a will, there’s always a way.” and “Smile at others, it not only makes others day but yours too.” 🙂 You may connect with Arva through her wonderful blog; Rolling Coasters-A Box of Vistas. Please leave a comment below to welcome Arva; our blog buddy/friend, and then click over to visit her and support her blog.
What are your thoughts? Do share? If you’d like to be featured, leave a note and let me know how to reach you. Thank You!
Positive Motivation Tip: A smile goes a long way by helping us give and receive kindness and better service.
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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Featured Photos are courtesy of Arva N.,