When i arrived at The Vivanta By Taj .. …. …. .Fort Aguada North Goa, i was met by a lovely lady who promptly informed me that i had been upgraded to a Cliff suite .
Well i had never been in 5 Star hotel before , and i was just overwhelmed .
The Vivanta By Taj was by far the most beautiful place i had ever seen or been too .
For the next week i was transformed by many forms of beauty and it came to me in different ways each and every day.
The only way i can begin to describe the experience is to say that i will be eternally gratefully for the beautiful time that i had .
It was here (my first trip to Goa 2011 ) that i made a very special connection with a man who will forever be a very dear friend and he has proved to me that there are lovely people in the world .
Age , religion and culture all put aside , it only was the deep heart connection of two human beings that mattered .
For the last few years every time i have visited Goa we got to meet each other and discuss life, and my love of Bollywood movies .
He was always happy to see me and listen to my adventures of each day , whether i had been to the beach or the markets or my animal welfare work,it was listened to with such interest .
Many stories had us both in stitches of laughter .
Laughs and tears , was just part of a normal days visit to his shop , and he was always such a gentleman , and treated my visits with such respect and honour .
He was there for me over the years that my mother was sick and was in constant contact with me during all her chemo treatments and visits to the hospital , and when my mother passed away he was always checking on me and was a very supportive friend , and that will be remembered always .
What i will be forever thankful for is that he was able to show me many things about my self that i didn’t even know .
He was actually showing me how i could be …..just me
He told me that i have a very soft heart and hence the name of my blog ……..and i just feel so happy to have the memory of our friendship now in print .
The other day i found a saying that want to dedicate to him ………..(for S )
Because of you
i can feel myself slowly
but surely becoming the me
i have always dreamed
of being .
by Tyler Knott Gregson
i sent this photo to him , and told him that this was my happy photo , always being able to remember that there is kind and loving people in our world that we all live in .
i wish him all the best in his life and we will always have our friendship to treasure.
and i thanked him again for showing me that there is so much love in this world,
and i am grateful everyday for having the chance to meet someone to ignite my awareness……
Love , friendship, happiness , it’s all there to be found …..and shared …….
i now know what i need to do ……..
Just be Me xxx