Thanks a Million 2009

by Daniel Ngari on December 13, 2009

Very soon writing New Year’s resolutions will be back in vogue. Before I jump on that wagon too, I would like to take a moment to reflect on 2009.

In January 2009, I set out on a journey of self improvement. I purposed it in my heart to change the trajectory of my life. At that point, my life was in shambles. There were riots in my mind and heart. I needed to quell the uprising within me. The only way to drive out the negative demons was to invite positive angels. It is not easy to change one’s life but I did it; through the grace of God, the power of positive thinking, and the support of friends.

I decided to start this blog with the aim of inspiring my friends to be the best they can be. I realized that the quickest way to grow is by sharing. The genesis of a bumper harvest is sowing the right seeds. The bible says “give, it will come back to you, in good measure, pressed and well shaken”. So I decided to give, and give. I shared my life, my ideas, my pain and my lessons in life. And within a few months, I started seeing amazing results in my life.

My life started improving considerably when I started this blog. I met amazing people who inspired me in many ways.

A few months ago I started asking myself some serious questions.

What if this blog was a community instead of a blog? What if all those anonymous readers were involved in deep conversations with each other?  What if I could come to this blog and learn from the readers instead of me pulling my hairs thinking of what to share?

There is a limit as to how much one person can do in blogging. I want to leave a mark in the lives of more people but my time, experience, knowledge and perspectives are limited. I now ask myself, if only the people who have shared their stories with me in private can share with each other on this website. It would be a good place to hang out, to learn from each other, and to grow as a group and as individuals.

I want to sincerely thank all the people who have supported me this year. I wanted to touch the lives of people but you ended up touching mine. I wanted to inspire you but you ended up inspiring me. You are amazing, you are fabulous. Thanks a million and may God bless you. This blog would not have been what it is without the support and encouragement. I say a big THANK YOU! and hope to work with you closely in 2010 as we build a community of positive thinkers and doers.

I reserve special thanks for Nyomi Graef for the encouragement and helping me brainstorm on the first 20 topics that formed the basis of this blog. I want to thank Paula for the consistent commenting, encouragement and support. I want to thank Mwangi for getting me to take action and just do it (launch blog). I want to thank Philip for the countless hours of editing. A big thank you goes to Joy for believing in me and constant inspiration. To Kibe Gitau I say thank you for your encouragement, and I wish you a successful 2010 and beyond. And finally a big thank you to my Facebook friends for the support, and passing word out about the blog.

To the people listed below, I want to say a big thank you for your positive messages, giving me a reason to write, and a reason to build the community site that I am working on for 2010. May the light shine in your lives, and may success be yours for generations.

Abdullatif Manjothi

Abiodun oluwaseun

Afolabi Albert

aileen veleci

aisha

akams

Alen

Alen Wekesa

alfred

alice ngalla

alicia

Allan inc.

allan lucumay

amakay

amelia mwendwa

Amo

Amos

andrew muasya

Andrew Njuguna

andrson

Anes Mohamed

Angeey

angeline

Ann Kibunja

Anne

Anthony

Antony Mbugua

Antony Mbugua Ngari

ANTONY NGARI

Aoll

Arsento

Atef

Atieno,South Korea

Austine viera

ayo FADUMIYE

babu

Ben Gathogo

Ben k.

Benn

Benn Rono

bestgirls.com.ua

Bikundo

Billy Ombima

Birech

Bob Bong

Bob Skilnik

Bonnie

Boston Gym

boyfulani

BRENDA NJERI

Brenda Njeru

Bunmi

carol

Carol Achieng Otieno

CAROLYN

Cate

Catherine

Cathy Nyawira

cecilia kabura

Cee

Charity

Charity G

Charles

charles oloo

Charles Simba

chegepreneur

Chike Ibe

Chris Perry

christine magati

christine pamba

Ciru Mansur

Colin

Cornelius

damaris

Dan Gicharu

Dan kavole

Dan Mahiri

Dan Schawbel

DANIEL

Daniel ‘Jeshi-X’ Ngari

Daniel Gicharu

Daniel Ngari

DANN KIMANI

Daudi

David Hamilton

David Kamau

David M

Deer

Dennis Muchiri

Diana

dickson mwangangi

Doba

Dobah

dorcas

Downunderhater

Edu

eimong

Elly

Emile

Emily A.

Eric M

Eric muema Kiilu

ERICAH KIPTOO

essie

Esther

Esther Kinene

Eston

Eva Kamiri

Evah

Fahreen

Faiza

felicia

Felix

ford sink

fred michori

Fred Nyakundi

funmi fasunloye

Gabriel

Gabriel Kemboi

Gabriel Olofu

Gathoni Kimuyu

George

George Mutale

Georgia Atieno

Gicharu

Giny-D

gitau

Gladys

Gladys Maina

gloriathomas

Goals / Resolutions

Godfrey.C.Osakwe

GOOD WORK

Gorata

grace

Harry

Hildah

Humphrey Mburu

i.ali

Ibe Arua

Ibrahim

Ifects

ij

Ikechukwu Anthony Nwaodu

Iman

Iman Ali

Irene

IRENE KORIR

Irene Y

irungu

irungu wagura

Jacinta Wambui

jackie

Jafeni

jafeni karanja

James Adolwa

James Court

James Gitau

james karuku

James Muriuki

james mwendwa kivuva

Jamez

Jamleck

jane

jane wangari

janet

janet mutuku

Jazz

jbw

Jedz

jemimah

Jeri

Jesse Obukhor

Job kungu

Joe and Wanda

Joe Gichuki

JOEY W.

John

john kaburi

John Makau

john mwangi

John Onyango Rare

John Rare

John Tedesco

Joram

Joseh

Joseph

Joseph Karuga

Josephine Macharia

Joses

Joses Loltome

Josphine njeri

Joy

Joy. kehinde

JOYCE

JT

Jude A

Jude A.

Judy

juliana mburu

Juliet

june

justyna daniel-akpan

kachwanya

kadani

Kageniii

kahora

kaibs

kainvestor

kamama

Kamau Warui

kami

kami wa nyina wa macua

Kanai

Kanja Paul

karanja

karanja kamotho

Karen

karuga

KAY

Ken

Ken Mwangi

Kennedy Kamau

KenyaLuv

Kepher

Kevin Kute

kibe gitau

kim anointted

Kimaku

Kip

kiplangat

Kristjan-Olari Leping

Kuria Steve

kybs

lawrence jonga

Leila

Lilian B K

Linda

Linda K. Mugo

Linda Obilo

Linet Kerubo

Lisa

Liz

lloyd kikunzu

lorna

louise nyaboke

lucie

Lucy Mundia

lucynd

Lydia

Lydia Muriithi

lynne

lynnette

Lyre

m. mwangi

m.ali

m.mwangi

Macharia

Manciny NeeMoh Migwi

Mandi

Marcel Masaga

Maria

Martha

Martin Muchira

Martin W

Marto

Mary

mavis

max

Mayoress

mel

Meli

mercy

Mia

Michael

michael m g

MICHAEL MURITHI

Michael Mwaniki

michelle m

mike

mike kamanu

millionaires of genesis

Milly

Miriam Ruff

Moboh

molara

Molly

Morris

Moses Kimani

Moses Waruiru

Motivational

Mukonyo

Mumbi

munga

munysara

Muthoka

Mutuma Timothy

MWALIMU

mwangangi

Mwangi

Mwangi – the Displaced African

Myrna A. Niedo

Nancy

NANCY KARIUKI

Narasha

Natalee Bangkok Hotels

Natty Dread

natural sleep aids

Ndiang’ui

Ndiku

ndugi

nelie

nellie

Nelly

Nelson

Nganga

nganga wa karuku

Ngige Benson

nich

Nicholas Kimani

Nick Tumbo

Nimo

Nisa

Njau

njeri

Noha

Nwaodu Anthony Ikechukwu

Nya

nyayiemi

Nyomi

Nyomi Graef

Obamayowa

onesmus makori

Pam

Parto

Patricia Kanja

PATRICK

Patrick Odhiambo

patrick okumu m.

Paul Gitonga

PAUL NGO’NG’A

Paula

Paula May

Pauline Mwaniki

Perminus

Peter Mburu

Peter Nduati

Peter Ngunyi

Phases

Philip D.W.N

philip w

Philip w.n.

phoebe

Prince Miyake

Prince Sioni

QUEEN-ANNE BALOGUN

racheal wangari Njeru

Rachel

Rachel Akinyi

RaiulBaztepo

Rajab

Rebecca Munga

regina

Renee M

Renee Mburu

reu

reuben

reuben lagat

Richard Ollor

Richardinah

Robert Echa

Robert Wilkins

Rofem

ronald

Ronald Earl Wilsher

ronald n.ngugy

rosemary njeri

Roy

rubby

saeed

sally

salome

Sam

Scimmo

SHADRACK

Shiroh

Shiru

shomyz

simon

simon  kanoga

simon kanoga

simon wachira

SK Usman

slimjess

Sophie

stan

Steve

Steve Kybs

steve nick

Steve Njau (Kybs)

Sublimity

Sulaiman

Sumi Akumu Assumpter

susan

Susannah

sush

symo

Tamaku

tghttxhosy

thaka

Thuo

Tj

Tola

Tom

Tom Kabau

Tom Miller

Tommy Adebayo

Toni

tony

tony ngari

victor

Victoria Zillah

victoria zilllah

Vikky

vivianne nancee

wamahium

Wanja

Wanjiru

WeddingChecklist

william

Wilson Odhiambo

Winnie

Woji Christian C.

xtine

Xtine Dida

Yomi Oloko

Yvonne Ndunge

Zippy

P/s: If you have not had the chance to read all the blog posts, please take your time to read them and share them with friends. I would love to hear from you. Merry Christmas and Happy 2010!!

{ 18 comments }

kachwanya January 27, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Thanks Daniel, it was a great year and i learned a lot from you. Happy new year and i hope you continue with the great work. May God bless you

Alen Wekesa January 9, 2010 at 5:24 am

Daniel wa Ngari, its amazing how we have bonded so well and yet never met. Your one of those people in my life that i call valuable and it is for that very reason that i save time for you and your inspirations on this fine piece of art that you have diligently built. You are a great inspiration and most of what you have blogged about is so true and factual and very real time. I thank you for the time you have taken to appreciate me and it is very rare to find this kind of gesture.

I have been lost for a while but its what we Tanzanian’s (aisee nimeshakuwa Mtanzania halisi – Kenyan Tanzanian…lolest) call kubanwa na majukumu. But you have never been far from my thoughts and you know that Imelda and I wish you the very best in all your endeavors. We support you fully and will always be there for you. That kanywaji has to be imbibed soon baba.

Thanks again for the mention and i look forward to being around more often.

God bless you and Joy perfectly, honestly and truly. Stay well and Happy New Year.

Raymond December 26, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Ngari,
You inspired me to start blogging. Thank you very much.

Mwangi - the Displaced African December 22, 2009 at 7:20 am

:)
Have a brilliant 2010.

Have you decided what city you are moving to?

paula December 21, 2009 at 9:08 am

Daniel, I am so glad to see you post something again.. i was getting a bit worried when each time I showed up there was not post.. the blog had kinda gone slow abit…I kept coming back every now and then to find anything new..
I wanna say thank you for the year 200. You have been amazing.. we have learnt from the posts.. and now that I am taking some classes on managemnet you would not believe how many times I have come back here to read and re-read the posts.. All your friends here are fabulous.. Kudos to each one of them..
I take time to pass warm holiday greetings from Florida the Sunshine state.. I appreaciate all your great efforts and my life has been changed because of your giving!!!!
Merry Christmas Dan.

M.Mwangi December 16, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Wow!! Again; i feel so honoured that i was mentioned, you have no idea how amazing that feels! This blog i keep come back to read, find inpiration; whatever it is i can glean from it i do, because it’s simple, well written, and oh so practical!

Reading this made me realize that before running you have to walk, but before walking you have to crawl, and before crawling….you have to be that baby that desires to tower above the floor that represents the mediocre….and walk like every giant in it’s life(parents, siblings, etc) are doing…..

I love writing, i don’t particularly think i’m great at it, but by george i do it because it makes me feel complete, and reading this blog every so often, made me sit and write, then posts notes in my facebook page even when i didn’t particularly think they were interesting.

Thank you so much for inspiring me, i’ll keep coming back as long as i’m alive and well, because like you said, the genesis of a bumper harvest is sowing the right seeds, i’ma quote you on that…….enjoy your holidays bruh!

Joy December 15, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Good going Daniel! Keep up the good work!

Daniel Ngari December 15, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Thanks a million. Looking forward to building this community with you. All the best in 2010.

Gladys Maina December 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Thank you too.

Daniel Ngari December 15, 2009 at 12:57 pm

Thanks.

Gladys Maina December 15, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Thanks alot Daniel. You inspired me alot. Am also planning on writing about my achievements, trials and temptations in 2009. U inspired me to start my own blog as well which am doing in anonymity. Hopefully, with time, I will take the courage and use my real names. Actually, u may have not realized but I have been following your blog using my blog in my reading list. Even though I may not comment, we are together. Am still learning how to harmonize and maximize the blog

Once again thank you, and I look forward to more articles as well as the community u are launching,.

God bless u in a mighty way…

Daniel Ngari December 15, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Hi Gladys,

Good to hear that I inspired you to start your blog, may your blog continue to prosper. I look forward to working closely with you in 2010 when I launch the community site. Blogging using your own name has its challenges, but is fulfilling in many ways too. Do it when it feels right. Thank you for your encouragement, and may 2010 bring joy, love and success to your life,

Iman Ali December 15, 2009 at 7:46 am

Thanks for the letting us in to your wonderful world and sharing a peice of your mind. I look forward to reading next year.

Happy Holidays.

Iman

Daniel Ngari December 15, 2009 at 11:58 am

Hi Iman,

Thanks for your kind words and support in 2009. Enjoy the holiday season and may 2010 bring nothing but the best to your life. Looking forward to having you join the community in 2010!

James Adolwa December 15, 2009 at 2:45 am

Always found something valuable even when I was just paying a quick visit. Looking forward to what 2010 has in store.

Daniel Ngari December 15, 2009 at 12:01 pm

James, Thanks for support, kind words and encouragement. I wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Looking forward to you joining the community in 2010. Cheers mate!

Winnie Mumbua Chege December 14, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Thaxs alot for the sacrifice that u gave to many whom u didn’t know, I’m glad that i was able to learn about this web from a dear friend and i was blessed beyond measure, every day i would log in and get something positive, may u be blessed.

May the year 2010 be much more fruitful than all the years u’ve lived. Shalom

Daniel Ngari December 14, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Hi Winnie,

Glad to hear that my writing made an impact in your life. May God bless you too and may 2010 bring bigger, better and shinier things to your life.

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