What are you Thankful for in Life? 1

Being Thankful In Life!

What are you Thankful for in Life?

A        Thanksgiving Day! Thanks for the Blessings!

It is a national holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States on the fourth Thursday of November. This time it fell on November 24 2016.

It was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks by Native Americans for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. The Pilgrims copied it and made it as their own!

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well.

Setting aside time to give thanks for one’s blessings, along with holding feasts to celebrate a harvest, are both practices that long predate the European settlement of North America.

The event that Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. This feast lasted for three days, and—as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow — it was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. The New England Colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “Thanksgivings” — days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.

B        Being Thankful In Life!

If you ask me – and truthfully, honestly, frankly and sincerely, I am thankful for a lot of things in life! Although I would want some things now more than ever before – like on my personal life and on my health – I am thankful to have –

·       My family and relatives – my children and the grandchildren!

·       The few friends I have!

  • Being a True Muslim to my best of my abilities and following My Religion as best as I Can!
  • And in trying to be near Allah SWT God Almighty as much as I can!

·       A roof over my head even if it is a very old house needing much repairs and renovation!

·       Can now walk on my own without assistance like before!

·       The little things I have – even if I wished for more – but I remind myself that there are others far behind me and who would be ready anytime to change places with me!

·       Getting my Pension Salary regularly from PDO – even though I would have wanted it to be more – because every month struggling to make ends meet – like all people – especially Pensioners now!

·       Living in a peaceful stable secure place – after seeing all the things that are going wrong all around us now!

·       My books I have published – which will keep my name going long after I am gone!

·       And so many other things and aspects!

But truthfully, honestly, frankly and sincerely! I will not want to change myself with anyone! I am happy I came out as Majid (Arabic for Glory!) that I am now!

If I have my life all over again – I want again to be me! The same and only Majid Said Nasser Al Suleimany! Because I know deep in myself that I do care and feel for people! I am full of understanding, empathy, and kindness and caring! I do not want to hurt or pain anyway. I am I!

I always try to help people as best as I can – and if I cannot will say so politely kindly and emphatically – but I will not lie or tell lies – or say wrong (unkind) things!

If I have made a mistake or error of judgement – I am ready to forgive and forget! Those who hurt and pain me – whether purposefully or unknowingly inadvertently – I will tell them frankly! I will not keep it bottled in – and suffering in silence! I know this part is what makes me unpopular and being resented by others!

I will not want to change myself to anyone other – even if far Richer, Famous and or Powerful! Majid will be Majid always – under Allah SWT God Almighty Grace and Blessings! Ameen Amen

I try hard to avoid conflict and fights – and after 3 or 4 point outs – and still people after me – I come in charging! Like in a bull! Would I want to change this trait and habit – and suffer in silence? The answer is emphatically NO!

This is Me – and This is what I am! Will be till end of time! Majid will remain as Majid!

C        My Epitaph!

Majid Epitaph (Legacy) – I Want to be Remembered!

A long time ago as a kid, I used to hear people talk about death and how they will go! I always wondered out aloud how I would go – if my turn came up next!

I always prayed that I would go sudden and people surprised he went away that fast! But I never want to cause trouble and inconveniences to others before I die – if I was to choose these things! But it is all in God Allah hands!

Anyway, I had this dream of ‘dying by starvation’ – I do not know what it meant! Was it going to be real as in the dream – or as a metaphor like liking to eat too much and getting fatter by day – and as now being diabetic case?

Or would it be like my late Father PBUH where he wanted food and water but was denied by The Doctors (they were using instead drips!) – because they needed to operate on his stomach – because there was a blockage in his small intestines – and till after the operation could be given food!

Anyway only God Allah SWT Knows these things best!

Sorry for a morbid subject!

Here lies a person who in all his life had acted and stood up for the rights of others – and to whatever extent and even harm and injury and damage to himself personally – and he went down that way!

Always wanting to do good things and help others as much as one could.

If he could not, he would be Truthful and offer instead kind words and support – and or offer advices to his best level always!

Where he could change things himself he did – otherwise he spoke out for Change. Always wanted to be fair, just, professional, principled, correct and ethical in all things he did.

He wants to be remembered that way only!

Please Pray for Him – when they tell you he is gone!


Images Thanksgiving!

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Five orange pumpkins sit in a row in front of a distressed, wooden background.

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Message Received from Dr. Faris Al Hajri via Facebook!

[25/11, 22:25] to Majid Said Al Suleimany:

Many thanks to you dear Majid Al Suleiman, I read your article and has a very deep emotional story. I love the way you wrote for what you’re thankful correlating to all cultures in being always thankful for who you are and your achievements.

Keep Climbing the Endless Mountains of Life!

Your books & articles are of high values!

[25/11, 22:25] to Majid Said Al Suleimany:

My dear friend, never ever give up, i looked unto your marvelous awards, you’ve raised Oman’s flag to the world, keep up and you’ll see by yourself the day you eat the fruits of your success much beyond those from your ex-job. You’re an impressive writer but international figure. We all go through tough and painful moments, but the success would be beyond once you keep persevering.
Greetings from Ohio!
Dr. Faris Al Hajri in Facebook

We Are Very Lucky In Oman! 3

We Are Very Lucky in Oman!

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The Americas Cup Trophy in Muscat, Oman. Shown here with a group of local schoolboys to celebrate and highlight The Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World Series coming to Oman in February 2016. Image licensed to Lloyd Images

We are very lucky in Oman for having our Beloved His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said!

May Allah SWT Our Lord God Almighty Give him long life and health Ameen!

Even though I am a sick and ailing person – and with a lot of other personal problems – I sincerely genuinely and honestly feel –

I look at the News!

Everywhere and all around us and in front of our eyes –

– See people are crying!

– See people are dying!

– Seeing people being victimized, injured and being maimed!

– See all the destruction disasters decadence malaise and decay!

– See mischief being done on land!

– See there is just wars and fights all around!

– See people living as displaced and destitute – both internally and externally!

– See so many other bad things!

Oman – under HM Renaissance – is a land and bastion of peace, harmony, understanding, tolerance and co-existence amongst people – Local, Residents and Visitors and Guests!

Frankly and honestly, I do believe if people had listened to His Majesty there would have been NO –

– No Iraq Saddam invasion of Kuwait!

– No Gulf War of any kind as a result!!

– No Syria Destruction and Civil War as now!

– No Libya Destruction and Civil War as now!!

– No Yemen fiascos and war!

– No attacks on Yemen!

– No Fitnas of any kind!

– Most likely as a result No Daesh or IS syndromes!

– Most likely not even September 11 events!

Indeed initially, we had some initial problems – but under wise leadership of HM – they all went solved and peace and harmony reigned in – Al Hamdu Lillah – Allah Be Praised!

May Allah SWT Our Lord God Almighty Give him long life and health Ameen!

Read also – 


All Under One Flag – Feel And Act As One!

The above two articles I wrote two years ago – and still valid!

Loyal Faithful Citizen,

Majid bin Said bin Nasser bin Zahor Al Sulaimani

November 22, 2016

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When People Cannot Express On Their True Inner Feelings! Reply

When People Cannot Express On Their True Inner Feelings!

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When People Cannot Express On Their True Inner Feelings!

Several decades ago – when I was still working in Human Resources, I decided to make a Staff Morale Satisfaction Survey (Climate Survey) and Customers Satisfaction Survey!

It was Anonymous in approach and nature in seeing that many people were sort of afraid to be ‘associated linked’ with their due process feedback and inputs!

We had a tough time even then to make our Staff take the Survey because of unfortunately of a climate and culture of fear existing then in the Company after more Omanis came into top positions from previously Expatriates!

This is what I had said in my books (Arab Management) that many Omanis have felt more comfortable under Expatriate Management – especially in aspects of ‘freedom of expression’ aspects etc. that one could speak his mind what is troubling him or his issues at work without fear of (further) recriminations or and punishments per se!

After Early Retirement – on behalf of a Client – I did a similar study for one Public High Profile Company – but this time it was more ‘face to face’ with a set of questions – both in English and Arabic – given in advance before the Interview face to face!

The Focal Point in the Company wanted me to give him specific details on what some people were saying to Management! I refused to participate in this exercise – and we were dropped off from the exercise!

The GM – a nice kind Omani – called me and in front of The Management Team and Human Resources – HR – told them ‘Not to interfere’ in the works of the Consultant – and let him do his work freely, independently without coercion or interference – and maintain the Company Ethics, Principles and Professionalism!

Unfortunately, the Owner of The Consultancy and even some of my Assistants wanted me to give the HR People full names of who said what and when – instead of me giving feedback on ‘general feelings and issues raised in the Survey – and any particular specific issues per Departments and Locations instead of giving Individual Feedback – and who said what! There was also a Corporate Social Culture of Fear and Reprisals cum Follow Ups.

There were many who were afraid to say ‘what they really felt’ because of The Corporate Culture of ‘fears of reprisals, punishments, follow-ups and remembering’ – and many skeptical that ‘here comes another Consultant after some years and nothing has changed much from the last visit scenarios!

I had a tough time to make Staff convinced and feel relaxed that their names will not be associated with their inputs and feedbacks per person ‘what he or she actually had said’ in fear of recriminations and reprisals!

This brings me now how The USA Polls got it all wrong!

Simply that when the Polls had asked people whom they would vote for – people who were really for Trump were afraid of being identified as such – because of Media Censure, Bias, Pressure and Favouritism for Hillary Clinton opposite to Donald Trump! Also the fact that if one said he or she would vote for Trump – there were a lot of ‘surprise’ and a lot of questions asked Why?

But if one opted for Hillary Clinton – there were fewer questions and pressures being applied – because the answer was ‘Norm and Acceptable’! People were not expressing The Truth inner feelings as to whom they would really vote for – and went the easy comfortable way of giving wrong false information per se!

Another Message Received! (USA Elections – Brexit)!

That people are concerned about their jobs – job security – jobs for The Youth – as to the large number of sort of ‘Foreigners’ in the country and Small Industries survival ‘as most hit’ in The Recession and The Economy Downturn!

I have talked a lot of the above issues too in My Books!

Especially Arab Management Books!




People are very angry and fuming all inside – suffering in pained silence! Because if they dare t speak what is in their heats and minds – they may suffer or end in troubles! That is Level Three in Faith Imaan.

It is time that people do pay more attention to My Books – and People Do Read them at least!

Especially Those in Leadership Roles – and University College Students to expose them to the other side of coin (views)! To Be Better and Well Informed!

With Sincere Apologies;

Majid Al Suleimany (Al Sulaimani)

November 15, 2016.

The Tests of Faith Imaan! (There is No Rahmah / Taqwah)! Reply

The Tests of Faith (Imaan)!

There is No Rahmah – Imaan – Patience – Mercy – Kindness – Compassion and Consideration) in Life!



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There Is No More Rahmah (Taqwa, Compassion, Kindness and Consideration etc.)

After I had my Operation for Prostate (luckily not malign) and in being more than a month in Coma State in ICU Acute Medicine Royal Hospital December 2015 to January 2016 – I found myself invalid and what hurt and pained me more to realise that I cannot walk anymore – as an invalid – and hurt me a lot more as an adult as to wear pampers – like a baby again!.

But I took it in stride as Allah tests on me for something like not to be able to pass urine ended me to be like this! Al Hamdu Lillah.

I was getting better could now walk and go to the Toilet on my own then this happened!

Facing an Omani Court of my own country with the International bank locally wanting money from me for my Consultancy that had closed and had gone bankrupted 15 years ago! But still being pursued!

As an Omani – I wrote books on Road Safety – http://www.bethesafedriver.com – with a Safety Website – and my books – http://www.mymasbooks.com – but now I cannot drive my GMC Yukon as they had refused to renew the Registration Mulkiya!

Though I can now walk ok and go on my own to the Toilet but I am otherwise not mobile nor can drive!

I accept this too as a Test for me from Allah SWT as even The Prophets RA SAW were tested in life in time!

What else can I say now?

From Allah SWT God we come and to Him we all will return.

Allah God Is Never Merciful to one who is not to his fellow human being and with the punishment on earth for us all The Grave and The Day of Judgement Reckoning!

What goes around; comes around!

Every one of us are responsible for our actions inactions and even inadvertently for that matter!

Allah Kareem God Is Great Ameen Amen

Allah Guide us all to The Right Path and Way before it is too late for us all!


If you cannot get mercy here in life – you will get it with Allah SWT God Ameen Amen!



Majid bin Said bin Nasser Al Sulaimani 


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