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Friday, February 23, 2024

A Heartfelt Thank You: Navigating the Seasons with Gratitude

Ardain Isma

CSMS Magazine

As I sit down to express my deepest gratitude, my heart is filled with warmth and appreciation for the incredible journey that the past year has been. The release of “Last Spring was Bittersweet,” the sequel to last year’s “Bittersweet Memories of Last Spring,” marks another chapter in my writing adventure, and I am overwhelmed by the support and love that has accompanied me on this literary endeavor.

First and foremost, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to the readers who have been a constant source of inspiration. Your enthusiasm for my stories, your heartfelt reviews, and your willingness to embark on this journey with me mean the world. Writing is a solitary pursuit, but your presence turns the solitary into a shared experience, making the words on the page come alive. It is your connection with the characters and the narratives that fuels my passion and motivates me to continue weaving tales that resonate with you.

To my close friends, who have been my pillars of strength and unwavering supporters, I extend my deepest gratitude. Your encouragement during the moments of self-doubt, your constructive feedback, and your shared excitement for each milestone have been invaluable. Writing is not just about putting pen to paper; it’s a journey of self-discovery and growth. Having friends who stand by me, celebrating the highs and comforting during the lows, makes this journey all the more meaningful.

To my relatives, who have witnessed the evolution of my writing from its humble beginnings to the present day, thank you for your unwavering belief. Your presence at book launches, your words of encouragement, and the pride you take in my accomplishments mean more than words can express. Family is the bedrock upon which dreams are built, and your support has been the foundation of my writing aspirations.

The journey of creating “Last Spring was Bittersweet” was not without its challenges, but knowing that I had a community of readers, friends, and family behind me made the endeavor worthwhile. The characters in the novel became my companions, and the plot unfolded like a shared secret between us. It is this sense of camaraderie that transforms the act of writing into a collaborative experience, and for that, I am truly grateful.

As I reflect on the past year, I am reminded that every season has its own unique flavor. Just like the bittersweet memories of last spring, each twist and turn in my writing journey has contributed to the richness of the overall narrative. Your support has been the gentle breeze that carried me through the challenges and the sunshine that illuminated the moments of success.

Finally, I want to express my sincere appreciation for the readership, friends, and relatives who have made this literary journey an enriching and fulfilling experience. Your support has been the heartbeat of my writing, and I am excited to continue sharing stories that resonate, inspire, and connect us all.

Here’s to the next chapter, and may the years ahead bring more stories to share, cherish, and celebrate together—a robust health to you and yours. Thank you from the depths of my heart.

Happy New Year!

NoteArdain Isma is the Chief-Editor of CSMS Magazine. He is a prolific writer and author of several books, including Midnight at NoonBittersweet Memories of Last Spring, and Last Spring was Bittersweet.  You can order the books by clicking on the links above.

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