Everything happens for a reason…?

Some people say everything happens for a reason. Some people say there are no coincidences.

Yesterday I wrote about New Year’s resolution, which is, intelligently inspirational writing. Today, at work, a bunch of circulated business whatever was passed to me. In the bunch, I found a magazine published by a mega bank. A feature article for the magazine is about inspirational quotes. Is this a coincidence? Maybe, maybe not.

Anyways. This year I want to write something to intelligently and quietly inspire others. It doesn’t have to be like proverbs. This blog can be one. There will be other media. We’ll see.

One of the inspirational quotes in the magazine is very famous in Japan. It says;


A typical translation of the quote is “where there is a will, there is a way”. It literally means, if you try something, it can be achieved. If you don’t try anything, nothing can be achieved. Achieving nothing is due to one’s unwillingness to try something.

I don’t know if I can be a good writer or not, but try something anyway, believing it can be achieved.

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year!

Every year I send season’s greetings with my original illustration to my friends. It’s always a combination of Christmas greetings to my Canadian friends and New Year greetings to my Japanese friends.

In 2017, the world was confused by Donald Trump. He is obviously a racist and provokes racism. However, today, as many other people know, we should embrace diversity. I was inspired by this idea, and the theme of this year’s illustration is diversity. Year 2018 is a year of the Dog. Dogs are known for the diverse breeds; German Shepherd is a breed of dog, and so is Pug. No matter if their hair is short or long, black or white, they are dogs.

Merry Christmas 20127, Happy New Year 2018

Please visit my greetings web site for more explanation for the illustration.

In past few years I wrote about my New Year’s resolution on this blog, like below.
2017: to mind my breath to be mindful
2016: to visit a historical site once a month
2015: to ignite my intellectual curiosity

Every resolution above is not easy to achieve and also fun to pursue. For this year, I’m thinking of intelligently inspirational writing. I’ll talk more about this.