Reflection down The Memory Lane
“We don’t learn from experience we learn from reflecting on experience.” (John Dewey)
The statement above is probably true for most of us. Our actions open up new possibilities for us and help us to expand our vision. A new association either leaves you content or teaches you a lesson. You can fill the voids by thinking about those moments and reflecting upon them while also looking forward with a more optimistic attitude. In the midst of innumerable reflections on various events here, I would like to share my experience with the three months fellowship program at Amal that has left a lasting impression on me.
My journey as a fellow of Amal began in November 2021. Over this period, I not only improved my existing skills, but I also learned and adapted new ones. If I had to choose just one memorable experience of this beautiful journey, it would be the moral support from my fellows.
The majority of us are from different backgrounds and live in different cities, engaging in different spheres of life. Even though these people come from totally different backgrounds, when they are brought under one umbrella we can surely refer to them as family, the Amal family.
In no time, we all bonded well with each other. Eager to help each other to the fullest extent possible. Appreciating each other both in and out of sessions. Cheering each other on and continually boosting one another’s morale. This sense of brotherhood creates an atmosphere where we all feel comfortable in our skin, and are not afraid of speaking our hearts.
It was a heartwarming experience for me. This fellowship made me realize that even small gestures of appreciation can make a big impact on someone’s life. Making others smile makes you happy. It is important to not lose the human element of your personality and to show others gratitude and kindness. Indeed, one of the greatest needs of an individual is to feel appreciated.