Angel Choice ""
Novel : Nawfal Printing - Beirut – Lebanon
By : Hussein Chaaban
Four kinds of people are living around us . First, those people who live only, eating, drinking, sleeping , in a routine manner depending only on their behavior
Second , those people who live with a goal in their minds , such as buying
an apartment or a house , planning to make a company of their own , or traveling
once in their life , thinking that these goals are the only targets to focus on them all
their entire life . Third , those people who keep evaluating their life periods
in a continuing manner .
Four , those people , who live alone with their selves , seemingly that they are
living always with normal people , but actually , they are isolated with their thinking
living with their morals , always hugging with happiness their lighting hearts , and
embracing their instinct wisdom without being influenced by the outsider affects, and
accepting all consequences whatever the wind brings to them .
This novel is about those people , the fourth kind , the author call them as the
"real angels" but don't forget they are living between us , but you cannot see them , or
meet them or embrace them as you have to be like them to know that those are the
"real angels" .
Sammy is the author's hero who started his life at six years old in Beirut , Lebanon ,
and kept building his school 's life in a highly loving behavior , helping his peers at
school how to wear their neck's tie in a descent way , washing his friend's faces
when needed to make them breath in a smooth way , teaching them how to tie their
ribbon shoe .When he is eight years old Sammy becomes the leader in the boys scout .
Sammy , the author's hero , was full of happiness when he is twenty years old , has
entered his undergraduate education at the most beautiful country on earth , Egypt ,
and has been granted his bachelor degree in economics / accounting . Sammy was
energetic , friendly loving with his peers , and become the chief photographic
club in his college . Thyra , was eighteen years old when she new Sammy at college ,
she was so beautiful full of quiet happiness , never laugh too high only with happy
face , energetic , full of nice breast making every one like to look to her . She moves
in a quiet move never without a hint of smile , sitting always beside Sammy she never
mention the reason . Thyra , is continuously happy as she is , when Sammy around her , enter the lecture's small session only because Sammy will be there . Sits beside Sammy only to smell his perfume , and sometimes touch his hands without intention .
Thyra at end with Sammy is a real thing fall from sky , into their each other hearts .
Four years have went by , and every couple start to plan to marry , others to continue
his professional life traveling to the Gulf , others to plan resuming his education in
England and United States of America . Sammy decided the last one , but he never
promised Thyra anything or doing anything of the above . Five friends plan a
gathering at a restaurant on the Nile river in a beautiful peaceful night . Thyra and
Sammy sat beside each other as always , other girls and guys kept looking at them ,
till Sammy knew the real hint of the reason of this gathering . Sammy thought that
this nice gathering is for farewell , but Thyra and other friend were planning this ,
for a possible proposal of Sammy to Thyra . At end when nothing has happened ,
Thyra started in a quiet peaceful move , crying , tearing , where obviously Sammy
recognized how much Thyra loves Sammy without even hinting to him any word
during four years in college education . Really, at that moment , the angel fel from
sky into Sammy's heart but he has never made any hint or move except shake hand .
Sammy has married twice , but no one understand his soul . The first woman is a normal person , she wants life as fun , eating , playing , and building a family .
This woman (Linda) wants her own goals without thinking where she is going with
those goals , as she wants to play the man's role rather the woman's role in life , and this is where most of people fell down until the house is broken .
The woman (Betty) choose to use any one comes in her way until she possess her
goal , kept killing time only to gain her needs reaching her own shadow , believing
that this is the real life of happiness .
Sammy has passed into a successful life during thirty years , making a lot of money ,
but never saved any from it . Why ? Sammy has lived his life as others ,
building a house in America but never stayed in it except one year as he kept
staying working at the Gulf due to his professional life but his three kids have
grown in it until completed the university level , and his wife took over the house ,
as refused to go back to the Gulf as a normal couple . Sammy was a generous person
helping his six brothers , pulling them from Lebanon to America . Sammy also ,
is a person knowing how he respect his soul life , give his inner personality what needs , and never know how to be a stingy toward people .
Sammy's kids have never understand him at all , as mentioned Sammy was looking
around people to understand , not a people to understand them , and this is the difference in life . In the author's opinion , look for people to understand you not for
people to understand them , you live all your life happy but losing all the materialistic
symbols . Ask yourself , which is better , to loose your self and make others happy ,
or win your self and make other frustrated .
Actually, people make themselves frustrated as they look always to their material
benefits , and forgotten the real thing in life on how to make themselves happy .
The answer is simple, define your values , never create to yourself a fake symbols .
The fake symbols are to build an apartment , to buy a company and become the
owner , or to save some money for your elderly .
As Sammy was the real angel from sky by knowing how to respect his inner soul ,
and admire his continuous professional career , carrying the real honesty in his life
dealings , loving all people without any self benefits , helping the needy people in
his capacity depending on his lighting heart .
Sammy has received many signs , that he enjoyed spending money where he feels
his soul is to be happy avoiding any negative thinking about selfishness , or envy ,
and has given three sons and a daughter all are university graduates in America ,
and enjoyed two unsuccessful marriages .
On the other side , Sammy has enjoyed his successful professional life , traveling
all over the world , and passed four surgical operations , and finally , God has offered him a haj pilgrim at Mecca , and made him visit almost all Holy
places at t Saudi Arabia land .
" Angel Choice " is a novel of ringing bell to your heart , where you can fulfill
the inner self of your soul as it is the guidance to your road and to evaluate
continuously the inner happiness to reach your final destiny . This novel is
showing you that all symbolic material things cannot solve any problem , nor can
reach any final goal . Walking tall , is the only symbolic spirit which can bring
happiness through enlightening our hearts by knowing who the one created those
symbolic ringing bell .
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Professional Skills :
Mr. Chaaban is an American Lebanese writer where this is his second novel .
Mr. Chaaban, was appointed in 1976 the Vice-President of the American Institute of Internal Auditors along with his job due to his communication skills and held a post of " The President of the Toastmasters Club" Tallahassee, Florida , USA. In 1975 due to his systematic , organized, and planning, abilities in lifting the TMC to its reputable position .