Be good to yourself.
If you do not know yourself enough to stand up for yourself, someone else will tell you where you belong and they will use it for their own good. Self-awareness is very important. The people you let in your life will tell you who you are and it is up to you to teach about yourself. You don’t want to end up lost in between finding about your true self. Write your story with your own pen. When you let others write your life story and the ink dries there’s no going back.
ALWAYS have control of what can and cannot break you.
Humans may speak many languages, but kindness is one that is understood by all mankind.
What you feed your mind is just as important as what you feed your body.
Remember, when one knows their worth there is no way that they will take bullsh*t from anyone.
Don’t be hard on yourself, but always appreciate for the good and apologize when you do wrong.
Not many of us are being told to slow down and let life be as it is. Especially when you grow older. No one warned us about holding onto things. We are expected to be such and such.
Care too much about it from far, but care too much for yourself enough to not let it hurt you.
From a personal experience, I am slowly learning to careless about the things that will in the end break me. Slowly starting to appreciate the things I have and the things I will never end up having. Because if its good to me, I’d have it my way. And that saying goes for one who is struggling to let things as it is.
You may be loving someone/something so much that you start letting go of yourself. As for humans, the moment we start letting go of ourselves is the moment we will stop to recognizing our self- worth. A good example would be, water is good for our bodies, we are expected to drink water, but if we drink it too much it could harm us.
To end with, love yourself enough to eliminate the things that may harm you even when they seem to be good for you.
Ramadan Mubarak to you all!
There is more to Ramadan than fasting from food. If I ever dared to go out of my way to do something new it would be during/after Ramadan. It was Ramadan 15′ when I started this blog. I wanted it to go out of my comfort zone and Alhamdulillah I became a whole new person when it comes to finding lessons in the Quran. And reflecting on my emotions than complaining about it.
God is The All Knowing, but there is something beautiful about keeping a gratitude journal. And while you’re a making supplication to God, you talk about why you’re grateful for such and such and indeed God will increase it for you.
And I think if you do that during Ramadan it is the best way to get rid of bad habits. Believe me when I say this. If it worked for me, it’ll work for you.
Ramadan is all about giving.
While you focus on helping others, dare yourself to learn something new and attend a class. Be a teacher and a friend, open doors to those indeed in shaa Allah.
Also never underestimate the power of Dua (supplication).
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I wish to hold your hand one more time. I wish to brush your hair one more time. Or maybe wash your face. I know you wouldn’t let me wash your face because I remember how you loved to do wudu two hours before fajr prayer. Or how you’d ask me every other hour if it’s time to pray yet.
One can only wish.
I wish to remind you my name before eating breakfast. I miss how you’d refuse to eat before mother.
I miss how you used to ask about my morning. And just by looking at my face, you’d know if anything is up with me.
I’m sorry that I didn’t spend a lot of time with you. I was too busy thinking that we’d have all the time of the world and you’d get better. I thought we’d make up for all the years.
I’m mad at myself that I don’t have stories about you. The only thing I can clean and maybe wash now is your shoes.
As I look at the scuff marks on your shoes. I wonder how the world treated you. If it was good to you.
May God have mercy on you.
She feel like she is drowning.
She is angry, and at same time she is afraid. Times have changed.
Every morning, she wake up, and make up her face just to go through the day and just to feel like old days. She is indeed grateful for those around her, but she is feeling somewhat empty. Wondering if it will get better.
They tell her that she needs to be strong.
Easier said than done.
They tell her it will get better, but its been so hard that she can’t even lift herself up.
One of the things that she is loved for is making those around her feel better about themselves. By showing them kindness.
Time heals all wounds
“There’s an end to everything.”
Below picture is my painting inspired by the quote above.
Bismillah (In the name of Allah).
Although I feel like I’m breaking into pieces right now. Somehow I make it through the day. I’m slowly, becoming something I never thought I’d be. And I’m starting to like the new me.
Never underestimate the power of prayer.
The things that used to make me cry are the very things that encourage me to do better in life. To help others that are going through hardship. I know health will not forever last. Death does not discriminate against age, gender, religion, status and etc..
It is so hard for us to accept life for what it is all about. As humans, we are afraid of the unknown. The people we surround ourselves can make us or break us. People will listen, help only for certain amount of time. We must be grateful to have them around anyway.
To have a healthy life and relationships with those that are close to you, you must cut off toxic people. Do not cut them out of your life, but protect your heart from such people.
Whenever you feel like you don’t have enough in life or even when you feel like you are all alone through the hardship. Think about those that are grateful for what they have in life.
- The blind man who’s in love with a stranger. The boy with no legs, but can outrun you any day. The girl who’s being bullied all through her school life is still spreading love to the world day in and day out.
I know I always talk about GRATITUDE, but I feel like being patient and being grateful go hand in hand. Nevertheless, our minds react to what is in our hearts. Just like when we eat, our stomach tell the brain that it is full. Being optimistic does not make you a crazy person. You’re just facing life with smiles. And praying for the better.
- God created you and he is your provider. Be grateful and do as much as you can. He never burden us for what we cannot bare.