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.
I hope it’s not happening all over again.
I walked into his room today, but today I couldn’t stand myself. We used to laugh, hug, massage his hands and brush his hair with my fingers. And he’d ask about my day and I’d tell him in detail; from Fajr (dawn) prayer to sunset.
Today I asked him how he’s doing and his response was something like “you know, things changed. I’m not doing so good. God knows best.”
He enjoy telling us stories. And giving us orders. Even though he can’t move around much, he’d tell us to do things. Read a book, or get twenty-one questioned by him for not doing what you’re supposed to.
Today, he let me talk about my life, as if I’m introducing myself to him. He was smiling, but I can see in his eyes that he cannot remember me. So he asked about his daughters and the smart man he is, he asked me to name them one by one so he can find out which one of his daughters I am.
Allah is the best of planner.
I know I’m not who I was a year ago. I used to complain and I couldn’t stand myself for everything that was happening. I realized that this time it is a gift. Allah blessed me with the ability to cope.
I know I will break here and there, but it is not how it used to me. He trust me more than ever. He may not remember me, but he knows my smile, tight hugs, and my long boring stories.
Be grateful for the people in your life.
Be grateful and God will increase it for you.
Be proud that you learned the true face of those that purposely disappointed and mistreated you over and over again. Don’t treat them any different because they can’t simply treat you they way you want to be treated.
Be there for them anyways. And know your stand.
Don’t question if something wrong with you. When in reality they are the ones doing you wrong. Apologize if you are doing others wrong. This is not a one way thing. You may be innocent in some cases, but don’t forget that you are human.
If having to cut off toxic people out of your life, then do it so.
When you were pushed to this world not knowing what it is all about, only in the end to learn the purpose of life itself. Don’t let your personality be changed by the way climate changes.
In reality, life is all about what you make out of.
You are not living if you not learning.
Sometimes you need you to live, to do better and also help others to do better.
The biggest mistake you can make seeing things exactly how others want you to see.
FREE YOUR BEAUTIFUL MIND.