Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Tuesdays with Morrie" - 3

"When I have people and friends here, I'm very up.The loving relationships maintain me."

from "Tuesdays with Morrie" for Mitch Albom, 1997- an old man, a young man and life's greatest lesson

He was a mentor & teacher, who was used to give, teach, and coach his students, transfer and share his knowledge with them- young they were, wise he was.
When I read this sentence, I could so much relate to it.
Yes, friendships or loving relations DO maintain the human side in us.
as long as we have someone to care for, as long as we still care for someone else's wellbeing, we are still human.
there is not only ME existing in this world, there are others, who have same rights as i do. same needs, same wishes and have same weaknesses.
Having a balanced relationship maintains the soul from sinking in a deep sea of lonliness and selfishness.
Having my friends and family around me- elhamdollah- as well as being able to make new friends is one blessing, that keeps my soul away from lonliness and keeps me from not being a self-centered creature.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


For long years I thought you were gone, but you were right here next to me.
For some time I thought I got over you and have forgotten you, but you were never forgotten.
For few times I thought you have forgotten me, only to feel the old passion in your words, when we talked.
For once I felt in love to only know that my feelings were a big illusion, when compared to what I felt for you.
For once I felt he was at the same level as you were, to know how precious you are when compared to him.
For once I thought I was ready for a new life, but you never left room for anyone else to have in my heart.
For long years I thought I don't love you anymore, yet here I am smiling again at your jokes when reading them - for the million's time.
For long years I thought I have forgotten your life-loving spirit, sense of humor, warmth, tender heart, caring hand caressing my soul, but they have never left my side for a second.
For years i thought i have forgotten your teasing me for being an early sleeper, joking about my Tweety-printed T-shirt and my being chocoholic- but they are still right here, printed in my heart.
For long years i was fighting against your shadow, only to find out that everyone else is a shadow,
while you are the only truth i ever knew in my life.

So I decided to accept the truth and to stop fighting.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Natural Hights

Take a few minutes and read these. Think about  them one at a time BEFORE going on to the next one.........IT DOES MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD especially the thought at the end.
I marked the ones i love mostely with red and added my personal part between brackets.
you are mostly welcome to do the same and share with us :), or even better- add your own "Natural hights" to the list

Falling in love.

Laughing so hard your face hurts.

A hot shower.

A special glance. (saying anything that only me would understand)

Getting mail.

Taking a drive on a pretty road.

Hearing your favorite song on the radio.  (i can never resist a song for Halim in Radio or TV)

Lying in bed listening to the rain outside. (the next thing to do is jump out of bed, to the balcony and catch rain drops with my hands)

Finding the sweater you want is on sale for half price.

Chocolate milkshake. (love making them when my cousin's son visits me and we share it)

A long distance phone call (Bernd never fails to surprise me in this regard. i never know when he will call)

A bubble bath.

Giggling. (when i do something naughty and mom can't stop yelling at me) 

A good conversation.

The beach. (I am pure Cancerian. beach is my home)

Finding a $20 bill in your coat from last winter.

Laughing at yourself.

Midnight phone calls that last for hours.

Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.

Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.

Friends. (they are a treasure i can never afford to loose.very carefully selected & simply part of my soul)

Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you (it gives me a lift to my self-confidence beacue i know that it is sincere, honest and meant)

Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep. (a heavenly feeling at a cold winter morning)

Making new friends or spending time with old ones

Playing with a new puppy.

Having someone play with your hair.

Sweet dreams.

Hot chocolate. (I am a hopeless case chocoholic)

Road trips with friends.

Swinging on swings. (i just cant resist.no matters where or wiht whom i am, i just take a ride)

Song lyrics printed inside your new CD so you can sing along without feeling stupid.

Going to a really good concert.

Winning a really competitive game.

Making chocolate chip cookies.(love baking & cooking and then watching others enjoy eating the food) 

Having your friends send you homemade cookies.

Spending time with close friends. (a treasure i can never thank allah enough for)

Seeing smiles and hearing laughter from your friends.(it's when happiness & laughter are being doubled by sharing)

Holding hands with someone you care about.(the most intensive way to feel secure)

Running into an old friend and realizing that some things never change.

Watching the expression on someone's face as they open a much desired present from you. (giving is a joy in itself)

Watching the sunrise.

Getting out of bed every morning and thanking God for another beautiful day.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Just for today

Just for today, cultivate the virtue of benevolence and be like the sun that shines for all without taking anything in return.

Wish to be like that one day :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesdays with Morrie - 2

"Mitch, you asked about caring for people I don't even know. But can I tell you the thing I'm learning most with this disease?
What's that?
"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in"
His voice dropped to a whisper."Let it come in.We think we don't deserve love, we think if we let it in we'll become too soft. But a wise man named Levine said it right. He said, 'Love is the only rational act'"
He repeated it carefully, pausing for effect " 'Love is the only rational act' ".
from "Tuesdays with Morrie" for Mitch Albom, 1997- an old man, a young man and life's greatest lesson
page 52.

While everyone strongly advises everyone else to give out love, to enjoy giving, to give because giving is a noble act- most of us deny themselves the right to take in love.
It is a right, that every creature needs to survive:human being, animals and plants are equal in this part.
it is nature's rule to dry out and die if love is missing.
give love as much as you wish and can afford, but never forget to let it come in your heart.
if it makes you soft, then you are human
if it makes you happy, this is the main purpose of life
if it makes you feel satisfied, this is justice of life: to give & take in equal parts
if it makes you feel grateful, then you are a good soul
if it touches your heart, then the loving gesture you have just received is very sincere. double happiness.

allow those who love you to "love" you. it is not bad. it is human.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A beautiful, wise, romantic and Proud-to-be Virgo

She is my friend, who I got to know about 10 months ago.
We got quickly attached to eachother, feeling that there are many things in common and therefore there is no formal introduction needed.
On the first day of Adha feast she simply called to wish me a happy feast. that first call wasn't for few minutes- i still remember it was for almost an hour.
this is our habit, late night phone calls for hours, sometimes it ended after dawn :) - 2 crazy souls talking about God and the world :)

She is my friend with the beautiful mind and soul - as i used to call her.
She likes writing, drawing, pencils, coloured pens, block notes, anything related to writing and arts is her favourties.

She is a very good writer, who enjoys writing as activity and most of her writings are not for publishing. it is her personal pleasure to write down her thoughts and feelings in the most sincere way. i can't resist not being touched by what she writes.

She is creativity walking on 2 legs, in a beautiful way you won't want her ideas to end- if you got to see them :)- yet she rarely shares them.

Rawanie, or rounie as i love to call you: Happy and blessed Birthday dearest.
May today be just the start of a beautiful, happy and blessed year to come
may this new year of your life be a start to many healthy and blessed years to come
may Allah protect your beautiful soul and your faith enlightens your face more and more.
May we always remain friends, no matters where we are or how life treats us.

All i am trying to tell you- dear- that you are a treasure friend and sister I am blessed to have.

Yellow is her favourite colour, that's why I am using it.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"Tuesdays with Morrie" - 1

" So many people walk arround with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. this is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning".
from "Tuesdays with Morrie" for Mitch Albom, 1997- an old man, a young man and life's greatest lesson

I love Mitch Albom's writing, because it is a very simple yet a very deep style of writing. touching, creative and human. the above quote is from his bestseller, where he published his re-meeting with his old teacher, what they talked about and what he has learned from the old man.

the above quote doesn't really need much commenting from my side. i found it so much true and wished to share with whoever reads it.
the keyword for me in this quote is "love". it says it all. love yourself, love those around you, love your life by doing things, that would take you from the narrow "my life" into the wide "human life".
enrich your life by being useful to mankind, and the satisfaction you will get would be very rewarding when compared to the effort you have done.
You might not have time, money, effort or ability for great doings, however never underestimate a simple kind action, like for instance a smile to an old, tired or desperate person passing by you on the street.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

El Aar- The Shame

I am not a fan of TV series, and never follow any especially in Ramadan.
Qadaran, I got to watch few episodes of this series.
The number of evil actions and thinking way in this series scared me, but what scared me more was the way Allah's hand has taken revenge from those evil people.
it is not just a TV series, it is more the revenge or giving back the rights to those who were hurt.
the concept of allah's hand keeping the justice in this world - although i always believed in it- shook me to the roots.
Dear Lord, dont ever let me hurt anyone, for i fear your revenge.
and if i do it - i am human afterall - please forgive me and let them forgive me, before it is too late for me to come back to your correct path.
Dear Lord, I am forgiving those who have hurt me - throughout my life. and You are hereby my witness- for i hope if i ever hurt someone, they would forgive me too.
Dear Lord, as much as i hoped for your justice, as much as it scares me how it can destroy a weak human soul.
Grant us all your mercy and help us to overcome the evil in us.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

كيف أنت يا سراقة و في يديك أسورة كسرى Light of hope in a dark moment

Suraqah, how would you feel, if wearing the royal barclets of the romanian King?

a simple question, which he asked his follower, on the day he was running away from his hometown.
while everyone was looking for him, he was wanted alive or dead, only his friend as companion, travelling a long and unknown road to escape his enemies and reach his destination city as safe as possible.
facing one of his enemies who has found him, he never lost his courage, hope and faith in Allah's hand.
he was very sure of his victory, as Allah has promised him a complete victory ove his enemies, but he taught me so many things, from this very short incident.

- set your goal, plan for it and work hard to reach it.
- never loose hope.even in darkest moments, keep your head up, trust in Allah's judgement and keep working to get there.
- a kind approach-even with your enemies- has a magical influence. being cruel is the easiest way, strong kindness is your weapon to fight your enemies.
- If today you are the weak party, tomorrow you will be the strong one. just work on it.
- The true leader is the one who spreads positive attitude to those arround him. His calm, positive attitude in dealing wiht this man gave Abu Bakr -his friend and companion- the time to calm down and gather his courage again, ready to fight if needed.
- let go of hatred and forgive who used to be your enemy. you never know, tomorrow he might be your companion and supporter.
- never use people's weak moments. think of your own weak moments.

Suraqah ibn Malik has lived few years after this incident and at the time the Muslims won the romanian empire, while Omar ibn el Khattab was ruling- Suraqqah got the royal barcelts of Qissrah and wore them infront of everyone- as HE promised him.

When i am down, loosing my faith in myself and the world, i run to him. read his life story, listen to people talking about it, learning from him how to overcome my weakness.
and he never failed to help me, whenever i looked for a sign in his life.
I always find the answer to my question in his life story and find my way back to the right path

Allahoma sally wa sallem 3ala saidna Mohammad wa 3ala aleh wa sa7beh ajma3ien.