Stumble Upon The Same

We’re all on the same ship, and we’re all leaving sooner or later. The only way to maneuver through this is to create everlasting memories. You know what kind of memories tend to last? The ones we’ve touched and the ones that have touched us. The ones that we love to remember, not the ones that we avoid remembering. I wish you find your way creating lovable memories, and you will certainly stumble upon the same.

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I believe that our deeds determine our achievements and failures. Although the existence of divine providence, this has nothing to do with what we ought to achieve. So throwing the blame on God and circumstances for something we failed to achieve, denotes nothing but justifications, and this is something towards which I am highly sensitive. I can’t stand watching someone talk about divine decrees and circumstances as the reason for him not reaching his goal, no matter what this goal happens to be.

Though I do agree on something relative to that topic. Although divine decrees are a reflection of our intentions and deeds, they are always the best scenarios that could happen to us specifically, serving all our life’s aspects. So it is true that failing to reach a certain goal denotes deficiency in your preparation, but it also denotes that this goal wasn’t going to serve you as much as you thought.

Live, and Let Live

This is your life, and it is yours alone. You have complete freedom over your actions, as long as this freedom does not hinder someone else’s. You’re free to love, free to hate, free to build, free to waste. You’re free to live a life that defines you. Because in the end, that’s all that matters.

The same with feelings. You cannot force a certain feeling on someone. Just because you sympathize with someone, doesn’t mean the whole world must feel the same way. We are, nevertheless, different in how we express our emotions, and our brains are not wired the same way. Though this argument immediately turns empty with certain subjects of interest. Some subjects should never be argued between one human being and another, unless one of them is a psychopath, only then no justified blame can be thrown.

As we move forward in time, we’re constantly anticipating changes that would make our lives easier. Time, along side with hard work, has always mesmerized us with the amount, quality, and pace of development, growth, and evolution that the future holds for us. But all of this is of the material world. Speaking of the spiritual world, nothing but pure degradation is the outcome of these changes.

As fast as the expansion and development of the material world is considered, spirituality, along side with humanity, is coming to an end. We are, nonetheless, spiritual beings.

One of the reasons why we’ve reached this level of apathy, is I believe to be ignoring our instincts, ignoring our brothers and sisters’ need for sympathy. We became selfish living beings. For as long as ‘we’ are living a decent life, nothing else matters.

Surely, there’s nothing wrong with living your life. As the motto goes: “Live, and let live.” but if I’m living a decent life, and my brothers and sisters aren’t being able to live, how am I suppose to live?

I will end this post with Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s famous quote:

“I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”

Wonderful Quote

Read this paragraph and simply fell in love with it, thought I’d share it with you guys!

There are some people who enter your life like gems. These are the real diamonds. They have no ulterior motives, no inferiority complex, no superiority complex, no need to prove that they are better than you, or seek to have more than you. They don’t feel entitled and aren’t needy or dependent. They are not superficial or fake. They remind you of God and they understand you, when no other person does. They don’t wear a mask with you or pretend to be perfect. They are just real with you and honestly and sincerely only want good for you. You feel you can tell them anything without worrying that they will judge you or put you down for being imperfect. They know your flaws, but love you anyway. And they are loyal. You know they’ll be there for you. They’ll always have your back. And best of all, time and distance doesn’t change this. If you’ve met even one person in your entire life like this, you’re blessed.

— Yasmin Mogahed

Voice of Truth

I wish I learned from my mistakes.. Maybe then, I could change the past..

I wish I had what it takes.. To show you how it hurts..

I never wanted you to suffer.. So I’m glad you’re not..

I’m just sad you’re a bluffer.. You’ve fooled me allot..

We have to go our separate ways.. And forget about yesterdays..

You don’t need to forget..  You have already forgotten..

It is me who is still living in regret.. To the voice of Truth, I refuse to listen..

My Grandfather

I am back home in Egypt to spend a two months vacation with my lovely family. I became deeply saddened by what I saw the moment I arrived home. Remember how life is so fragile? Well, I am reminded by that every single moment of everyday.

Four months ago, back in Saudi Arabia, my grandfather was visiting us, me and my mom, with my cousin DouDou, and I remember we had such a beautiful time together. Everyone was so happy, the weather was perfect, we even went to Mecca, prayed in Almasjid Alharam mosque, performed Umrah, and despite the fact that we missed our flight back from Mecca, it was so much fun to be together.

But my grandfather sadly fell on his head the moment he arrived home in Egypt, had a minor concussion, and his frontal lobe got affected by this incident. It was shocking to hear the news of someone who was just with you a few hours ago perfectly fine, saying that he has lost some memories, having behavioral changes, and is no longer able to communicate like before.

I was skeptical the whole time I was in Saudi Arabia, thinking that everyone was kind of exaggerating the situation. But when I arrived here, and laid my eyes on him for the first time since the accident, I acknowledged that it was true. I kept having flashbacks of his sense of humor, his smile that never left his face, his humble personality, and how he has never hurt anyone physically or emotionally.

I pray God to ease his pain that we cannot feel, bless him for what he was and still is, and bless us through him. Although he’s not fully with us nowadays, but we owe him the benefit of combining all of us together, around him every single day.

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This is a picture of he and I, while I was still a UFO creature.

UsThis is a picture of the three of us, myself – my mother – DouDou – him, in Saudi Arabia, a couple days before the accident.

Thank you for reading, may God be with us all..

Peace

The Sunshine Award

It’s been a while since I’ve participated or done my share of the huge amount of love that I’ve been given by all of you. I’ve been procrastinating this till I noticed that I may fall in the ‘all talk no play’ kind of routine, so hopefully it’s not too late!

The very talented Saunved, has thankfully nominated me for the Sunshine Award!sunshine-awardThank you so much Saunved, you’re a great blogger and I’m deeply honored by this! :)

The Sunshine Blog award is an award given to bloggers by other bloggers. It is given to bloggers who are positive and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.

The rules for this award are:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your Blog.
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 Bloggers.
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their Blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
  • Link the person who nominated you.

Alright, now I am required to answer the 10 questions:

Favorite color: Black!

Favorite animal: I don’t have one!

Favorite number: 7

Favorite non-alcoholic drink: non-alcoholic flavored beer!

Prefers Facebook or Twitter: I personally prefer Twitter more!

My passion(s): Listening to and playing music, oh and writing!

Prefers taking or giving presents: Giving makes me feel better!

Favorite pattern: Whoever did those questions had an OCD!

Favorite day(s) of the week: Thursdays and Fridays!

Favorite flower: I don’t have one!

My fellow nominees:

Year ‘Round Thanksgiving Project

Ramblings & other Nonsence

Daily Echo

My Everyday Power Blog

soadhachami

Watch out, world

cognitive reflection

Tracey Ambrose

Human Writes

The Better Man Project

Alright guys! Share the love <3

Good News

After a long tough road full of obstacles and difficulties, I finally reach my destination, sort of. I finally started training for a job two days ago! I mean yaay! right? Yeah I guess so, at least I’m spending the next month or so getting ready to start a job, instead of searching for one, and for that I am thankful.

It’s surprising to see God putting certain kinds of people in your way, facilitating everything for you the way you want it. Well not exactly the way my greedy self wants it, but it definitely turned out much easier than I expected. Lets just hope for the best, as I still have a loooong way of goals and dreams to accomplish. Or as Robert Frost used to say: “The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.”

I’m so happy I got to know a variety of bloggers, who helped me allot realize the meaning of unconditional love, support, that I am not alone, and that we can be so close to each other no matter how far we are on the map.

I woke up yesterday morning and realized I was nominated by the amazing Kira for the versatile blogger award! That was another yaay! moment for me :) Thank you so much for your generosity. Although I am a new follower of your blog, but I already fell in love with your posts, frankly speaking. I’m not saying so to return you a favor, I really fell in love with them! I wish you continued success in wrestling life while inspiring all of us around you.

I know I have a part to do in this award nomination, I will do my best to cover it. My spare time actually has shrunk allot, as well as my energy. I wake up so early in the morning and do allot of physical effort during work, may consider it part of the weekly exercise! By the time I return home, I have enough energy to do nothing but carry myself toward the bed. Maybe because I’m still at the beginning, maybe I’ll get used to it, or maybe this physical effort will decrease in time. I’ll do my best and hope for it.

Thank you comrades!

May Allah be with us all

Peace

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Contemplation – Pain

Pain.. What a feeling.. Hard to explain, hard to tolerate, hard to imagine.. Everything related to it becomes hard. I guess its best described in the famous saying: No pain, no gain.. Its always a certificate that we should be proud of.. Have you ever got into a surgical operation? Have you ever lost someone you love? Whether its physical or  psychological, its an experience that only those who felt pain can gain from.. That’s why some of the kindest people we know, are actually the most hurt..