be kind

It is so important to be kind to others. you never know a battle someone is facing. Pretending is such a common practice most adhere to. Pretending to be happy, pretending everything is ok etc. So just because someone smiles and says they are ok , most of the time they are not. Just because someone has riches and success does not mean they are happy with themselves or their life. Life is Very hard. It is meant to be a challenge and test. So many deaths of suicide are all too common. I mean frequent, back to back; you here of not just only regular everyday people but A list celebrities. That should tell you something. No Amount of money or success in this world can bring you peace or happiness. Focus on God, focus on loving yourself. and most importantly be kind to others and especially to yourself.

Grateful

A new day has risen.

God has restored life.

Be thankful.

Some didn’t make it from the night.

even through the struggles, know that you are blessed.

This life is a test , have faith and God will handle the rest.

Ramadan

so blessed to see another year in this beautiful month of Ramadan. This is the second Ramadan , most of us are witnessing in this pandemic. This Ramadan has made me even more grateful and appreciative to fast. to be able to fast and cleanse the heart, mind , body and soul in this month is definitely a blessing and mercy. I will take full advantage of this month as most everyone should. death is surrounding us daily, everyday at a rapid pace. be grateful and thankful to be a part of this holy month. This month I am solely focused on God, reading Quran , meditating as well eating foods not harmful for the body. I really cherish this time of year because it is a time to really change your life over 30-days. God says in the Quran : O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint,( Sura 2:183).

Fasting is what our souls need ; it is what our bodies have been craving for ! Fasting heals and restores ! enjoy this blessed month and Get close to God.

a jewel of life

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The greatest thing in life is to appreciate and to be thankful for what you have. A part of being thankful and appreciative is staying in the moment and being focused on the present. “A jewel of life” to really enjoy and experience the treasures and blessings life has to offer you have to be present. being in the present means you are indulging every second, you are observant, aware and engaging fully with your whole being. being in the present is not backtracking, or replaying past events/scenarios in your head; thinking of what could of been. It is pointless to do things like that because it has already happened and cannot be undone.

Being in the present is also letting go and giving it all to god. Anything that has caused you hurt or pain, anyone you have animosity or anger towards you have to simply let go so that you can heal and be in the present moment. There is simply no way that you are fully on the present and you are angry about something or thinking about something that happened 3 years ago. Simply let go and give it to God. stay focused on the now cause you will never see today again!

All of this basically can be described using one word “Carpe diem” meaning making the most of the present , no focusing on the past or future. I am not saying that it is wrong to be concerned about your future. but it is more so important to focus on the present, because what you do now will reflect your future. Take this “jewel of life” let it enter your heart, mind and soul and gather all that excess baggage and get rid of it. let today be the day you say “I AM LETTING GO, LETTING GOD AND WILL STAY IN THE PRESENT”!

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live with love

There are so many tragedies going on in the world at this time. One of the most things to have at this time is Gratitude ,as well patience and faith. gratitude is so important, you have to be thankful for what you have, be thankful that you are alive. Everyday there are reports of people dying, loosing their homes, being oppressed at war etc. needless to say, if you are breathing, have a roof over your head and food to put in your mouth their is no reason to complain. When i see homeless people smile and have positive to say, when they have absolutely nothing, i know i have a long way to go as far as gratitude.

Patience is necessary to get through in this life. God is ultimately in control, you have to put that faith and trust in him and know that he knows what he is doing. without patience you become depressed, stressed and full of anxiety. patience is a true sign of strength and a person who has undoubted faith in God. The year of 2020 has taught me nothing but patience and reliance upon the most high. I am content that whatever is meant to be will eventually be.This year has brought about test that affect everyone and it should make us all stronger, wiser and closer to God. I am Thankful for the trials for in them are true blessings.

Ultimately, we must live with love, gratitude and patience. Life is about perseverance and faith. We have no control over anything. We don’t know when our last breathe will be, so there is no point in stressing on unknown things.Learn to love yourself and be kind to others. This year is a lesson that we will all remember, a blessing and a trial. Forgive and let go of the anger. Once you give it all to God you will feel renewed and at peace.