Ramadan 2017

21 Ramadan 2017: Forgiveness

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. - Lewis B. Smedes The definition of despair is the loss of hope and confidence. Despair is about pain, melancholy and sorrow. One of the reasons of despair is people ... people who hurt. People who abandon. People who disappoint.… Continue reading 21 Ramadan 2017: Forgiveness

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Ramadan 2016

19 Ramadan 2016: Don’t wait for it, Just do it!

Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition. - Abraham Lincoln You have some advice? Give it! You have something someone can benefit from? Offer it! You have ideas worth sharing? Go ahead! You have a solution to someone's problem? Tell them! You have a piece of knowledge that affected you… Continue reading 19 Ramadan 2016: Don’t wait for it, Just do it!

Ramadan 2016

17 Ramadan 2016: Negativity breeds Negativity

Speak good or remain silent - Prophet Muhammad PBUH Some fears are justified. We have some control over them and are directly related to our actions. There are fears however, that seem to float around us, nagging at us without truly knowing if they are justified or not. They just linger and become more or less prominent… Continue reading 17 Ramadan 2016: Negativity breeds Negativity

Ramadan 2016

10 Ramadan 2016: “How are you?”, Connecting while home

Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.― Vera Nazarian Yes, "how are you" is not only powerful while away, but also while at home. In an ever increasing, virtually connected world, we are missing the warmth, connectivity and empathy that comes… Continue reading 10 Ramadan 2016: “How are you?”, Connecting while home

Ramadan 2016

2 Ramadan 2016: Strangers … The New Support Network

No one is ever really a stranger. We cling to the belief that we share nothing with certain people. It's rubbish. We have almost everything in common with everyone. - Mark Haddon From war, disease and poverty to fear, stress and loneliness; our days seem to be more gloomy, no? At the same time, we… Continue reading 2 Ramadan 2016: Strangers … The New Support Network

Ramadan 2015

27 Ramadan 2015: Don’t be afraid of …

When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated. This is why we sometimes attack who they are, which is far more hurtful than addressing a behavior or a choice. ― Brené Brown … boundaries. Should we have them? Do we need them? Will they hurt us now? Will they hurt… Continue reading 27 Ramadan 2015: Don’t be afraid of …

Ramadan 2015

25 Ramadan 2015: Always say the Truth

In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot. ― Czesław Miłosz I can definitely vouch for that. The number of times mom stood up and spoke up with most, if not all people around her, in silence are countless. What I can say though, as uncomfortable it may have… Continue reading 25 Ramadan 2015: Always say the Truth