It's so easy to focus on the negative, but today I am consciously choosing to focus on the positive. It has to be a conscious decision, because for most of my life I absorbed the negativity around me. Not all people were negative of course. But it's usually the critics and detractors we tend to … Continue reading Reframing
At first I was not sure if I would even be in a state to write this post. In the beginning, I really wished this didn't happen and that I could partake in the full blessings of this month at this time. But I realize not being able to do so is also a test … Continue reading Day 14 of Ramadan
Snow-topped roofs and cars are not what I was expecting to wake up to today. I suppose I had gotten comfortable with assuming that as the days got longer, so too would they get warmer. Alas, that is not the case on this 31st day of March. I should have known better. I will not … Continue reading Sunday thoughts: the dairy industry, Ramadan, and getting used to things.
Confidence is attractive, I've been told by Mr. Rafia several times, especially during the times when I feel particularly unconfident (don't give me that squiggly red line, Chrome! Meriam Webster says it's a word!). As soon as you reveal to others how unconfident you are, it leaves you vulnerable... and not in a good way. … Continue reading This week has been — and will most likely continue to be — a lesson in tawakkul
I've written about the "gift" of insomnia before. I feel somewhat facetious in writing this, because honestly, being awake from 2:30 to 5:30 am this morning certainly did not feel like a gift. And yet, waking up this morning and writing in my journal as openheartedly as I did this morning was something that I … Continue reading On intuition and quasi-goals