Saturday, September 29, 2012

Appreciate what you have, not what you had

A lot of times I wonder what would have happened if my life didn't change. Or that I'd like to take myself back a few stages of my life in live there forever. Man is rarely completely satisfied with what he has. I was having a conversation with a friend and she was wishing she had waited before moving to the next phase of her life. Wishing she could go back to how things were. I sympathized with her, and wished I could move back a few years myself and relive those days that seemed so stress free.

But then I realized that every stage of life has stress or a concern or a worry. I just don't remember this fact when I have new worries and concerns to think about. I tend to only remember the good in the past. And focus on the "bad" in the present.

I am here today because of what happened in the past. I am who I am right now because of past experiences, joys and sorrows. If not, I'd be stuck in the past and wouldn't have accomplished what I have. And then I'd be sad that I was stuck in a rut and not moving on with my life. See? As I've stated earlier, Man can never be completely satisfied with his situation.

When this phase is over I will begin a new chapter of my life and wish that I could be where I am right now. Alhamdulillah, there is nothing wrong in my life right now, it's just stress. I should start counting my blessings; anything that makes me happy or feel good. A minimum of three a day. I'll try to do this as regularly as possible, but I'll probably need reminders! And I'll post them up here, aside from a few blog posts per month. {Edit: I'll start slow in regards to posting them here, but at least once a week}

Let's start with today, even though it is only 5:35 pm:
1. I ate a dosa. It's an Indian version of a savory crepe. Not everyone can make these right, the Indian restaurant here does not serve them and today I had the pleasure of eating one. Homemade and from scratch, made with love, eaten with love.
2. The weather today was a little warmer than the cold we've gotten this week and it felt to nice to feel the warm sun on my back.
3. I had pain in my foot and side before I started running this morning. I didn't want to miss today's run, so I decided to run anyways. But the pain stopped shortly after I started and I felt good after.

OK these are not so exciting, but I am a normal person and normal things happen to me. I'm just being real here. ;)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

"The film is offensive because it misrepresents Islam. Senseless violence and murder is offensive for the same reason." Nouman Ali Khan

One act of stupidity doesn't justify another. My heart goes out to the US ambassador, his family and to anyone who has suffered as a consequence of the foolishness, immaturity and barbarianism. Muhammad, Peace Be Upon Him, would have trash thrown on him by a woman every day. He did not go out and throw it back on her. He didn't do anything at all. A few days went by without him getting trashed. Instead of rejoicing he went a visited her to see if she was ok.

Islam teaches peace. It teaches kindness and respect. The act of a group of people does not reflect anyone except those involved. If an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind, what does overreacting to a stupid cartoon and killing an innocent person do? 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Is anyone there?

Some of us are starting new jobs, studying for boards and exams, taking care of families. I can't even keep up with the Kardashians. When I have free time all I want to do is lie around. Or turn my brain completely off, which is exactly what I do. I sign in to Netflix and I don't know what happens after that. I don't need alcohol to get a hangover.

When I do have that I should really write a blog post moment and sign in and type up a new post...nothing. Nothing come to mind. Nothing exciting, witty or clever to entertain you or ourselves with.

I'm pretty sure be boring was not one of the things on my list of things to look forward to as I aged.

Well I guess this is what happens when you're an unemployed college graduate studying for her boards. If I had a job I could at least tell you work stories, or random things I observe through out the day. You do NOT want to know what I see and hear at Barnes & Nobles. That's a little TMI for the blog. {but not for Twitter!}

I guess I'll try to pop in every once in a while. And if anyone is reading this, please let us know in the comments what you'd like to see on the blog, and if I come back {which I honestly have every intention of doing so} I'll make it happen. I'm sure more posts is one of them. El Oh El. Until next time.

Falling Up