Friday, August 30, 2013

Off babysitting fun and good therapy

My three-year-old cousin came over for a sleepover a few weeks ago. It was sort of a sleepover- babysitting mix since she's quite young and we have to be careful she doesn't get lonely or starts missing her mom. It is always good to spend a chunk of your time with a toddler every once in a while. Makes you look at things a little differently, alters perspectives and brings out the quirky, silly side of you as you put aside all your worries, deadlines and just immerse yourself in the wonderful world of legos, nursery rhymes and hide n' seek. Ah, the best things in life! It is really good therapy :) an effective detoxification of all negative thoughts and frustrations that usually surround us. Provided - of course - that the kid you spend time with is not a nasty spoiled brat, throwing tantrums (and other stuff), making you run all over the place to save precious decoration items and walls from being scribbled on! That's a  kidazilla. Warning: never ever take on a kidazilla willingly :)

      (Animal Olympics anyone? Jumping from a height into a boat of water. Note: no casualties reported)


                                    (Nothing like a little lego sport land built with a ludo board!)


                                      (A really tall lego statue-guy with a really tall hat too!)

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Sometimes questions have no answers

"Be satisfied if you are alone. No
one will accompany you in the
grave except your good deeds,
anyway. Focus on doing good
deeds, not on him and her.."
"Allah never throws you deeper than
you can go. He throws you from such
a height were He knows yes you may
fall, gain a few scratches, and open
wounds, but He also knows how much
sabr, tolerance and will power you
have to stand back up. Yes we all
complain, moan and cry saying ‘Why
Me!’ but why do we forget this life is a
test; Allah is making you, not breaking
you. He is by your side, He is your
shadow and your guiding light."

These two quotes I came across today gave me a lot of hope and I feel like doing the right things in my life even more. I want to make amends and just try my best to adjust to situations in the best way possible. May everyone gain guidance and faith in this world and be able to deal with various situations in life effectively! Sometimes you think you're doing the right thing but hurdles keep blocking your path and you feel like your stuck in the worst possible place. Just sit down, reflect, seek Allah's help and do the best possible thing after that...

Monday, December 26, 2011

Life is a mixed bag

I feel like this picture perfectly reflects a person's two-sided personality. One... free to express whatever he/she wants to express and the other enslaved and entrapped by various shackles around us (which, most of the time, are self-imposed and self-inflicted.) This is the sad story of humankind.

I've learned the greatest lesson of my life these past few months, which has made me very aware of all things around me. Never before was the message ever clear. Life is a mixed bag. Take what you get and appreciate it no matter what the consequences because you could all just lose it one day!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

What do ya know...

"Conscience is harder than our enemies,
Knows more, accuses with more nicety."

George Eliot

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Eid mubarak!

(Saw this very cute picture of my favourite childhood cartoon character, Postman Pat and his black and white cat - just had to put it up!)

Eid Mubarak everyone! :)
TaqabbAllahu minna wa minkum! (may Allah accept from us and you i.e. the fasting and acts of worship and charity) May this Eid bring peace, prosperity and happiness (genuine happiness!) to all the people in this city of Karachi, in this country and all over the globe! :) And while you're partying don't forget to help any needy person around you and also don't forget to pray for all those living in the worse of conditions who you cannot or are unable to reach out to!