LOOK LIKE YOURSELF, BE YOU!

Todays reflection ♥
One thing I find myself thinking a lot about is Self love. In todays society with movies, magazines & social media everything has gotten superficial. People want to look like others and be like others so they’ve totally forgotten about themselves. A lot of people are preoccupied wanting to change themselves into other people they look up to, and they forget about their own talents, abilities and looks. People tend to forget their own strengths and what makes them unique. Why does everyone have to have big lips, behinds and be thin? Why does everyone want to look like the Hadids, sing like Beyonce and act like Viola Davis? I mean hey I would too but that doesn’t mean I forget me, myself & I.

It is nothing wrong with looking up to someone and wanting to be like them, to a certain degree but don’t lose yourself on the way. Focus on your look; what do you like about yourself (highlight that!) & what do you like less about yourself (learn to love it!)? Focus on your talent and abilities; what can you bring to the table? What can you contribute to the world?

If you focus on looking like someone else and being someone else then the world loses someone like you. You were meant to be you. Don’t make us have a billion Kardashians and none of You.

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What I disliked most about myself was my smile, I used to not like how my teeth were bigger than others and how much they were showing when I smiled and laughed. I learned to see it from another perspective and learned to love it. Now I see it as a good thing; when I smile/laugh you can see it through my whole face and my big smile! I love that it shows so much when I am happy!

What do you Love about yourself? What do you dislike about yourself? How can you change that? #SELFLOVE

– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤

Our three winners

 

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For a while I’ve been wanting to write about the three wonderful and gorgeous people that were murdered in North Carolina, Allahi rahmom. I always try to write about positive things and stuff that makes us happy, motivated or fills us with inspiration. This post will be no different. Deah (23), Yusor(21) and Razan(19) were three young people filled with so much love, humbleness and happiness. They were three regular young adults in one part of the world, and in one day they became the most talked about world wide. People die around the world all the time but people have a hard time relating to it but these three people are so easy to relate to and I think that it’s one of the reasons people were in chock and sad. After three days of being so sad for these people and their families I am now so happy for their families who are experiencing so much love from around the world. They and we know that these three individuals were outstanding(muslims) and are now rolemodels for millions of people. Their characters and personalities were so unbelievably pure and good that millions were sad to loose them even though they didn’t know them, millions want justice and awareness of what is happening (the hate around the world). Best of all, millions are making dua for them (prayer). What a sense of tranquility the parents and families must feel knowing that their is a hereafter and that there is a Paradise for the good ones. May Allah let them all meet there one day!

Razan, Yusor and Deah reminded us of our love to our religion, of our visit in this dunya and our time on this earth. They represented Islam with so much class and kindess, they are indeed the definition of muslims. They showed love to everybody, left everybody happy, strived to be the best and loved to help the less fortunate. They are the three winners indeed. Lets all strive to be like them in one way or another. May Allah reunite our ummah in Paradise. Don’t forget them and our brothers and sisters around the world in your duas!10997899_506567259481245_1899920012239559720_n

– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤

Happiness in a box!

So you guys know that I am all about positivity! 🙂 I love what this factor stands for and how it is an essential factor in our lives, that makes life better. Just positivity itself can lead to so many things as happiness, love and motivation. All these things are stuff we need to think about and that is why I wanted to share an idea of how you can maintain this in your lives.

I have a way of reminding myself everyday of how blessed and loved I am. That makes me positive and motivated for everything I do in life. I have a little, pink box on my bedroom table, next to it I have small note-sized pieces of paper and a pink pen. What I do is I write down one quote, aya(quran verse) or a saying that I like on each paper. Then I fold the notes and put it into the box. You are probably wondering why but what I do is I open up the box each morning to read one note a day, and there I find a quote or something else I find inspiring and uplifting.

If you don’t want to write them yourself you can have your friends or familymembers write notes and put them in the box so you’ll read their favorite quotes and motivational notes instead. Right now my box is filled with notes from my friends and family so when I read their quotes and also the name of who wrote it I always smile, seeing the name of my loved ones makes me even happier!! 🙂 I hope you liked this idea! Here are some notes from my box that I have opened so far:
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Smile, forget your problems. /Samia S.
Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth. /Zora
Keep your eyez on the price! /Iman H.
When you’re feeling down, think about one of the funniest memoryies you’ve had! /Samia S.IMG_1284IMG_1305IMG_1312IMG_1314
– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤
Photocred: my bestie Zora!
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Last week!

Hi and Salam Waaleykom lovelies!

So… It’s officially one week left of school inshaAllah and that feels awesome!!!!!! Although I have so much to do and I’m swampt this last week I’m so grateful the winterbreak is coming and after new years I only have two weeks left of schol… Forever… Alhamdulillah!! I can’t believe I’m done with school, for life, in January inshaAllah, feels so surreal! Can’t wait though.. 🙂 I just want to say hope Allah make it easy on you guys this last, stressful week of school. Don’t give up and always try to see the finish line when you feel like giving up, that usually motivates me!

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– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤

Create your own sunshine!

Good Morning!!

I really believe that people can create their own sunshine as in their own happiness. For example, I live in a country where there is pretty much no day light during autumn and winter, well it’s pretty much dark and grey 90% of the year haha. Anyway, this causes a lot of people to complaining which ofc is understandable. But people here, and pretty much everywhere, are pretty “depressed” as they call it because of the weather (summer is gone) and too much studying etc. I mean I get it but try to not make it worse for yourself. If it’s dark and boring, pretty much just a dry period in your life, just turn things around on your own! If it’s dark: create your own sunshine. If school is boring or tough: make it fun och plan things out to make it easier!

I always try to make the best of things and I hope I can help someone else too do the same. Try to see this season as a cozy season. Leaves falling, with different colours, it gets darker sooner which means you can make it cozy and light candles or put up some early winter/christmas light. Now that it is colder you can cozy up with a cute cup of hot chocolate or tea. We can wear the most comfy onezies ever, more times for reading and movies etc. Basically what I am trying to say is that you are in charge of whether you are happy or bitter. What do you choose to be today? 🙂

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– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤

Knowledge is power!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful night (or day depending on where you are). So this is a late night rant. 🙂

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So I have this picture (above) as my wallpaper on my computer. I’ve posted it on facebook before. The picture says a thousand words! My mom and I were just talking, I had my computer on and she asked me what it was. I told her a picture of kids at school in Afghanistan. She just kept looking at it, we started talking about our condition and how blessed we are, alhamdulillah. She kept telling me stories of different people that aren’t as fortune as we are. Their stories of how they got to school and how their schools are. SubhanaAllah, we are blessed with so much but way too many people take it for granted! I have students where I work (not my students but students at school) and students at other schools I’ve worked in, that just complains about literally everything in school. They complain about the early hours, the food, the books and the teachers etc. The list is long. But they are sooo blessed to wake up everyday and go to school, to gain knowledge and to become someone in life… yet they don’t care. That makes me so sad. Education is important, knowledge is power and we… We are blessed! Alhamdulillah.

– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤

New day!

After being sick and just very lazy I woke up today feeling very excited to get things done and just check things of my to do list (best feeling ever!). Alhamdulillah I love waking up like this when I have a lot to do. We just have to remember that everything passes and we should work now to enjoy the future. But I can’t say that I don’t miss my bed and sitting watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls.. Well that can wait… Study now and be lazy later in shaa Allah! Hope you all are making the most out of your time, wasting time we’ll never get back is neither good now nor in the long run.

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– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤

See beyond measures

Life seems so complicated to so many. People feel like the world is unfair and unkind so they give up hope and just sink in to a dark whole. Life is unfair, and that is the ugly truth but life is fair in a way that it’s unfair to everyone. We don’t live in a perfect world and that is the point of dunya, it should be unfair and unperfect in it’s own way. But that is the point and that should make us strive towards the perfect place, paradise. Remember that we are not here for all eternity and we are all just humans. It is easier to think positive than just focusing on the negative. Being negative and unhappy just gives you a mindblock, you miss out on what’s really beautiful and worth seeing.. Stop thinking of the negative and just learn to let go and see beyond measures.

– Until next time in shaa Allah! ❤

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