I just want to eat pizza, read books, drink tea and burrow under the covers with my laptop until winter is over.
"We are so busy telling people what Islam isn’t that we don’t have the chance to tell people what Islam is."-
Stop being apologetic.
Most of you have probably already read this, but this is so, so important. I think it’s a damn shame that the name of the Aurora shooter or the marathon bombers is common knowledge but not the name of this brave young man.
His father said that, “He made his mother cry, but he saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children.”
I can’t imagine such pure selflessness. I remember when I was 15, and I couldn’t have done something like this. I don’t think I’m even this selfless now.
Young heroes like Aitzaz and Malala give me hope for Pakistan, and the world. They’re the change that we need. They’re the people who you should judge Islam by, not the extremists. I know I don’t have that many followers, but please, for anyone who reads this today, spare a moment to think about this young hero and his grieving family.
“oh, there are pictures.. I keep them where I need the most cheering up.”
For those who don’t know the story behind this:
Before Maggie was born, Homer Simpson worked at the Nuclear Plant because he needed the money to pay for all the debt. Once Homer Simpson finally payed the debt, he quit his job to work at his dream job at the bowling alley. When Homer Simpson found out that Marge was pregnant with Maggie, he became depressed that he had to quit his job at the bowling alley because the salary couldn’t support them. When Homer Simpson begged Mr. Burns for his old life back, he put a plaque that reads “Don’t Forget: You’re Here Forever.” When Maggie was born, Homer instantly fell in love with her. When Lisa asked Homer where did all Maggie’s baby pictures went, Homer explains that he keeps it where he needs it the most.
The water at Lake Superior froze, but the water beneath it was still moving causing the pieces of ice to stack on top of each other once they hit the rocks.
This is my home and it makes me so fucking happy.
All alone in the apartment. Not complaining, alhamdullilah.
The apt toilet is not working cause our pipes froze. Not complaining, alhamdullilah.
And…my mom woke up early this morning before work to cook food for me the next two days and I’m such an idiot, I forgot to grab the food. So, I’m also hungry and made my mom do work for nothing. Not complaining, alhamdulillah. BUT i do want to slap myself.
All I can think about though is my resolution to not complain. So alhamdullilah. Let me list some things that went right.
We traveled in sub zero temperatures and made it safely to Ann Arbor and my dad made it safely back. alhamdullilah.
I got my battery today!!!! alhamdullilah.
And that’s about it :)
Great way to start the semester, please Ya Allah - allow me to remember to not complain and be thankful and stay positive.
do you ever talk to someone and feel really happy no matter how shit the conversation is