A plea: For patience. For Compassion. And a touch of rebelliousness

A plea: For patience. For Compassion. And a touch of rebelliousness Editors Note: I have a treat for all of you today 🙂 A beautiful and heartfelt post by the ever beautiful Razwana Wahid. Read more about her at the end of this post. Her words move me as I am sure they will move you too 🙂 Enjoy darlings! 

Today, my heart is broken.

In so many different places.

But it doesn’t break for me.

It breaks for the neighbour’s daughter, who I’m told is only *allowed* to study until high school. After this she sits at home and waits for a suitor to marry. Because education will confuse her. And life experience will only open her eyes to opportunities that will take her away from her family. She’ll ruin their reputation.

As an 8 year old, her opinion wasn’t sought. She doesn’t know this is her future. Continue reading “A plea: For patience. For Compassion. And a touch of rebelliousness”

How to Perfect Love Over a Lifetime

How to Perfect Love Over a LifetimeSpecial Note: Today I have a very LOVE full guest on my blog, whose writings will definitely touch your heart. Enjoy Vishnu’s Virtues!!

Do you feel like you don’t love yourself enough?

Are you finding it challenging to love others?

Do you feel like not loving yourself is spilling over to your relationships?

If you are shaking your head in agreement to any of these questions, you might even wonder if you know what love is.

My journey

I began the journey to discovering love when my ten-year marriage broke up. Although my voyage through love had its ups and downs in the relationship, I only truly started examining love when it had left my life. I wondered if it had never been there.
Maybe I didn’t know what love was? Continue reading “How to Perfect Love Over a Lifetime”

Lessons From 6 years of Motherhood~A Tribute to all Mothers and their Children

Lessons From 6 years of Motherhood~A Tribute to all Mothers and their ChildrenEvery day when I look at my little girl, growing up in front of me..all I can think of is how she has so much NEW to her everyday. Everyday there is a new sentence she will learn a new way to say something old. Everyday to me is a marvel with my little girl around.

As I think back to my childhood days, I remember being very naughty. I also remember being very rebellious and difficult when I was a teenager. But I also really remember how my mother tried her hardest to make me understand life with love. She stayed up nights when we were ill, cried when we scraped our knees, nursed us when we were down. She was there always. My mother worked very hard, but she still tried her level best to put a hot meal on the table, made sure we said our prayers, kept us clean and most of all happy. Today as a grown woman I can appreciate all this. Continue reading “Lessons From 6 years of Motherhood~A Tribute to all Mothers and their Children”

On my Birthday I Honor the Privilege of Becoming a Positive Parent

“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.” ~ Joyce Maynard ~

Becoming a parent was my dream from when I remember loving dolls. Yup! Now you know, I’m a girly girl in the teddy bears and doll department. As I grew up that love for dolls automatically transferred to real babies. Even as a 10 year old, I was every aunts favorite baby sitter. I remember as a kid whenever anyone asked me, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” my answer would always be “A mother”. Continue reading “On my Birthday I Honor the Privilege of Becoming a Positive Parent”

Lessons From Motherhood~A Tribute to all Mothers and their Children

Every day when I look at my little girl, growing up in front of me..all I can think of is how she has so much NEW to her everyday. Everyday there is a new sentence she will learn a new way to say something old. Everyday to me is a marvel with my little girl around.

As I think back to my childhood days, I remember being very naughty. I also remember being very rebellious and difficult when I was a teenager. But I also really remember how my mother tried her hardest to make me understand life with love. She stayed up nights when we were ill, cried when we scraped our knees, nursed us when we were down. She was there always. My mother worked very hard, but she still tried her level best to put a hot meal on the table, made sure we said our prayers, kept us clean and most of all happy. Today as a grown woman I can appreciate all this. Continue reading “Lessons From Motherhood~A Tribute to all Mothers and their Children”