Posts Tagged ‘intentions’

For the Right Reason

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For the Right Reason

They would gasp and gossip when they saw me just because I was not wearing hijab. “You’re the daughter of an imam? How can you walk around like that?” they said. “Don’t you feel ashamed? Your dad is the religious man, the imam!” some commented.

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Craving To Be Appreciated

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Craving To Be Appreciated

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” – William James. I find this quote to be ever so true. The Insaan (the human) has truly been created with a strange desire, a “craving” to be appreciated and for his merits to be recognized. Yet how many times do we hear the phrase “I am not appreciated” out of the mouths of stressed mothers? How many times has a lack of appreciation been the reason for the falling apart of marriages? How many frustrated employees have complained about their work and qualifications being underappreciated?

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This Hijab

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This Hijab

I randomly stick sticky notes on my desk with short and powerful statements or quotes. My school agenda is filled with lines of poetry. I cut out quotes and sayings from magazines and create collages that hang in my closet. Words mean the world to me. They keep me going and allow me to stay motivated on a daily bases. Now, I found an accessible way to write on my mirror and not leave a mess. My handy dandy Crayola markers lie on my desk, and permit me to write down what’s on my mind, from tasks to quotes, onto my mirror.

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