Goodness

“For each new morning with its light,

For rest and shelter of the night,

For health and food, for love and friends,

For everything Thy goodness sends.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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First Love

“I trust the red sun setting,
the leafless November trees.
On Monday morning I look forward
fearlessly to Friday’s eve.
But humans are not as reliable
as nature, as trees.
I wonder if you’ll come back;
I trust only that you leave.”

― Ellen Wittlinger, Book: Hard Love

Picture from http://goodmenproject.com/

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Love this Gratitude Project and I thought I would try to stick to this one as long as I can 🙂
Below is the first list I did on Facebook…The list was an honest list…it is a start.

1. The fact that I have been given fair warning, signs, maturity & time by Allah swt to realize it is never too late to be a better Muslim. I am grateful for every extra day Allah gives me to wake up and strive to be just that.
2. My family. I am proud of them and I pray everyday they feel the same way about me. Thank you for the happiness when we had little, enough or in abundance. Thank you for the hugs, kisses, “IMissYou”s, love, “MamaCanIAskYou”s and the many times when all of you ask me to check on the cats even though they are fed&fat and happy.
3. My work. I want to continue to share my knowledge and skill with people around me. I am thankful I have a job I love. I am thankful for the opportunity to influence change, to sharpen skills and transfer knowledge. Everyday my heart feel pride and excitement to make someone more skillful and knowledgeable.

Mother’s Day

The first time my daughter realized the existence of Mother’s Day was when she was around 9 years old (I think). Teachers in her school was teaching the students on the celebration and encouraging them to express appreciation towards their mom. My daughter gave me a flower and a handmade card. We never encourage our children to celebrate Mother’s or Father’s Day. It was just not part of what we want them to be burdened with.

But as time comes and goes there were some years they would surprise me with good wishes and hugs. It was nice. This year they surprised me with a bracelet and earrings. At 17 and 20 years old, my kids will both be leaving home. This means a lot for me.

I hope more than anything that they are proud of me. I am thankful that my kids are good kids (they do their best). They are God’s gift to me and I pray I have and will do my best to be responsible for this gift. I hope that when I leave this world, I know I have done my job well.

I love you my children. I hope you are proud of me as I am extremely proud of both of you.

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You’re 52!!

24th June 2013, my husband turned 52.

I actually have nothing bad to say about him at this age.  He is an awesome husband, a great father to my kids, a wonderful son to his parents, a good youngest brother to his siblings and a kind friend.

I wish he will be able to receive whatever he wish in his life, blessed with health, happiness and wealth. I wish I can write everything here….it would be too personal.

We all love you!!

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We’re 20!

5th June 1993. Got married.  20 years.

What a milestone. Spent a wonderful time together.

Good job to both of us. 20 years is certainly a long time to live with another person.

I commend us for being able to tolerate each other good and nasty habits, good and bad attitudes, sleeping positions, snoring sounds, sickness and health, family  members and their antiques, shoe buying, watch collecting, photography, traveling, kids and ehem unconditional passionate love.

I cannot imagine having anyone else as my partner. I ♥ U.

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