Lilies in glory
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
here comes the announcment
I TOOK THE CAKE!!
Come on every body, tell me
I won the first prize in the poem contest...Yay!!!
That was unbelievable. I was so anxious and worried about that contest, b'coz i'm not a poem buff and no body ever taught me how to write a poem and told me the rules i oughtta put in ma mind while writing a poem... i just did it like that :)
My classmates wanted to come to cheer me on, but only three of them were able to make it. I was extremely happy seeing them beside me, supporting me before the contest commenced. I wanna thank them so much for that :)
In the contest i wished that the rest of my classmates would come to vote for me,
but you know what?!! After the contest wrapped up, i found it better for me b'coz it means that i didn't win b'coz of the votes the people who know me gave but b'coz everyone including the judges thought that i deserve it, that was terrific!!!
The first participant was me. When the judge said ' The first participant is Salma....' i couldn't stop my hands from shaking while holding the paper and the microphone but thanks God my recitation was very good.
Every participant was allowed to read 3 poems no more. I prepared 4 poems and here's the links for those who didn't read them before:
Oh, tell me night : http://liliesinglory.blogspot.com/2006_12_01_archive.html
Scroll down too
Avoid pessimism : http://liliesinglory.blogspot.com/2006_10_01_archive.html
Don't forget, Scroll down n down :)
Thursday, August 23, 2007
For the past week, many thoughts were crossing ma mind and i was so confused. I kept on having the thought of "oh, i should blog about that" but each time i try to write out the feelings and the thoughts of some issues troubling ma mind, i fail. They piled up till it became difficult for me to sleep & to eat. I hided from ma friends as i used to do when i'm depressed so as not to depress them too. If any of my friends calls me i used to pretend -as much as i can- that i'm okay and start to joke and laugh, although sometimes it's so hard.
One day on my way home with my family from a place supposed to please me, and in which i met people i hadn't seen for 4 months-i guess- and whom i used to feel so happy seeing them, The first bunch of thoughts occured to me:
Can short period of time change people's minds and principles ?!!
She changed or is it me?!!
Why i'm no longer feeling comfortable when i talk to her and she's the one i used to consider ma sis?!!
May be she's as she used to be and that's all because of me. I'm the one who tried to be blind to all the differences between me and her and share her everything she likes even if i'm not interested on them at all, talk with her and listen to things i don't actually care about just to keep her as a sis. Now i have my own character, my own intersets and my own perspective for life which is "totally" different than hers. I used to shut up if i don't agree and speak out loud if i agree. I couldn't keep my mouth shut anymore and i couldn't be what she wants me to be and that hurts me b'coz that means, i'm losing her as she's somewhat full of pride. I'll try to get along with her as much as i can no matter our differences are and without changing a thing on me. It's so hard to do especially with someone who can't accept the fact that sometimes he/she might be wrong.
There're other thoughts that made me (and making me) so anxious, but this couple of days am feeling better and don't wanna talk about them so as not to pull the scar and bleed again.
Well, let's say some good news, Tomorrow there will be a celebration in the Egyptian-American center and a Poem Competition will be held, I participated and i've to say 3 poems. I'm still unsure of which of my poems are the best of the worst :S so that i can say them in the competition. Frankly, i was kinda hesitated and i thought to back out from the competition BUT it's not me..As long as i believe that one doesn't lose when beaten but when retreat...
Honestly speaking, i'm still nervous, Your duaa's for me dear bloggers :)
Sunday, August 12, 2007
You're my Honeybunch, Sugarplum
Pumpy-umpy-umpkin, You're my Sweetie Pie
You're my Cuppycake, Gumdrop
Snoogums-Boogums, You're the Apple of my Eye
And I love you so and I want you to know
That I'll always be right here
And I love to sing sweet songs to you
Because you are so dear
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
The keys to its doors aren’t difficult to find. Some may own one or more of these keys but don’t have the courage to go and open the doors. Others might have no idea about these keys and think that ignorance is the easiest way.
Thus it’s important for us to re-inculcate the value of forgiveness in our lives. We should think and ponder first, do we really know what forgiveness is? What’s the importance of forgiveness? And how to inculcate the value of it in our lives?
Forgiveness is the mental, emotional and/or spiritual process of ceasing to feel anger, resentment or indignation against another person for a perceived offence, difference or mistake. Forgiveness is the cancellation of the conditions in the mind that are blocking the full flow of love or life energy independently of the behavior of others. It’s an act of will…Yeah, forgiveness is a sign of strength “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”~Gandhi.
Actually forgiveness is important for several reasons. if anyone of us desires to be forgiven for his/her offenses and mistakes he/she must learn to forgive others. If one seeks forgiveness from Allah, he should learn to forgive others. If one desires that Allah overlook his weaknesses, he should learn to overlook weaknesses of others.
Obviously there’re 2 aspects of forgiveness: Allah’s forgiveness and human forgiveness.
Allah’s forgiveness as Allah is the most forgiving and is the original source of all forgiveness : Hadith Qudsi: Allah the Almighty, has said: O Son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O Son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O Son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins as great as the earth, and were you then to face Me ascribing no partners to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it.
Human forgiveness: You can find that whenever possible, the Qura’n makes it clear that it’s better to forgive another than to attack another. The Qura’n describes the believers( Muslims) as those who “They avoid gross sins and vice and when angered they forgive.” (al- shura 42:37)
To forgive a friend , to forgive a colleague To forgive your siblings, To forgive your relatives: your aunt, uncle your cousins who have broken ties with you.
Set yourself free, Confront your emotional pain, shock, anger and grief.
Be aware that being forgiving is a courageous act on your part. It has nothing to do with whether the other person can admit they are wrong.
Remember that “Forgiveness is a powerful yet challenging tool that will support and honor you, even in the most extreme circumstances.