Just For this Once

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I want to lighten your burden,

Want to heal your scars for once,

I want to clear your path of hurdles,

Give me a chance, for this once,

As almost immediately as this moment,

Will you try and forgive me?

For the pain I’ve ever inflicted,

Or the wounds that I have gifted?

But I know that there are flickering memories,

That will set you ablaze,

Let me rebuild you for this once,

I will make the abode of your dreams,

An exceptionally fresh place,

For delight will always advance,

Every drop of rain.

Give me a chance, for this once,

To cure you of your pain,

And with me, you’ll watch the new dawn,

Extend all over your face,

~ Saadia

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Perspective

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We are a part of the universe, this universe, ever expanding ,according to cosmologist, Stephen Hawking.This universe contains one hundred billion galaxies and we belong to the milky way ,a galaxy which , I might as well say, has little significance in the billions which surround it. ( Now stay with me there, I am not teaching you astronomy, stay till the end) As a part of the milky way is our solar system and the Sun is only one of the 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Around it revolve eight planets and 3 dwarf planets and our planet earth is just one of them but its significance is that it is the only planet known to support life. On this earth , we have seven continents and I live in Asia , which has 48 countries, I just live in one of them, which is India . India has 25 states and I belong to its northernmost state Kashmir which has 22 districts. I live in the summer capital, Srinagar. I am another of the 898,440 people living in Srinagar.

So, I have problems, you have problems and each problem appears as the end of the world ( I don’t complain, It is human nature). But as we use some perspective to look at things, we realize that a star in Andromeda might have a bigger problem of  being about to collapse. We are significant but yet very insignificant at the same time.

Every problem has a solution  and if the solution does not seem so obvious, then a little perspective can always help.

~ Saadia

Grant Her that Garden

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She was alone, sitting under the tree, petting her dog who wanted to run boundless and accelerated but the girl held him close. Why? Simply because he was her sole companion. She was tired of listening to the names the other children called her, she was tired of fighting back, she was tired of trying to fit in. The other kids played hopscotch but she was left alone and deserted, like always. As it turned dark, she walked back home, another walk down street without any friend. 

At home, she read till late at night and then cried herself to sleep like she did every night. The angels above were troubled, they realized that life was harder for her than death. So, the angels at dawn took the girl to heaven with them, they broke her from every bit of pain inflicted by her fellow humans…………….She was set free…………

When her dog saw her in the morning, motionless and finally relaxed, he whined once and lay dead on her feet. And from then on, the girl and her dog played in the garden of bliss for ever more. The people who had given her an unmatched amount of pain, were now, themselves in agony but Alas! there is no coming back from the destination we all share.

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That girl is in every one’s life , open your heart to her, to another troubled soul, maybe you can be the angel who’ll grant her that garden of bliss in this world, just by extending your hand. 

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~ Saadia

The Liebster Award

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One of my fellow bloggers, COURAGE COACH (https://couragecoach.wordpress.com/) nominated me for a Liebster Award! 🙂

A big thanks from the core of my heart 🙂

THE RULES:  (you can copy and paste these)               

– Insert the Liebster award logo in your post
– Thank and link those who nominated you
– (After reading the official rules) You also have to reveal 11 interesting facts about yourself!
– Answer the questions designated by the blogger who nominated you
– Nominate up to 11 other new bloggers with less than 100 followers
– Ask 11 questions of your own to your nominees that they have to answer
– Notify your nominees about The Liebster Award
– Include instructions of the process in your post

11 facts about me:

1.  I do not have a middle name .

2. My favorite quote at present is ‘ Throw me to wolves and I’ll come back leading the pack’ 😀

3. I used to play soccer in middle school. 😉

4. I love Enid Blyton’s work. She was a legend.

5. I hate narrow minded people who live inside their own bubble and choose not to feel for others, or to understand their suffering.

6. The first novel I read was ‘ Alice in Wonderland’.

7. The first poet I was influenced by was Robert Frost.

8. I believe that the people who try to point out everything wrong with a particular thing, instead on concentrating on its positive aspect are headed for self-destruction.

9. I have always preferred to be loved deeply than widely.

10. I was born on Christmas!

11. I do not like winters or the cold or rain or snow 😦

Her Questions to me:

  1. Name two things/people that inspire you: J.K Rowling, Steve Jobs.
  2. What is your current goal in life? To be a doctor .
  3. Why is that goal important to you? I want to help people out of their sufferings and add a little piece of bliss to their lives.
  4. Imagine the word LOVE written in giant letters on a movie screen, when you see this word up there, what do you feel or think of? All people loving each other irrespective of caste, creed, color, religion or ethnic group .
  5. If you could travel anywhere in the world and money was not an issue, where would you go and why? California; for the sun and the beaches . I love warm weather 😀
  6. What is your favorite food(s)? Chocolate, cookies and ice cream, simply, anything sweet.
  7. How do you use your creativity? In writing poems.
  8. What languages do you speak? English, Urdu, Hindi, Kashmiri.
  9. What is your favorite thing to do on your day off? Read novels, surf the internet and eat! 😛
  10. What do you try to avoid doing? dancing or singing .
  11. Do you have any pets? If yes which kind and if no, what kind would you like to have? We have half a dozen of chicks. The cutest and smallest ones ❤ ❤

I’d like to nominate:

1.johannisthinkingjohannisthinking.com

2.Rethinking Lifegigisrantsandraves.wordpress.com

3.Life as I interpret it

4.Window With A Viewrekhaaa.wordpress.com

5.themischiefmemoirsthemischiefmemoirs.com

6.MINDING MY P’S WITH Qthreepsandq.wordpress.com

7.Totally Inspired Mind…totallyinspiredpc.wordpress.com

8.Shifa Naseershifanaseerpoems.wordpress.com

9.The Midnight Stationthemidnightstation.wordpress.com

10.A Mixed Bag

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Some of these bloggers may have more than 100 followers, but i tried my best to nominate bloggers under the criteria given .

My Questions for you:

  1. What is your ambition in life?
  2. Who’s your favourite author and poet?
  3. How will you classify your eating habits: unhealthy, moderate or healthy?
  4. What is/ was your favourite subject?
  5. Would your 8 year old self be proud of who you are today?
  6. What is your ultimate fear?
  7. Are you a technology obsessed? Why or why not?
  8. Are you a morning person?
  9. Favourite quote?
  10. Are you a pessimist or an optimist?
  11. What are your thoughts on discrimination?

Have an amazing day everyone 🙂

Salute

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For how you glow after you cry,

Just like a fiery star ,

For how hard it is to you to say goodbye,

Just like a overcast sky,

For how you shield everything with a smile,

Just like a blooming flower,

I salute your strength when at war,

I salute your composure,  for when I think,

It can’t be there at all.

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~ Saadia

A Lasting Way to Happiness

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Before I even start, there will be many of you voting against the title, that there can be no lasting way to happiness as life is ironic, beyond anyone’s full control or planning. Agreed. But don’t you think that there are many, many long-term ways to a life of bliss and contentment, even though life pops in hardships here and there in every day of our lives? *Nods head in agreement*

So today, here I am , not with a poem in store, but with a message to you people about a way of life that promises contentment, fulfillment, happiness, accomplishments and above all self-satisfaction because you can fool people but if you fool yourself, you are bound to hit a dead end. So what has brought me to talk about all this today? It is simply the fact that this post might be about something you all have heard multiple times but it has been proved thousands of times by your fellow human beings. So let’s steer ahead:

  1. Living a life of purpose: How many of us wake up every day and do the same things we have been doing for the last couple of months or perhaps even years? If your answer on your part is yes, then you are doing something wrong.  If we become people of habit, life will lose its enchantment, not that I am saying that keeping good habits is wrong, but that do something every day that brings you closer to your purpose in life , be it becoming an author, completing college, painting a masterpiece, travelling around the world or whatever pulls at the strings of your heart. Life without a purpose is a one way ticket to oblivion. So look for a purpose, it is lying out there, go out and find it, live for it and make your life meaningful.
  2. Developing a healthy mindset: You might think that this is more of the long-winded stuff about being positive, but it has survived till now just because it works. If you tell yourself that you are worthless, just another human being on this already overflowing earth, then you are planning for failure . Your mind believes what you force it to believe, fill it with positive thoughts and it is a great servant, if not then it will be a terrible master. Take hold of your thoughts, be positive, because the only person who can bring you down is YOU and I believe that you wouldn’t want to do that.
  1. A Healthy Body: What can a healthy mind do without a healthy body? I might sound ancient but this is the only body you will ever have, carve it into something agile and able. Nourish yourself with healthy and natural food, move away from processed food, hydrate (water is your best friend) and exercise, not that you need to go to the gym. Walk around every day, try simple but effective things like yoga, dance, cycling or if you feel inclined then hiking. Just move your body, don’t be a couch potato, your body will thank you in the end. Having a healthy body automatically improves your confidence and self-belief. ( I give you my guarantee)
  2. Doing what you love : You will never succeed at something you don’t even want to do and by finding something that you feel makes you happy, you will find your higher self. What is the point of living, if you only listen to the opinions of others and drown the voice of your heart? What is the point of life if you don’t enjoy anything that you are doing? Everyone is talented , you just have to find that arena in which you truly belong.
  3. Losing yourself: Lose yourself in the service of others, love everyone ( it is hard, not impossible) , devote 30 minutes every day to talk to an aged person , get to know the people around you and try to forgive and forget , I know you have that power. And as Dr. Sir Mohammad Iqbal has said:

‘ Darde dil ke wastee peda kiya insaan ko, warna itaat keliye kuch kam na they karobean’

Meaning: The Almighty created humans to help each other, to assist and aid one another, he didn’t need your worship , the heavenly creation was always enough.

I hope that this post was of some help to you. Good luck and happy living!  🙂

~ Saadia