Summer Walks

Summer is finally here and with it came to exhausting heat. I haven’t been able to go around with the baby since the heat is too unbearable for the both of us. Today, as I felt the morning breeze I decided to go for a walk and take my camera along, for the first time since the birth of my baby. It was not as hard as I thought managing both my camera and the stroller. For the first time, I felt like my old-self; full of energy. Summer flowers are very unique from the spring ones. Their colors are vibrant and they transmit a magnetic energy.

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Sunset Energy

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It has been very hard to get into my regular routine since my daughter was born 13 days ago. I love the fact that I am finally a mother and that I can finally glance at her and have her in my arms. However, it has been very difficult to juggle between the short hours of sleep during the night and the errands that I have to finish before her nappy time is over in the day. Not to mention, I suspect that I will not be taken any pictures any time soon having both of my hands on the stroller and my eyes fully focused on my baby’s safety. It might take a while until I will feel comfortable in my new skin as a “mother”.

I am forced to stay at home for the sake of recovering from my labor. Since I haven’t step outside that much I decided to get fresh air from my window and soon realized how energetic the sunset felt. The flag covering the sun was just too beautiful not to take a picture of.

In short, I am very happy that I was able to take a pictures this week and share it with you.

I hope you stay well!

Reflection

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Most of us myself included, wish that we had the knowledge that we have today when we were younger. If we were wiser, smarter and faster we would have not made the many mistakes in the past. The bareness of such thinking is the process of self reflection. Some however, are fully content not reflecting on their past mistakes or even reflect on the purpose of their wrong-doings.

Self reflection is a wonderful characteristic to obtain, it reminds me of a phrase that a wise man once said to me “if you haven’t reflected on your life than you have learned nothing”. Many of us think that to become a better person is to fix a flaw or a mistake that one has committed. However, I believe and you can argue otherwise that what makes one good is not a flawless person or a person without mistakes but instead someone who reflects upon each action and how much it impacts the other. It does not matter whether you fix your flaws or commit the same mistake over and over again but rather the mere fact that you have reflected on the action and have the intention of good.

We live in a superficial society where actions is what defines people and not their intention. I firmly believe that there are people in this world that do bad through good actions and many that are misunderstood by their bad doings when they intended to do good but failed at it. I came through this conclusion by life experience and I could give an example but I hope that you contemplate on this thought and reflect by your own experiences.

Once I took these pictures during a late hot afternoon, I saw the mere reflection that was left on the still water and I could not impede to think about the purpose of my life. In fact, my conversion to Islam came simply by reflecting on my life and asking why is my life the way it is. I was not looking for a religion but the questions lead the answer that I was able to find in Islam. Many years later I find myself reflecting on my past and why I was lead towards this path. I am not sure why yet but I was glad to be awaken once again by nature and have many news questions about my life. I am in very excited to find out where these questions will lead me.

I hope that you are not afraid to reflect upon your life and ask “why”. This can have a serious impact in your life and do not be scared by the obscurity of your future and where it can lead to.

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