Friday, 3 July 2015


I heard my mom once tell me: Love yourself first darling, and the rest will follow...

If you really like someone let them go ... wait stop. NO. Heres the deal, love now thats a big word. What does it really mean to love someone? And can we really love someone when we don't love ourselves completely. If you're out there thinking I just wish I could make him fall in love with me, or  I just wish I can make her fall in love with me. STOP.
#1: Ask yourself: "Do I love myself, in and out, and in between?!"
If you answer no to the first question, then ask yourself this:
#1b: "How do I expect someone to fall in love with me, if I don't love myself from A to Z?"
Some people are going to try and tell you that you can never fully love yourself, or that having that special someone in your life, can teach you to love yourself. AGAIN STOP. You bake the cake first then eat it.
#2: Ask yourself why it should matter so much if that person does indeed like you, or is attracted to you. We often bring ourselves down by making someone so important, when in reality, while yes they may be important, we are just as IMPORTANT if not more important considering self love reigns.
And no not self love in the conceited way, but to love each part of you, from the inside out, and to realize your potential and WORTH.
#3: If that person doesn't give you the moment of day, two words: SCREW THEM. HAHA Just kidding, WHO CARES!
If someone can't realize how special you are, if they can't see your worth and value, then guess what THEYRE NOT WORTH YOUR TIME. There not even worth a single thought in that lovely head of yours.
But then again, you'll start making excuses for them, and think, but I really love them, or I really care about them, well GUESS WHAT, it seems like a one person effort here. If its not reciprocal, YOU ARE WAISTING YOUR PRECIOUS TIME AND ENERGY.
#4: The greatest love that exists is to love yourself, and once you do, you will realize that nothing else matters, and maybe JUST MAYBE then, you're prince charming or princess diary will pass your way,

AND please remember not to be desperate, don't chase anyone. Realize how special you are and open your eyes to see that when you chase after someone, they're most likely to run away from you. BREATHE, there are plenty of fish in the sea, and yes we've heard this  BILLION TIMES, but think about it this way, if we all believed it the first time, we wouldn't be so darn hard on ourselves, thinking the worst and expecting love from others, when the most important thing is to love yourself!

Just remember:
#1: Do not despair
#2: Realize your worth and value
#3: Love yourself inside and out
#4: Have faith

Saturday, 31 January 2015

A little reminder

As this day is coming to it's end, I share with you a little something to keep in mind: Everyday as a student we find ourselves facing two options when it comes to dealing with stress : the first is to complain and feel sorry for ourselves and ask "why me?!", the second is to take that stress and turn it into motivation. 
We are so lucky to even be able to experience such a feeling. Imagine this : we actually get to stress over something as great as our education, while at the same time, there's someone in the hospital right now who is stressing over having to go through another day of chemo, while a homeless man will spend the day stressing to find a place tonight to sleep in this cold weather, while some mother is working three jobs plus overtime and stressing that she won't be able to pay rent this month and will barely be able to put food on the table, while some child in Africa is stressing on how he's going to survive another day without food and clean water to drink, while some child in a Syrian refugee camp is stressing about what clothe he's going to wrap his tiny hungry and bony body with, as winter approaches, while some child in Iraq is stressing about having to live under the occupation of monsters who are killing from left to right in vain, while another child in Gaza is stressing about living another day under the siege, and we, yes that's you and I, are stressing over school ... Hey well at least we have the privilege of going to school right?
So next time you're feeling stressed, feel blessed instead.
‪#‎Hamdila‬ ‪#‎CountingBlessings‬ ‪#‎Blessed‬