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Desert Inspiration

IMG-20121029-00010We get inspiration from many different things and places. And this is especially true with nature & it’s surrounding elements.

It could be from the gentle lapping of the sea waves, or viewing the rough terrains in mountainous areas or even seeing the colour splash from flowers that make up our home gardens.

The desert is uniquely different, with no colour splash or large rocky areas or water waves.  Rather it is filled with sand and many sandy secrets. This brings inspiration in so many ways.

First are the strong sandy winds; The sheer force of which causes its guests to struggle against toppling over.  At the same time, one fights to protect the eyes from getting blinded by the sandy spray.

Just as we strive hard to remain upright and not get blinded or knocked over by the wind, so should we struggle to remain steadfast in the face of daily challenges – pushing us in all directions.

If we fall, then we must try to get up immediately so as to not to get buried in the sandiness of the situation.

Another inspiration is the unending sandiness. It relentlessly fill up the shoes or easily sucks in the feet. As soon as one shakes out the sand, more swims in.

No effort can rid one entirely of sand in the desert. It follows you out of the desert, leaving trails of sandy memories.

We can try to be the sand in our homes, at our workplaces and even in the wider community. Aiming to leave the best legacies and to be part of the best memories for others.

First knocking off the strong winds, then aiming to make a positive difference.

The best inspiration is the picturesque sand dunes, visible in all directions.

Perfectly arranged in an intriguing pattern; it fills the eye with its beauty. The sand, despite being disturbed continuously by fierce storms, simply rearranges itself to show a more beautiful side.

Whether it’s about the sandy storms, or the picturesque sand dunes or sandiness beneath the feet, the desert draws the heart towards it’s treasures.

It brings one inspiration after another.

Therefore, in the face of life’s struggles let us remember the desert. Remaining firm, then trying to impact the hearts of those who need it dearly.

Give and forgive, but don’t forget yourself. And don’t forget to let your beautiful side shine through.

 

Sand dunes in Morocco

Sand dunes in Morocco (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ever been inspired by the sandy desert? What else inspires you in nature?

 

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Woman’s Nature

~ Nature Trail Eye Play~

~ Nature Trail Eye Play~ (Photo credit: ViaMoi)

A woman adds value and flavour to the lives of all those around her – as a friend, daughter, mother, sister, employer, colleague and in so many other different roles.

Even better is the value she nurtures within – in her heart, but seen through her actions and from her words. Her amazing ways reveal itself in a maze-like course; Sometimes straight and direct while at other times curvy and confusing.

She builds relationships from huge fountains of love, and with lots of compassion to share. She does this in her own unique way, using her special language. Her caring self rarely diminishes but when her angry side overcomes, it can crash structures.

Some of her emotions run so deep, they get buried and lost forever. Others are manifested in the most creative ways inspiring the like-minded and even strangers.

Strong from the core to the outside – she builds empires by day; Leading teams to success. Then constantly nourishes her mind, body & soul with doses of quality knowledge, inspiration and company.

She adapts to the twists and turns of the rollercoaster ride that life offers. With a thinking hat that is never far away, her thoughts rove far and wide. Reflecting on today, tomorrow & even yesterday.

She graces the home with radiant light from her presence and a gift of patience. But when the  patience cracks, the light & its beauty diminishes to darkness and coldness.

Though sometimes feisty – brimming with different kinds of spicy emotions – one thing remains unchanged, her soft caramel infused heart.

And other times so selfless to the extent of even forgetting herself – her successes and greatest needs. She remembers the world in her big heart but may forget herself – taking for granted all that lies within.

She endures and commits with all that she has. Nurturing her faith, younger ones and community through different acts of contribution. Her commitment and strong determination allows her face up to mountains of adversity.

With faith as her pillar; knowledge as her foundation; sacrifice as a companion… she continues to radiate warmth and always giving a lot to be remembered for.

Every woman is a special part of nature.

Your inner strength shields you, directing your path; It overflows and oozes forth to shine a bright light as an example for others.

Keep shining and remember that it’s your time to shine. Shine with hope, even as you struggle to hug your secrets within and carefully guard your choices. Celebrate your womanhood everyday wrapped in absolute faith….. teaming only with the purpose-driven.

Honour this gift that is only a woman’s – her superb nature.

This post is dedicated to the faithified woman.

Stay Faithified!

 Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah ‘s Apostle said,

 “Treat women nicely, for a women is created from a rib, and the most curved portion of the rib is its upper portion, so, if you should try to straighten it, it will break, but if you leave it as it is, it will remain crooked. So treat women nicely.”

 [Found in The Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 55: Prophets, Number 548]

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