In a G 11 history class, the teacher started world history class unit with the question: ” What do you know about Islam? ” The general consensus was that Muslims are terrorists and they conquerored using ‘the sword’. Both misconceptions affected me personally as i was a Muslim teen in the 80s. I can’t fault my peers at the time as they were parroting what the media wanted them to perceive. It was interesting to see the change in my peers’ behavior with me after that. That was, also, perhaps one of the first times when I encountered such hate at a young age. At the time, I didn’t think of it as traumatic, but it is a form of bullying, where ‘if you’re not like us, just leave’. Today, the platforms for bullying have extended to social media as well and are affecting our teens negatively. For some, it’s so bad, that they opt to committing suicide. My question, for those of you who have teens: ‘Are you close enough to your teen to help them overcome what’s happening to them? What are the steps you’d take?’
The best way to exercise is to do so with someone who will be encouraging, loving, and supportive. That way, your initiative for doing something ‘healthy’ will feel like fun rather than a chore. I love exercising in the sun, where its rays rejuvenate my ability to cope with a world that has taken things to extremes.
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Acrostic poem on Exercise!
For me, the best pet is a dog, more specifically, the GSD. It’s like raising a child with boundaries, discipline, and love. His greetings have the power to reduce stress and make me forget, at least for a moment, my worries. What I love most is that he protects my girls as they live together, away from home.
How a person carries themselve
The way a person carries themselves is a great indicator of their uniqueness. Their confidence shows in their stride, while their eyes give you access to their character and faith. A person’s walk can also create respect for personal space, show respect to others with a little bow, and show they need help with a slight limp. As for the eyes, their shine attracts others into conversations, open up side bars, give an opinion- without speaking-, and sparkle more when laugher is needed to help break the ice.
Appreciation and Acceptance
With the social media promoting pleasure, sexual, alcohol, and drugs, there seems to be a move away from appreciation of what one has; but rather, they look above their finances to the stars, who seem to have more. Is the more they have make them happy? Not according to their social media or the gossiping mongers! That leads people to reject their socio-eco-racial standing and wishing for more. Ambition is a great thing to have, as long as it doesn’t get poisoned by greed and envy. Unfortunately, with the way social media and marketing are set up, people are looking to achieve things easily without putting in the effort of hard work.
Appreciation and acceptance of what one has is missing in people, and their drive for self-improvement is stalled by their own need for pleasure and emulating others.
My preferred ability is patience. It helps keep me centered, calm, and listen; most times, anyway! I hate that I’m able to bottle up hurts without voicing them until I overload. That’s when my patience is a great boon and virtue that helps me overcome some difficulties.
I just wish I had a bit more time for self-reflection and writing.
I don’t believe in tattoos, and I don’t want any. Who wants to inflict pain on themselves willingly? The idea of feeling pain in itself is abhorrent to me, as I’ve experienced it before and after surgeries.
Have you gained/lost weight?
If I’ve lost weight, rare, then I’m happy. However, I’ll have gained it it, and it shows around my stomach. That area is very sensitive for me, as I’ve had 2 bowl obstruction surgeries, so no matter what I do, I’ll always have a tummy. The good thing about it though is that it shows that I enjoy life/food/ desserts. 😋