#airplanemode

11th floor.

Everything else below seemed small.

And so too are these you are carrying.

All your doubts, worries, insecurities, uncertainties, ongoing struggles.

You are exactly who you are

Just human

Ever so struggling

Always far from perfect

And so is your life

But no matter what

Keep in mind

That there’s always a bigger perspective

There’s a bigger world out there

While everything that may concern you is valid

Not everything that is valid need to be dwelled upon

Drowning and sinking deeper

Is not a healthy way to live

Therefore embrace the fact of the matter of your life in this world

Temporary it is

Remember

His Promises

Of the everlasting abode

That is

Waiting.

When your mind is super-clouded and overwhelmed, #airplanemode

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How amazing and beautiful would it be

To fall in love with a man
Through his words
Not flowery fluff make-any-woman melt kind of words
But words of deep and long thought
Words that signal of intellect, maturity, his heart
Words that direct toward the signs of the world that He has created- signs of reminders, beauty
More than attractive physical looks, may I fall in love with a man of breathtakingly beautiful mind and heart who centers his life on God❤

Nature, anytime.

There’s something calming, exciting yet scary about the outdoors. I know Coney Island(where I went) isn’t close to the adventure like the Survivor reality series or even the TV series Lost but I can’t help but be reminded of it. 

Honestly, there’s nothing like looking up to towering greeneries, some more pretty than others, the clear, vast skies in the background and a trail upfront. Gotta love the first picture as I feel it speaks of beauty and life. Also, the feeling that you are such a small being among His other majestic creations is truly humbling. 

I’ve come to the realization that at times, we need to be away from our usual daily routine to refresh and reignite our senses by being with nature. A reason for adventurous nature getaways! Need not necessarily be holidays, if possible then great. If not, explore your own birth land. Surely there has to be something. After all, aren’t we all living under the same blanket of sky of Allah swt? Means there’s beauty everywhere. We just need to open our eyes and hearts to see and appreciate. May He make us among those who are eternally grateful and who chooses, time and time again to see the good and beautiful.

​”You’re too pretty to be single!”

“You’re too pretty to be single! Are you sure you’re single?”
A comment made on a sister’s instagram photo and caption about embracing singlehood while awaiting the right person to make their presence.

Reminds me of a similar remark I personally encountered with a colleague. Funny how I didn’t manage to say anything when the remark was made.

From my perspective, this person is indirectly implying that pretty girls should be attached. In other words, attractive people should be with someone.

I disagree to a person who perceives another person’s physical beauty as equitable to her value of being in a romantic relationship with a man. Will you ever hear you’re too smart to be single? You’re too kind to be single? I don’t mean to compare but I feel society has always deemed pretty, or rather physical attractiveness, as a sure ticket to the good things in life, including a partner.

Then what about the other girls who are not your typical society-deemed “pretty”? Not the fair-skin, big eyes, perfect teeth and the list goes on kind of pretty?
Are they not as equally worthy of being loved as well?
I believe we ladies, don’t realise or forget that, we are enough. Enough in the sense that, even though we have plenty of room for improvements in ourselves, we are lovable enough. We don’t need to be pretty enough, smart enough, rich enough, whatever. Because if you’re gonna engage in social comparison that way all the time, you’ll never be happy. And we all want to be happy right? So let’s learn everyday, to love, respect and embrace our unique qualities and idiosyncracies, to forgive ourselves for the times we fall short and to keep motivating ourselves to try again, work harder, be better, grow stronger. May we always strive to be attractive in the sight of God first ❤

I believe we live in a beauty culture that magnifies on perfection and precision(e.g. popular and ‘gorgeous’ photos all over social media etc.). So in the case of poor lighting, no makeup, unstrategic angles, are you able to accept and like yourself then? Do you love yourself enough to accept your flaws and less-than-perfect moments and still think you’re worthy and beautiful?

It’s one thing to want to have a nice picture. It’s another to obsess over getting the one best picture. Well, what beauty standards are we trying to live up to? 

Whatever that we potray to the world.. it is essentially, for show. But you know yourself best. May we be better looking in person and be good looking and beautiful because our hearts and souls are beautiful and content ameen. May we always be beautiful to our Creator, who created us in the best of forms.