East Meets West.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Arthur Schopenhauer  (via thelittlephilosopher)
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson  (via elige)

HE GETS IT.

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
 Darren Hardy (The Compound Effect)
As daunting financial pressures force newspapers around the country to shut down or severely trim staff and budgets, a new model has emerged in many communities in which college journalism students increasingly make up for the lack of in-depth coverage by local papers.

I really hate when intelligent women try to act “ratchet” or straight up bitchy to “fit in”. wtf

lifeisliterallylimited:

A teacher has saved the life of a seriously ill pupil by giving her one of his kidneys.
Ray Coe, 53, stepped in to rescue Alya Ahmed Ali, 13, after learning she was desperate for a donor.
Ayla, from Stratford, east London, suffered from renal failure. She also has hydrocephalus - water on the brain - which has resulted in her having severe learning difficulties.
Her worried mother told Mr Coe during the summer term last year that Ayla would be absent from school as she had to have kidney dialysis.
Concerned, Mr Coe, a special educational needs co-ordinator, asked what he could do to help her.
'I said “Can I put my name down as a donor?” I knew what being a donor meant and I knew there was a possibility it could go ahead and I knew the implications. I knew exactly what I was doing.
'There is a verse in the bible that says something like: “Maybe you were born for such a time as this”. It just clicked and I knew then that it was right.
'When we told Alya, she just gave me a big squeeze and her face lit up. It brings tears to my eyes whenever I think of that.'

lifeisliterallylimited:

A teacher has saved the life of a seriously ill pupil by giving her one of his kidneys.

Ray Coe, 53, stepped in to rescue Alya Ahmed Ali, 13, after learning she was desperate for a donor.

Ayla, from Stratford, east London, suffered from renal failure. She also has hydrocephalus - water on the brain - which has resulted in her having severe learning difficulties.

Her worried mother told Mr Coe during the summer term last year that Ayla would be absent from school as she had to have kidney dialysis.

Concerned, Mr Coe, a special educational needs co-ordinator, asked what he could do to help her.

'I said “Can I put my name down as a donor?” I knew what being a donor meant and I knew there was a possibility it could go ahead and I knew the implications. I knew exactly what I was doing.

'There is a verse in the bible that says something like: “Maybe you were born for such a time as this”. It just clicked and I knew then that it was right.

'When we told Alya, she just gave me a big squeeze and her face lit up. It brings tears to my eyes whenever I think of that.'

Resisting drowning my sorrows in chocolate and cheese.

A little prayer for the strugglers (I’m with you):

The Prophet (sa) would say every morning and evening, “Allah, I seek solace in you from hamm and hazn.”

Hamm means things we’ve experienced in the past that sadden and worry us. Hazin are things in the future that scare us and sadden us. Allah is al-Qadīr and al-Rahīm.

May Allah lift the hamm and hazin from us, relieve our burdens and grant us the faith to soar above dark times. Stay strong and know that there are others going through what you are going through, even Imams and activists. You are not alone!

With faith, worship and community, you can do it - with God’s help, you got this. “Indeed, Allah’s help is (constantly) close.”

Even though I don’t know you, consider my prayers as a crutch with you at every tear and sad feeling. My prayers are not strong - I’m in need of yours more. But everyone holding on to their faith amongst the rocky seas of life, I love you for the sake of Allah and I’m happy to share in the struggle with you. Have a great Sunday!

Suhaib Webb

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

The explanation of hamm and hazn just blew my mind. I’ve known that dua for years and loved it when I read the translation but now it means so much more. 

(via createdfromclay)

simplyvoguee:

I have seen the first photo a lot on tumblr and I thought I would tell you guys the story behind this house. Since I could remember this house has always been pink. It is a block away from my mothers job and my siblings and I were always amazed by it. A pink house in park slope. Beautiful.
Anyway the house was painted pink by a man who’s wife had lost her fight to breast cancer in honor of her. When he painted it pink as you could assume many people on the block were upset. Because it diminished the value property of the area.
The women in the first photo is Solange, Beyonce’s sister. I remember when she did the photoshoot there. My brother and I saw her on my way to see my mother and stopped to watch.
In the second photo is the house a week ago from today. Sadly the man died and the community took no time to repaint the house back to it’s original color which broke my heart.