Waves

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Emotions like waves come to the shore

With noise and fury that lessons gradually

Until they arrive at the shore line and there is a semblance of calm

Before another wave comes 

And so on

I feel these waves intensely

They bring me joy and

They bring me heartache

Sometimes the heartaches catch me by surprise

The rush of the wave is unexpected

But calm return eventually

And these waves of emotions

Continue to come to shore

As long as we love 

And as long as we live

 

June 18th, 2019

Changing times

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We are meant to create ours continuously 

Different periods of life bring different opportunities 

One needs to examine the road one’s on

 

Change can be unsettling but interesting 

It’s a necessity most of the time 

It’s the death of what has been

And the birth of what’s to come 

 

I’m going through a period of rebirth

Trying different clothes on for size

It may take me a while 

Till I find what I’m looking for

But I’m on the path

Taking a good look around

 

June 12th, 2019

Milestones

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Milestones need to be marked

Achievements need to be acknowledged

Successes need to be celebrated

Why?

To recognize the effort, the dedication and the perseverance

That has gone into achieving a goal

Reaching a long term goal requires vision, action and persistence

There are road blocks on the way

There are unpaved roads one must travel

There are storms that one must face

One may come to the edge of the abyss of giving up

One may travel the road of despair

It’s a choice to persevere

And after all that

One needs to celebrate

Not only the accomplishments

But also the qualities one has developed along the way

June 6th 2019
Graduation of Natalie and Natasha

Courage

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Courage comes in many forms

Courage to endure

Courage to stand for one’s principles 

Courage to stand out

Courage to be an agent of change

Courage to explore and try something new

Courage to be vulnerable

Courage can be in telling the truth when it’s not convenient 

Courage can be in speaking up for those who can’t

 

May 28th, 2019

Mothers

 

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Motherhood

The best school in life

The lessons we learn are invaluable

Motherhood

Not always easy

But it changes us

In ways that are unimaginable

Motherhood

Commitment to our little ones

Putting their needs first

Motherhood

Teaches us lessons in

Perseverance and patience

Motherhood

Work that is often not recognized

Motherhood

More than attending to the 

Physical needs of the child

Motherhood

Our chance to train the next generation

Our children

Young plants that need to be tended

Our children

We’re instrumental in their future

Our children

The fruit of our lives

Our children

Should not be on the sideline

Of our lives

We are the gardeners and they 

Are the fragrant flowers

May we all tend kindly our beautiful garden

Move through it

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When a negative thought comes to mind

Think of three positive ones

When you feel disappointed

Think of what you’re grateful for

When things don’t go your way

Remember you don’t always know best

When your are overwhelmed

Take a deep breath

Our days are full of ups and downs

We can’t be happy all the time

But we can be content

We can be calm

That’s in our own hands

Though somethings are not

Our attitude determines our point of view

Our point of view, how we feel

We can wallow in the valley of sadness

Or, we can move through it

May 10th, 2019

 

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Milad

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The story of courage

Seeking truth and looking for it everywhere

The story of curiosity

Trying to understand society and its development

The story of action

Not content with theoretical knowledge

The story of love

Love for one’s fellow man

Love for the Devine

The story of an ardent search

Unencumbered by tradition

The story of friendships

Transformative friendships

The story of sacrifice 

Not compromising one’s beliefs

The story of challenges 

Arriving one after another

The story of perseverance

In the face of trials

And finally the story of freedom

Freedom to be

Freedom to love

Freedom to serve one’s fellow man

Not needing to hide

The story of audacity of the 

Descendants of the Dawnbreakers

The story of Milad 

April 30th, 2019