Confidence is when you are comfortable in your own skin. When you know your worth and shortcomings, when you recognize your talents and weaknesses and you accept yourself as you are. When you are happy with how the Creator created you and where He planted you. When you are not comparing yourself to others and neither are you in a perpetual race against everyone else.
Here are a few reflections, or musings or advise I want to give to homeschooling mothers and mothers in general, as a long time homeschooling mother. 1. DO NOT COMPARE YOURSELF TO ANYONE. I wanted to write this one at the end, but then I decided to write it in the beginning, so even if … Continue reading Reflections On Homeschooling And Life In General
I recently heard about a man who was wrongly accused of sexual assault, spent many years behind bars, eventually was proved innocent, but ended up killing himself as he couldn't bear to live in the shadow of his past. Yusuf AS was also wrongly accused of sexual assault, spent years in the prison, was proved … Continue reading Lessons for those who ask
We are supposed to recognize our own gifts. We are supposed to discover our own talents, our skills, our strong points. And we are supposed to use these bounties of Allah in the service of His creation.
But in this ayaah Allah is telling us the correct balance between the two extremes. He is telling us His way, His definition of the right path, His definition of "al Birr" - the good deeds.
If you see a person who has a bucket of paint thrown over them, what is the first thing you will notice about him? Will you notice his face, his clothes or any other detail about him first? Or will the first thing you will notice is that this person is drenched in paint?
My sister-in-law took the black dress off the shelf. "It’s perfect!" she breathed. "Perfect" is what I also thought about it. I had already liked that dress for myself and I wanted it. So I just showed her a few more dresses, stressing that they were superior to the black one she had chosen. She … Continue reading Filters can be misleading