Loving the changes…

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I’m always so ready for the new season. Subhanallah, there is so much beauty in all of them.

The pictures were taken yesterday in Queen’s Park. It was our view from where my friend and I sat. We sat and talked and talked and talked some more. Well, I did all the talking and she did all the listening. She is great like that. She knows me inside out and does not mince her words when it comes to giving advice. Her nasiha (advice) is much appreciated by me even though to begin with I resist it. The thing is , she is happy to tell me what I don’t want to hear…She says it like it is.Reality check as its best 🙂

So yeah Ines. Stop moaning. Say Alhamdulilah for everything that you have. Look around and think of all those people who are worse off than you. Have patience. Don’t forget that what we want is not always what is best for us. Remember Allah constantly and He will remember you…ShukraAllah, Subhanallah, Alhamdulilah, Allahu Akbar…

Talking about changes…remember I was telling you guys about the weight watchers diet ( read it here). I did go for the first weighing and it wasn’t as bad as I anticipated but still quite a lot to do on that front. 2 stones to shift to be precise.

So the diet has changed. Welcome healthy , nutritious and natural foods. Bye junky, fast and yummy disgusting foods. Hello soups, salads and mediterranean diet. Get out of my life biscuits, cakes and oily foods.  I know I don’t sound to convincing but I am determined for this change to take place so I’ll keep you updated.

And if I’m hungry for food I’m even hungrier inside, spiritually. I have taken steps to build up and strengthen my iman.  Reading and listening to tafsir of Quran is helping me inmensely at the moment, alhamdulilah.

In a little while I’m off to the hairdressers to change my look. I did say it was an inside out change I was going to go through… Please my friends pray for me that I change for the best thus becoming closer to Allah, our creator.

Salaams y Hasta pronto,

Ines

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Success…

I can’t remember where or when I read …. “Knowledge  is taqwah and success is jannah” but ever since I read the quote often I have pondered…
No doubt I want both, taqwah and jannah 🙂 who wouldn’t… The thing is that it is such a struggle to achieve, to keep up the good work, to sustain the pace…
Iman is required to achieve anything of the sort but unfortunatelly it is not something you get by clicking your fingers. Right now, sadly, my iman is all over the place…Up one day , down the next…I’m quite tired of this state of going through the motions on automatic, astaghfirullah.
I know the first thing I need to do is get on the prayer mat and work on my salah, strenghen the link between myself and my creator. Make a move to disconnect from the dunya…
Inshallah next week is half term for me but not for the girls and it should be an opportunity to charge batteries, to reconnect spiritually.
I am going to take things easy and look after myself inside out inshallah.Also in a little while I’m off to weight watchers. Time to do something about my out of control weight gain… No, I won’t be reporting back on how much I weighed but I will be posting on progress as a way to keep myself motivated.

Things at work are great but I’ll tell you about it in the next post. Now is time to get ready to face the music… 😦 wish me luck and if you could remember me in your du’as … much appreciated Jazakhallah

Salaams and Hasta pronto,

Ines