A funny thing happened a few days ago on eid day(I dont mean haha funny). I was volunteering at my local masjid and i became in charge of organizing and enforcing parking. And i say organize beacuse the city of Dearborn gave us permission to block off a whole street and convert it into a makeshift parking lot When i got there at 7 O'Clock( Yup that early!) i met with an officer who was assigned in delivering the barricades and controlling traffic at the main street. After we filled the street with cars he asked if any one parked on the grass and i told him that someone did even though i told him not to. Thats when i said "you know how it is there is ways hat one person who dosent listen" and he replied " No there will be alot more because your young and you dont know any better". Thats when i said im working on that and started talking about DMH but prayer started so i had to run but i think he understood the idea.
Alright... here i go...First in order to change the community one needs to change his self. i heard or read that somewhere (prolly the quran but not 100% sure). And since i'm still conflicted my plan will be premature at best but here i go anyway...
My mission or goal is to obliterate these walls that exist in my community. i mean it feels like everyone just dosent honestly care cuz "it's not my problem".it could be between different races or different ages or different languages there is an infinite amount of variables that people don't try to overcome... it feel's like we are disconnected..it's realy frustrating.
I wish to change this division cuz i have among my own family and it just becomes real personal.
if the what was so frustrating for me to just try and to explain it imagine the how...i cant even come up with anything that would help my family let alone my community, heck i might even be fueling these divisions without even realizing it.
As to the research i have done to search for a cure, i haven't but i feel like the only cure would be for every one in my family and community to be just as frustrated as i am.
This question is actually really interesting for myself, because intialy i thought it was my laziness. But after just sitting down and just thinking about the question, i realized its something even worse. My biggest problem is my LACK of self motivation, i realized this lack of motivation breeds my laziness. I realize that might have been obvious to some but i actually never thought of it in that perspective. And actually someone helped me realize this problem, and she deserves all of my gratitude (even though she hurt my feelings).
I know it may seem just finding out the problem shouldn't be too big of a deal but, thats not true. I have been trying to cure my laziness by sheer willpower in situations that demanded effort when i didn't feel like giving it. But that was only treating the symptoms not curing the problem,it was a temporary solution. And when a new problem showed up id have to try even harder than the last time just to do it.
But now i know i need to stop doing that and look for something to ignite my inner flames instead of someone else doing it for me.
The best and possibly only cure for lack of motivation is simple but difficult, search for and find out what motivates you. in order to do that i need go look for IT, i cannot wait for IT to come find me cuz it wont.
Hello every one sorry for the long break i was on hiatus XD. SO lets jump back into the camping experience. i loved camping!! it was extreamly fun. From playing volleyball all day to that strange interpertaion of dodgeball lol. If i had any regrets it prolly would've been to bring a bigger pillow. but aside from the fun it was a learning experience as well after witnessing (that is all i did) ameerah take care of a an elderly lady who was completely out of line and just getting to know our little family a bit more. To clarify the situation with Ameerah and the old lady, on or way camping we stopped at a walmart in order to buy a grill so to kill time we played with a CLOTH frisbee in the parking lot. and the lady in question went overboard in asking us to play away from her car but ameerah handled it really respectably and it resulted in oth sides hugging awwwwww [()]
As for kyaking Twas an intresting experince. Would i do it again? prolly did i enjoy it? Mostly Was i dissappointed? only slightly Why? bcuz i won the race back and didnt get a prize:(
In other news...?
Ramadan has been a blast hamdiallah i just feel this uncanny serenity fall upon me during this blessed month. (no sarcasm). Four days flew bye and i still feel like its day 1. I have a good feeling about this month so inshallah it transfers towards our indegogo campaighn. i Am currently tryng to convice my dad for mic time at our masjid but that is eaiser said than done so ill blog about my sucess or failure when it happens but till then i wont give up(y)...pray for me...
Before, i begin for all those who asked yes we did make to the park, my dad wouldn't give up so we went around asking people if there was a park nearby and eventually we found it (y)!
Okay in yesterday's conference call some one proposed a good question essentially the question asked what separates us as individuals? what makes you you?
I answered with choices because i belive that the choicees one makes defines his character and personality thus defining himself. But someone countered with background influences and that got me thinking...
Plz comment im interested in your replies.
Okay yesterday was a really funny day. My dad decided to take our family to a park. So after we exit the freeway after two hours he tells us he doesn't know exactly WHERE it is. After a few seconds of hysteria, being in the 21st Century and all, my mom pulls out her smartphone and uses her GPS. Then she asks for the name of the place and my dad gave us a blank face as an answer, So here we are in Livingston county with no directions and no name to ask for directions, but my dad, being the stubborn immigriant he is, said "I believe its here and im gonna find it no matter what so go to sleep and dream about it till then". What made his statement all the more funny, was our last week meeting was about changing belief into action and my dad has that concept mastered, at least within himself.
Our last meeting (first meeting) was... enlightening. I signed up not knowing anything and actually i still dont know much, but i feel like im heading in the right direction in order to make a difference, and isnt that what adolescent all about?... being different? I cant honestly say im prepared for what i signed up for but that makes it all the more interesting:). But I do know doing nothing will only lead to nothing so im making my first move and that might be all it takes to send the the world spinning. I look forward to our next meeting im quite excited.