‘You are running through a field with white flowers in it, Your pigtails fly behind you and you feel the gentle breeze as you run as fast as you can. You hear your sisters running behind you screaming, “Shafeena, Shafeenaaaaaa “ and you stop at the tree and shout “ I WON, I am the QUEEN of the day” ‘
This was the mental image I meditated on, in my yoga today. It was a wonderful picture indeed. It was one where I missed being a child, carefree and excited. Where my sisters were playmates and we were laughter embodied.
Now that I have kids my own, I take pleasure in their childhood. Azaan’s laughter and curiosity, his mischief as he pulls his twin’s hair every chance he gets. My daughter Ayat’s excitement when she reaches for me, and her laughter when I throw her up in the air. Ayaan’s quick wit and his incredible love for his baby sister and brother, and how he hasn’t a care in the world no matter what he does.
I love how free of self-consciousness he still is. He is bold and enough and confident enough to break out into a jig in the middle of a crowded store with people watching and to look straight at them and smile. And that is exactly what he did it today.
It was embarrassing for about 30 second as people stared and then I was smiling and taking pictures because I truly could not believe this was the bashful son of mine who wouldn’t talk to anyone he didn’t know a year ago.
Life is good, it is happy, and it is wonderful. Alhamdulillah (all thanks and grace to the almighty)
It is with heavy heart that I finish this post today with thoughts about the millions that are rendered homeless in Philippines by the Typhoon Haiyan. It makes us realize how blessed we are, and how thankful we need to be to the one and the only that has made our lives this easy.
My company supports the World Food Programme to provide food to those in dire need of them in Philippines. You can support too by sending them a donation on https://www.wfp.org/donate/typhoon
Until the storm passes and the sun shines again