The daily chronicle of my family as we embark on our quest to relocate from New York to Cairo... the impending journey to get there and the daily lives of myself, my husband and our four children... and other random thoughts while living in Cairo!

Looking to make contact with other Muslimahs who are like myself with small children living or will be living in a foreign country.

I invite you to share the experience with us as we try to make this happen!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Where I would be right now...

I was just chatting with a girlfriend on-line and we were talking about where we would be right now if we weren't married with children... we laughed about the many places we have each visited in our lives so I thought I'd share where I feel I would be right now and what I'd be doing... kicking back, relaxing on a nice black sand beach... just the sounds of the ocean and my Khalil Gibran book- some of his many passages listed here:

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.

Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atom.

The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God.

The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

As usual... wow.... now take time to reflect........... he's definitely my favorite!


American Muslima Writer said...

Masha'Allah that sounds soo peaceful. Hmm I'll think about it for a few days :)

Umm Travis said...

You're it!

Empress Anisa said...

American Muslima- sounds beautiful, right? Yes, being the time of season, I would have definitely been on vacation right now (before my reversion) but I was never one for crowds when vactioning so a nice quiet resort was the way to go!
It's been on my mind to organize a family Muslim cruise so entire families could be together (ya know how the hubbys are always working) but time didn't permit... now that would be nice!
Oh, and I forgot to say- Welcome to my space!

hijabee said...

I would love to be anywhere but at work right now grrrrrrrrrrr. Beautiful quotes, I love Khalil Gibran :)