A Step Poem

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I took Step One,
Began to moan
I can’t do this one
On my own.

I took Step Two,
Began to pray
Restore me God
Please now, today.

I took Step Three,
Gave up my will
Maybe God could
Love me still.

I took a Fourth,
I looked inside
Nothing more
Would I hide.

And on the Fifth,
I said aloud
I’ve done some wrong
And I’m not proud.

I took Step Six,
And got prepared
To lose the defects,
I was scared.

Now I’m at Seven,
Take them away
My God, for this
I do pray.

And on Eight,
The list was long
Amends to make
For all the wrongs.

I took Step Nine,
Put down my pride
Amends made,
I will not hide.

Step Ten I take,
Each day I pray
I make amends
Along the way.

And on Eleven,
I pray to know
Each day His Will,
Which way to go.

I take Step Twelve,
I’m like a bird
To others now,
I spread the word.

By: Anonymous

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Day #3 | Today, I’m Thankful For …

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I’ve been terribly busy over the past two weeks, so I haven’t been blogging more often which was something that I missed a lot !!

And now that I’m back to my favorite little place, I want to share some of the things that I’m thankful for today …

Today, I’m thankful for …

    Losing some of my inhibitions

    The sincere laughters and SMILEs I had today πŸ™‚

    And last but not least, turning back to my blog after stopping for more than two weeks ^_^

So, what are you thankful for today? πŸ™‚
Parry

Day #2 | Today, I’m Thankful For …

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Many wonderful things happened to me today that only made my SMILE grow wider – even when my shoe was killing my left foot slowly through the day πŸ˜€ LOL

    My family’s support and unconditional love that give me strength to move on.

    My fiancΓ© and his trails to help me get over one of my ancient problems.

    Spending sometime with my dear friends who I missed a lot through the past three weeks.

    Adding some new books to my Reading’s Waiting List … “I know I won’t be able to read them anytime soon, but just having them is a real bless” πŸ˜€

    Receiving a quite motivating feedback about my blog. It’s amazing how a simple line can make you feel good about what you’re doing and keeps pushing you to do your best whatever you’re up to πŸ™‚

    And last but not least, my brother who told me what’s the right preposition to use after the word “feedback” … I’m not good at word-preposition thing. Some help is highly appreciated πŸ˜€

Thanks ALLAH

Hope you’d find the time to figure out what you’re thankful for today πŸ™‚

Parry

Day #1 | Today, I’m Thankful For …

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Today, I’m thankful for two things:

    1. Being able to help someone in need.

It feels really great to be the one who can give and help. The one that people can rely on. The one who’s remembered in their prayers.

    2. Spending more amazing time with the people I love.

My life is so much better because I have them. They brighten my days πŸ™‚

Thanks ALLAH

So, what are you thankful for today? πŸ™‚

Peace & Love
Parry

Blog Awards – Round Two!

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Lately, I’ve been nominated by great and outstanding bloggers for many awards but I didn’t get the chance to reply them and accept their kind gestures properly which what I’m trying to do now πŸ™‚

    The Candle Lighter & One Lovely Blog Awards:

I’ve been nominated again for these awards by one of my favorite bloggers Rana Armoush … Rana’s blog is one that you won’t be able to stop yourself from taking a look at every possible time! Amazing writing and various interesting content. Sometimes I don’t find the words to describe it!! πŸ™‚
Thank you a lot Rana, I highly appreciate it πŸ™‚

And since there are no specific rules for to these two awards I’d love to cease the opportunity and nominate one of the best blogs I came across:

AMSdaily “ASPIRE. MOTIVATE. SUCCEED”

    Liebster Blog Award


Here it comes, another award nomination I recieved from my fellow blogger Ahmad Khalifa ~ Life In A Nutshell … Thank you a lot Ahmad πŸ™‚

Now here are the rules for this award:

    1. Thank the fellow blogger who nominated you. “DONE”
    2. List five blogs that has impacted your writing in a positive manner, by virtue of comments, posts, inspirations etc.
    3. Leave comments on those blogs letting them know of the nominations
    4. Post the award in your blog.
    5. Bask in the love of fellow bloggers and spread joy and inculcate good karma.

I’d love to forward this award to the following amazing bloggers who had the greatest impact on me and my writing style:

I’ll be posting comments on the nominees blogs to let them know about their nominations soon ..

Thanks again and congratulations to all πŸ™‚

Peace & Love
Parry

Today, I’m Thankful For …

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I wanted to have a new routine, one that’s useful and encourages me to go through my day happily. That’s why I decided to follow the steps of one of my FB friends. She used to have a daily status update called “Today I’m Thankful For …” where she shares with her friends something she’s thankful for having and ask them to share what they’re thankful for too.

Needless to say, the idea is so inspiring and has many benefits.

    First of all, it’s a way of thanking GOD for his numerous gifts for us.
    Second; it’s a way to look at the bright side of our life. Stress and problems tend to make us believe that life is so unfair and see everything looks black, but when we give ourselves the time to realize how blessed and fortunate we are, we create a positive and peaceful atmospher to help lifts our spirits when things go bad.
    And third; it gives us the chance to notice how many things we have that other people may be deprived from so that we feel how their life is hard and try to help them as much as we can.

So, starting from tomorrow, I’ll be sharing with you what I’m thankful for everytime I come across my computer. Feel free to leave a comment sharing what you’re thankful for, or make a post on your own blog and share with your followers what you’re thankful for … Let’s spread the idea and create a much thankful and grateful community, and end each of our days with a contented SMILE (=

Peace & Love
Parry

A Lesson Learned – Age Is What? Age Is Just A Useless Number!

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Six years ago I used to go for a daily early jog – ahem, that was before my awesome college took me away from doing my favorite routine – alone or with one of my neighbors. I was very familiar with the other joggers since I see them everyday but I didn’t get their names.

This day was no different, my neighbor and I was on our way to jog as usual and she wasn’t a fast jogger so I had to slow down a little to let her keep up with my steps. And before reaching the track that we use for jogging something different happened …

One of the old joggers was passing us by, I didn’t know his name or anything about him except that he jogs daily after dawn, finishes his round before I start mine at 6:30, and keeps exercising till he reaches his home. I couldn’t guess his age but I thought he’s retired and probably above 60.

Anyway, he noticed my neighbor and me walks a little slow so he started joking with us.
“Oh girls, you look like two old ladies talking about their hell of kids when you walk this way!” he started.
“Come on, hurry up a little. I don’t know what’s wrong with your generation, you keep acting like old people and you seem to lose your passion for life! And look at me, maybe I’m the same age as your grandfathers but I feel so young inside. Just live your age and enjoy it!” he finished talking giving us a warm smile and left to continue his daily exercising routine.

My neighbor and I were smiling during this brief moment and laughing from the way he said that we look like two old ladies and once he left us we went to jog like we’ve never done it before!

I was really impressed with this man. I used to watch him long time ago and wishing to be like him when I’m old. I loved how he loved life and tried to enjoy it and get the best of it without thinking that he’s too old to enjoy. I loved his stamina because compared to our generation he looked strong, full of life and had sparkling eyes that reflected his happiness and satisfaction of what he has and what he can do.

Since that day, I learned one of the most important lessons in my life:

A person’s age is just a useless number that only counts the number of years he/she has spent on earth. It has no significant importance unless we gave it one ourselves. It doesn’t matter if you’re 15 or 75, it doesn’t matter if your skin was smooth or if was wrinkled, it doesn’t matter if you still work or if you’re retired, because as long as you’re feeling young in the heart as long as you’re really young. As long as you’re willing to live your life to the fullest and enjoy it before it ends as long as you’ll do just that.

I learned not to care about my age like most girls and women do, I only try to live and make the best of my time, and I don’t hide it for the fear of getting old and admitting it. I say how old I’m with no hesitation and I believe that what constrains me is not this number, but my own mind instead.

Dear fellow jogger, thank you!

Parry El-Wahey Β© 2012

A Lesson Learned!

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Since I dedicated my blog to be about every manner concerning Life and People, I thought of starting a new series called “A Lesson Learned” about the lessons I’ve learned through life. Of course I didn’t learn them in a normal school, but rather in the greatest school ever that we call it “Life” …

I came across a lot of people in my life – some were strangers and some I perfectly knew – who taught me the most powerful and important lessons a person could ever learn.

I do believe that sharing experiences is one of the best ways to learn and I also believe in the distinct effect other people’s experiences have on us, so I’ll be posting soon about these experiences and I hope you enjoy reading them and wish you would find something new to add to your own knowledge and may them change your life even a little or a lot just as they changed mine πŸ™‚

Love & Peace
Parry