Monday, October 25, 2010

How to be Happy

So Nikolett tagged me! Thank you, love! I will answer the questions soon!

Thank you all for your lovely comments. I need you to understand that I am such a daddy's girl so it was hard. It is all good now, though.

So I was thinking a while ago. I happen to do that, a lot. Mostly in the bathroom. Or while driving.

I was thinking of the person I would have liked to be,

  1. I wish I could have my favorite quote tattooed on me.
  2. I wish I had narrower hips.
  3. I wish I had clearer skin.
  4. I wish I was less of a troublesome person, I really wish my parents would believe that I am a responsible person.
  5. I wish I was more punctual.
  6. I wish I worked with the same people I work with now, only at a better place, because we all deserve better working conditions.
  7. I wish I could take time off and go backpacking around Europe.
  8. I wish my parents would let me do that.
  9. I wish I would stop procrastinating. Because it's about time that I do.
  10. I wish I had the words to explain things that I can't explain.
  11. I wish I can see my grandfather again, because I have so much to tell him. SO MUCH!!

But then, I think again, I think again and I am thankful for all the things I am not.

  1. I can't have a tattoo because my faith doesn't allow it. And I am thankful I have enough faith to not get a tattoo
  2. My hips are awesome. They are. I have curves, like any other North African woman.
  3. My skin is well, my skin is okay.
  4. My parents think I am irresponsible because they love me and I am their eldest and I sometimes act like a 16 year old. And they have to tell me off. And it's humbling. It's a reminder, that I will always be their little girl. They brought me into this world, and for that I am thankful.
  5. At least I acknowledge the fact that I need to be more punctual!
  6. I have a job, I work with great people! And that could be the only reason why I am still working where I am working. At the government, putting up with the bureaucracy, and the backwardness of it all.
  7. I have so much to look forward to in my life. I am yet to go backpacking.
  8. My parents actually care.
  9. I have things to do, and when I cross something off of that to-do list, it feels so good!! SO GOOD!
  10. I have other ways of communication. A smile, a look, a touch. I am thankful for all my five senses.
  11. I know my grandfather is watching over me. I know he knows. I know he's smiling now. I know it. And he is proud of me.


sfd said...

It's amazing how often we need to remind ourselves of all the good things we have, I think we should all write this kind of list at least once a day :) I can never, ever express through words what I would like to say, maybe that's why I love drawing so much, I find it so much easier to tell my stories through my silly illustrations, maybe you should try the same, it's fun :D

Menna Tarek said...

at least make it to Ras Shitan with us this Eid?
I love you!

Dinah. said...

This is HAPPY .. And comforting ..
Stay always that awesome inside out. I believe we have the world within us. All of the world and how we see it :)

Steve Julian said...

Wishing is not as good as being. I like that.

robyn adams said...

10. I have other ways of communication. A smile, a look, a touch. I am thankful for all my five senses.

Oh God, Gratitude is important! Good Job, you seem like a great person.

Anonymous said...

This is inspiring. I love it!!
I love your soul!!


Ria said...

Thats a beautiful post. Loved the way u hav written it, so optimistic.

Rhianne said...

I love how you've turned this around to something to be happy with - its always great realising what you do have.

I'm sorry about your friend and the argument with your dad love (I'm catching up) but I hope you are ok now x

Winnie said...

Definitely very inspirational. I really love how you turned everything into a positive!

SeifAllah Rabie said...

I don't think you should put on your wish list to be treated as a responsible person, because you're not!!!:)

Just kidding, enjoyed going through your blog, nice stuff. Hope all is good on your side and everything