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Faith in Humanity

A few months back, my baby sister had written about faith in humanity due to a touching experience that had happened to our brother. I got reminded of this story recently when something very similar occurred at first hand and I felt it was essential to share it with all of you so we don’t keep losing hope in humanity. 

In today’s world, faith in humanity seems very hard to come by.. Lately the world just feels like pure chaos. Every other morning you hear about shootings, killings, rape, illnesses, disease and wars against ‘terror.’ It is funny we have become so accustomed to the word terrorism that nowhere seems safe (except maybe Antarctica). The whole earth feels like it is hurting, even nature itself seems sad. We walk around conscious of who we are, who we will be identified as – Whether it is based on skin color, a religious symbol or just a name that can give away a little too much.. But amongst all, this someone found a wallet and inside that wallet a picture of an Arab man with the name ‘Ahmad’ (that Arab man being my brother) and an address. This someone didn’t owe it to Ahmad to return his wallet, this someone could have just left it or even stolen it, but most of all, this someone could have at least identified themselves to get a pat on the back, some gratitude, some attention. But this someone didn’t care for all that nonsense. There was one intention this amazing individual was focused on and that was to do the right thing.

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An Open World Begins With An Open Mind

We are all inherently connected in this world, whether it is from our individual make up or simply being creations who share the same infinite space and resources to survive. Yesterday, I came across a video that truly touched my heart (yep, I cried! Not surprising as Disney cartoons still get me to this day).

To get back to the video.. A random group of people were asked to name countries or nationalities that they don’t particularly get along with or like. Everyone spoke up freely and many had strong point of views. They were then asked to spit into a test tube for their composition to be analyzed via DNA testing. The results were phenomenal. It showed that most of our genetic make up originates from a melting pot of different areas and continents. For some, it was even the races they truly disliked (I am not going to use hate as it is too strong an emotion). Ironically, two of the individuals in the group even turned out to be related!

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Wrinkled Wisdom

Lately, I have found myself at crossroads with too many BIG decisions weighing me down. I am not referring to our daily no-brainer decisions, such as, what to wear or what to eat or how to spend our week-end (or nowadays what filter to use on social media).

What I am talking about are the BIG decisions that no one ever truly prepares us for in life. I mean I loved studying biology and mathematics at school (a nerd at heart) but don’t you think we should start prepping kids today on proper life skills? Tools to assess what type of career best suits them, how what they choose to study at university can truly influence 50 plus years of their life, how to maintain and keep good relationships, how to deal with loss and change, how to live well, take care of their health by cooking more, moving, finding what makes them happy, meditating, and the list goes on and on.

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The Magic of Vitamin L (ove)

In today’s time and age, I often wonder if we truly take a moment to stop and appreciate our loved ones. Be it family, friends, a partner, colleagues, and new acquaintances. Are we fully present when spending time with them? Are we clearly communicating? Are we being affectionate, loving, caring and attentive? Or are we becoming a breed of robots and machines that are connected 24/7 yet struggling with loneliness?

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Spread Love Wherever You Go

February 14 marks a special day all around the world where people spread love and warmth. For me it marks the birthday of my late brother, my greatest loss and simultaneously my greatest lesson… Life is short – Live, Laugh, Love – Live it to the fullest – Expect the unexpected – Take risks.

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The Most Powerful Weapon: Compassion

I look around me everyday and ask, ‘What is the point of life?’

Some of us are born with struggles from day one, some start struggling when they hit their teens, adulthood or become grey and old. Rarely, very few of us are fortunate to whizz through life with no worry whatsoever. However, the irony is they will most likely be complaining about some thing or another. Why? Because that is life and we don’t know any better.

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