“I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.”—Jonathan Carroll (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
2. When someone tells you your hijab takes away your beauty, you must laugh. If your beauty is so fragile a mere scarf can take it away, why would you want it?
3. Talking over death is like stitching over a wound. At first it hurts, but then it starts to heal.
4. Going out to see a sad movie, even by yourself, is what you need sometimes.
5. In prayer, Allah reveals the deepest parts of you. The parts you forgot about, or put away in hiding.
6. The joy of a stranger calling you sister is worth a thousand times the joy of cute shorts or a pretty dress.
7. When you say it enough, Salaam Alaykum can sound like hello.
8. Ringing up friends is more important than sleep, or exams, or jobs when they are sad and alone.
9. Mama only wants what is best for you. Be patient. She was to you.
10. Spiritual talks until 4am are sometimes more than okay. They are important. And sometimes they keep you up for fajr.
11. Hearing Salaam on a bad day is as good as coming back to your hometown.
12. Words in people’s native languages are as close to jannah as we get in this world.
13.When you see your friends faces after a long drought of their company is enough to make you tell them you love them. You should tell them this more often.
14. You should tell the people you love, that you love. Sometimes we don’t get the chance. Don’t waste your own.
15. It’s okay to cry. It is love, it is. I have spent the last three years trying to get over her, not letting myself cry. When I did, I realised it did not make me weak, it made me human. And I was created to be human.
“It’s beautiful when you find someone that is in love with your mind. Someone that wants to undress you conscience and make love to your thoughts. Someone that wants to watch you slowly take down all the walls you’ve built up around your mind and let them inside.”—(via kushandwizdom)
"real life doesnt have trigger warnings" imagine supermarkets taking all of the allergy warnings off of all of the foods and then being like "sorry sweetie, welcome to the real world (:" when everyone started going into anaphylactic shock