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It’s that time again 😀🎂😊🎉

Slamaat to my father on his 54th birthday (Allah shukr) 

He is the one man that I know, who will love me and my family unconditionally, he will never give up on me, he will always encourage me towards prayer and doing the right thing. He will fight with and for me, and nothing’s ever too much to ask of him. Till this day, we can have heart to hearts about life, prayer, God, soccer, weed and even break ups. We can roll together coz hes cool like that. 

I often get asked who is my favourite soccer player of all times… no guessing lol, because it’s him! 

My father, like any human being is flawed. But if anybody knows him and has seen the journey he’s been on… there’s no way they can ever say or doubt that he’s come along way in his faith. 

Dad, my wish for you, as always , is for the almighty to keep you steadfast on your deen. May his favour, mercy, Rahma, noor and wisdom be upon you always. May you continue to grow in your faith, learning to read Arabic and the Quran inshallah Aaameen 

We are blessed to have you dad and if ever Allah the Allah blesses me with a life-time partner, I pray that he has the quality and love for the deen as you have.

Whilst birthdays aren’t your thing. I hope you have a super amazing day. Love you OG

♥️and 🌈from just an ordinary daughter 

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Daily affirmation challenge #7

Today I forgive myself.

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I forgive myself for the mistakes made, the situations I could have handled better. I the hurts I may have caused and for my flaws.

I am human. And these things are bound to happen. Before I can forgive others, I’m starting with forgiving with myself. 

❤️and 🌈from just an ordinary girl 

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Daily affirmation challenge #6

The power is within me. I am courageous. 

Today, I affirm that I am a medium through which love and light flow…even in dark situations, situations of hurt and pain. 

I radiate peace, love and positive vibes. 

I can and I will. You can and you will too.

❤️and 🌈 from just an ordinary girl 

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The Issa birthliuoyday boyyyy: 21st edition 

My brother is living proof that unconditional love exists. He is the one person that I can hate, love, fight with and defend all at the same time. 🙄🙈he drives me batty!

But, today he celebrates his 21st birthday and I felt obliged to write a small tribute to him.

Issy, 21 years ago you came into this world…this absolutely adorable little boy, arriving home in his lime coloureds clothes, white as snow and black black hair if I remember correctly… but then? You turned into the thorn amongst the 🥀👿

Growing up with you was so much fun. You being the only boy in the house at the time, and being the baby…aaah pure bliss. 😈

I’ve watched you grow and do all the things boy’s do. And then, when you got older, I started worrying because school started being a struggle for you. 

Fast forward a few years later… and you stand as an extremely talented 👨‍🍳 chef! You will never know just how proud I am of you. It hardly shows at times because 5seconds after I commend you, you make me regret saying every nice thing I’ve ever said to you… what can I say, sigh sibling love. 😏

Whilst I feel you still have TONS of growing up to do ( I wouldn’t be deemed a true older sister if I didn’t through shade) know that I am extremely proud of all your achievements despite some of the battles you’ve faced.

And on this day, I wish you nothing more that all the success in the world. I make dua that you continue working hard and striving towards your dreams. I make dua that you never forget your creator, family and friends who have always been there for you. May Allah’s mercy, bountiful blessings and favour be upon you always. May Allah protect from the viciousness out there and may he calm your heart through every ordeal you may face, inshallah aaameen.

Happy 21st birthday boytjie. It’s time for you to grow up now and start making your bed hehehehehe (more shade) 

Love you tons smilo 

Love, light and some shade from just an ordinary big sis.

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Daily affirmation challenge #5

Today I am free. 

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Free from the chains of negativity, from the fences of the slavery of my own mind. 

I am free from the burdens and stresses of life.

Today I am free from worry of the thoughts of others. 

I am free.

Happy Friday your’ll

Love and light from just an ordinary girl 

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Daily affirmation challenge #4

We are all flawed. And no person should make you feel bad about it… lf they can’t accept you at your worst, they sure as hell don’t deserve you at your best! 

I deserve love. Compassion and empathy. 

Love and light always, from just an ordinary game-changing girl 

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Daily Affirmation challenge #1

My support structure ( God , family and friends) are a constant. They accept me as I am and encourage me to be me. I am blessed.

What’s yours? Spread it, let’s hear these affirmations. The world is in need of some positivity.

Love and light from just an ordinary girl 

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I think it will all be okay. 

There is no greater confidence than knowing that you have a solid support structure; God, family, friends ❤️

Isn’t it amazing how God works? We may never understand his plan but I’ve learnt that it always works out. 

So Friday night I went through something very emotional. Something that’s going to take a while to get used to or to get over. Something that makes me feel robbed but at the same time, makes me beat myself up for a million reasons, because I feel so shitty. 

But, even through this ordeal, there’s no way that I can ever be blinded to the blessings that God continue’s to remind me of.

I don’t think that it was a coincidence that I had just watched Girls Trip before this took place or that I got to see one of my besties kids who, the moment they saw me, embraced me and couldn’t ask me questions fast enough ( aaah I love kids) or even that one of my other besties is going through something worse and at the very same time, happened to be chatting with me too. I couldn’t be blinded to the fact that yesterday, my plans deviated and I ended up on the beach with my cousins, a friend and her kids and we literally just soaked up the peace and serenity. I also don’t think the conversation with one of the realist people I know ( my mother) happened. 

Now the meaning of the events that occurred above may not make sense at this point, but let’s break it down. 

The movie: Girls trip, is all about reminding ourselves of our purpose and highlighting the importance of having the right people in your corner. The movie focuses on a group of friends that reunite after years without seeing each other. They go through a series of events that reveal some of the struggles they’re all facing. They eventually find themselves and their purposes and it all works out.

I was forced to sit and think about my purpose, forced to be grateful for the people behind me and forced to look within myself and see exactly how and what I could have done differently, and now? I take all of that and start working on growing myself, righting my wrongs and working on being a better me.

Seeing my friends kids… if you know me, you know I adore kids. But I think my number 1 emotional need of feeling appreciated was fulfilled. These kids, and I can never fathom why, reciprocate my love and for some reason, feeling their tight hugs and seeing their smiles made something in me feel like it’s all going to be alright. Research suggests that a human being’s greatest emotional need, is to feel appreciated , I think me and research are on the same page (: 

When somebody goes through something worse than you, you tend to relook at your situation and you realize that it could be sooo much worse. One of the strongest people I know is also going through something that’s really not cool. Looking at how she handles her situation gives me a ray of hope that I can and will find my strength. Big ups to you G, there’s no prouder friend than I. We’re going to be okay ❤️

And then, seeing Gods work. We really underestimate what just chilling on the beach and watching waves can do. It was absolutely beautiful and I was reminded that God is present and his creation is beyond beautiful. I know he’s working on me (; 

Today, I got to see my mentee, God I am blessed. She couldn’t tell me fast enough about the events of her holiday. She literally spoke my ear off but just being with her , even with me feeling broken and all, calmed my heart. I don’t know if it was her innocence, her being grateful for the littlest of things or if it was how she aspires to do great things with her life… but I felt liberated after spending time with her.

So I felt obliged to share this with you. Work on earning yourself an excellent support structure, whilst having this won’t guarantee no heart Ache or drama or challenge, it does help you get through and face each challenge with a certain type of confidence.

There’s always a lesson to be learnt and something to be grateful for, with every experience or encounter. Remember this always.

May peace, happiness and contentment be the order the week to come. 
❤️ and 🌈 from just an ordinary, shitty person trying to be better🙏🏼