Friday, June 18, 2010

Inner distractions and solutions

Apparently it's not just the surroundings adding "noise" to my life, but all this clattering inside my head. The brain has no off switch and no remote for changing the channel. When I get it stuck on one useless yet distracting item, there seems to be no means of moving it along to something else. For instance, this week I'm on a self-esteem crisis. The brain has decided to give me a constant onslaught of listing my flaws. Repeated in sequence over and over. I have too, too, too many other things to focus on than this, but here I am, sleepless, mulling over the imperfect me.

I'll go back to the tried and true... memories that take me somewhere happy.

* Meme's house
* My first puppy
* The births of my children
* Sitting underground in a cave
* Praying in Madinah

* My 3-year-old's giggle
* Ocean waves
* Singing with my sister
* The birds at fajr

* Right after a rain
* Wild roses
* Ma's homemade chocolate chip cookies
* Fallen leaves

* The sheets on my bed
* Baby hair
* Lying on moss
* My back snuggled against my Great-grandma Sue's back when I used to sleep by her
* Sitting on a horse

* Hootie balls made by my Ma
* Snow
* Yeast-and-butter popcorn like Phoebe makes it
* Boba tea


  1. Great blog Amina. I'm glad you have joined the blogging world as well. My aunt told me that I needed to think of some happy thoughts where I could go when I was having a hard time. I had a hard time thinking of some, but this post gave me some too. Thank you!

  2. Oh. I also wanted to say I am so honored to have made your happy list :) Very flattered! Thank you! I can cook something after all ;)

  3. Your popcorn rocks, Phoebe. :)