Eid by the Sea

I hope it's not too late to wish you guys Eid Mubarak :) This is where I spent most of my Eid holiday. By the beach, alhamdulillah.

My ideal holiday destination is usually the beach or anywhere close to nature is because that is where I feel at peace. We live in a beautiful world but at such a crazy time. When I see my newsfeed I feel like a child who is watching her parents in a really bad argument; helpless but very much emotionally affected and disturbed by what's going on. (Remember to pray for Egypt, Syria and basically the whole world.)

Every now and then I like to escape and clear my thoughts. And the beach does that for me.

"God works through a rested mind and opened heart." - Iyanla Vanzant

I miss living 10 minutes away from the beach like I used to when I was in Dunedin. Simple things like going for a run by the beach was very uplifting for me. 

We found a baby turtle but we didn't take it out of the water to take a photo of it. Most times it's best to let nature be.

Fragrant flowers from a fruit tree by the beach. 

And while I sigh at the fact that my holiday is over, I know there are people out there who are facing a very difficult time. Like I said, we live in a beautiful world but at a crazy time. As I look at the carnage from afar with a sick feeling in my stomach I try my best to be hopeful and pray for the best.

As Ghandi said,

"When every hope is gone, 'when helpers fail and comforts flee,' I find that help arrives somehow, from I know not where. Supplication, worship, prayer are no superstition; they are acts more real than the acts of eating, drinking, sitting or walking. It is no exaggeration to say that they alone are real, all else is unreal."

“O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” {Surah Al-Baqarah 2 : 153}


Fida Islaih said…
Thanks for the beautiful beach pictures and the reminders (:
Anonymous said…
I like it the way you put it, " We live in a beautiful world at a crazy time"

and can't agree less.