Hello and Salaams!
This page had been revised and edited for inclusion in my brand new book, Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love, published by Beacon Books!
Peace and Love,
PS To help me on my journey to enoughism I will write down 3 things I am grateful for at the end of each post. These are:
- We managed a fantastic fundraiser for Al Khair school, Oldbury, yesterday at the amazing ‘Odara Women’s Spa’, I was so impressed and humbled by all the community work the managers, Aysha and Kiran do there. Their vision is beautiful and encompasses change for the whole community. MashaAllah (God has willed! An expression of appreciation) they are very inspirational and it was a pleasure to meet Aysha in person yesterday. It links beautifully to this post as a huge part of reducing stress is self-care and what better way to do it than treat oneself to a spa day, in the name of a good cause? As my lovely sister-in-law Mariam beautifully put it- Happy mama, Happy wife, Happy household :-).
- We had a wonderful session and have vowed to repeat it inshaAllah (God-Willing). This is something I’m very grateful for. To be able to create a regular opportunity to relax and enjoy each other’s company in a beautiful peaceful environment. Those of you who live in Birmingham I urge you to visit, the owners are very down-to-earth and admit there is a lot to be done yet to improve their services to take them to the next level of service, but I assure you, even now, you will not be disappointed!
- I’m grateful for reading and learning something new everyday. I’m currently reading a book called ‘The Bookworm’ by Lucy Mangan and I’m really enjoying the way she explores her childhood reading experience. I find myself grinning as she explains what a huge bookworm she was when she was younger as it is totally relatable to my own experiences. I’m grateful for this book for all the recommendations of fabulous children’s literature that I have realised my children have yet to discover.
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