Celebrate the little things that you fall for more often that you realize, these are the things that are worth your attention.
Count them, appreciate them and know that love comes in many ways, and sometimes its simplest form is what counts the most.
- Your mother’s unconditional love.
- Your morning coffee.
- The feeling after the first sip kicks in the caffeine.
- The smell of weather at 6 am.
- That winter breeze after long summer days.
- Your skin sensation after doing a skincare routine.
- That feeling that follows a good workout.
- Gatherings after being parted for a long while.
- Airport hugs.
- Morning hugs from your hubby.
- Walking your dog.
- Long fulfilling talks.
- The smell of freshly baked eatery.
- A good meal after hunger strikes.
- A sudden phone call from a long-distance friend.
- Finishing a good book.
- Having the time to enjoy your hobbies.
- Car rides with your favorite people.
- While listening to your favorite tunes.
- The sound of your favorite song on the radio.
- A good hair day.
- Sense of accomplishment.
- Finishing an assignment right before the deadline.
- Having breakfast by the Nile.
- Road trips.
- Attending your best friend’s wedding.
- Netflix and chill.
- Trying a new food, and liking it.
- Getting lost in a foreign city.
- Achieving a long-term goal.
- The smile of a new born baby.
- Seeing your loved one graduate.
- And witnessing them grow into the person they’re meant to become.
- Morning walk, hand in hand, with someone you love.
- Receiving a gift that you have casually mentioned wanting it.
- Buying someone a gift they have been looking for.
- And seeing them happy because of you.
- Helping someone get through a rough time.
- Managing to eat healthy.
- And the taste of junk food after a long diet.
- Doing a selfless deed.
- Reuniting with your pet after a long hectic day.
- A good night sleep.
- For not having to set an alarm.
- Buying a new notebook.
- Last day of exams.
- Family gatherings, and seeing them happy.
- Making your parents proud.
- Making YOURSELF proud.
- Having gratitude for all of the above.
You can be single on Valentine’s and still find a way, by yourself, to celebrate love. Choose a thing or two from above, that make you happy and do them. Because why celebrate one day a year, when everyday there are many things to be celebrated?
Israa Al-Ghareeb: A Story of Monstrosity and Cruelty
Israa Al-Ghareeb, a 21-year old Palestinian victim, victim of cruelty and injustice in a world who wrongfully views honor, a victim of cold blooded murder by her very own family members…
The incident provoked the entire Arab world who till this moment are still sharing her story and flooding the internet with the hashtag #كلنا_اسراء_غريب, and now everyone knows the case of this young lady and how she was killed over a family dispute.
Here is a Proof of ignorant & small minded individuals. #اسراء_غريب an innocent soul that was a victim of unnecessary violence.
Justice needs to take place & criminals should be PUNISHED.
IM DISGUSTED. pic.twitter.com/Zu2DVHWwo7
— H.K (@hadeer919) September 1, 2019
The Ghrayeb family dismiss the murder allegations, claiming Israa, 21, died of a heart attack
— Natasha Fatah (@NatashaFatah) September 2, 2019
— Palestine Alqadi (@ALQadiPAL) September 2, 2019
Here’s the story of Israa Al-Ghareeb, and what the action that must be taken.
Israa Al-Ghareeb is, well was, an aspiring makeup artist who recently she got engaged and one day she went out with her fiancé and her sister to get to know each other like any newly engaged couple, and to document the moment, the sister took a video of both Israa and her fiancé.
Hell let loose when the video was shared with Israa’s father and brothers by her cousin, filling their minds with lies and that Israa is dishonoring the family’s name. The lies that led her father and brothers to brutally hit her, causing her a fraction in her spine which lead to her hospitalization.
Later, her father and brothers came back and continued to hit her and one nurse was able to record the beating and her screaming for help. In the end, Israa got hit in the head which caused a heart attack and resulted in her death… a brutal one.
The ones who are supposed to protect, ended up to be the ones who kill. The ones who were supposed to be her safe haven, let hell loose on her.
Now, this is surely not the first case and shamefully won’t be the last as long as this is the mentality of so many parents and siblings who believe this is the way to honoring their name. This is nothing but pure monstrosity, one that no religion ever called for and is nothing but sexist traditions that are not part of any religion.
Justice must be sought by sharing Israa’s story, spreading awareness about the case and plead for people’s to understand. Understand the unfairness and cruelty that girls go through in our Arab world, and in order to put limit to it, there must be strict laws and rules that put an end to family abuse.
— Mouaaz Axhami (@MouaazZ) September 2, 2019
We pray to god for Israa and any young lady suffering a similar fate.
AU commissioner Amani Abou-Zeid Chosen Among 100 Influential Women in Africa
The leading PR and Rating firm ‘Advance Media‘ has included Dr. Amani Abouzeid, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy H.E. in the list of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2019.
This is gives up such pride as Dr. Abou-Zeid is the only Egyptian woman to be selected in this prestigious list that features inspirational women of whom are considered to have done an outstanding job in inspiring the next generation of African women.
The list represent 100 women from 35 different African countries, who are contributing positively in the community and are changing the feminine narrative.
The list includes presidents, diplomats, board chairs, CEOs, commissioners, scholars, politicians and philanthropists, notable among them are: Ethiopia’s President H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde, Liberia’s Vice President H.E. Jewel Taylor, Namibia’s Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dr Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, United Nations Deputy Secretary General H.E. Amina J. Mohammed and former presidents, H.E. Ellen Sirleaf Johnson and H.E. Catherine Samba-Panza.
In addiction to featuring young female activists such as AU Youth Envoy Aya Chebbi, Farida Bemba Nabourema and Ilwad Elman.
‘Bela Plastic’: Initiative Launched in Dahab To Limit The Use of Plastic
‘Bela Plastic‘ campaign is an initiative launched in Dahab in an effort to protect the environment and marine life in Dahab.
President of the City Council of Dahab, Tarak El-Baz announced the launch of the initiative in early July, the campaign will include workshops and trainings to help raise awareness about the danger that plastic use impose on the marine life. These workshops will be targeted towards the hotels and restaurants, where plastic is most used.
Moreover, banners and warning signs will be placed across the city of Dahab as another way of spreading awareness and caution to tourists. What’s even more impressive is that volunteer tourism organizations and a number of dive centers will take part in the initiative by cleaning up the beaches of Dahab.
Such a remarkable step follows a decision that was taken three months ago by Governor Ahmed Abdullah to ban the single-use plastic in the Red Sea governorate.
Another initiative was launched in South Sinai reserve called “Khali al-Bahar Yetnafes”, also targeting the hotels and resorts. Aiming to raise more awareness on the critical issue of single-use plastic.
We hope to see the results of these initiatives very soon, and for the outcome to be apparent in the next few months, especially with Dahab being a touristic destination for its environment and stunning marine life that attracts many tourists, preserving its sites is certainly a must.
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