Darkest of Nights and Brightest of Days


I’ve noticed an uneasy trend in life. When some rejoice, some are mourning. When some are mourning, some are rejoicing. When some are struck with the most unimaginable tragedies, some are blessed with the greatest of joys. When some are dying, some are being born.

It seems like it doesn’t add up. Or at least in our minds it doesn’t. But if you look around, you notice an easier balance, a predictable reliance of nature that is supposed to be.

The brightest of days become the darkest of nights which then become the brightest of days. Flower buds still boldly bloom among tragedies. The birds will still sing unabashedly every morning. The sun will still gently shine on us.

But when you read the news like Nepal’s earthquake, Yemen’s turmoil, the killing of Sabeen Mahmud, and road accidents in which young people die , we can either shake it off and think at least it’s not me and busy yourself with everyday life. Or you can mull over it, let yourself feel for them, pray for them, reach out to them, and help them with small kindnesses.

We are after all human.

 “The example of the believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of a body. When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever.” – Prophet Muhammad


About Doodling Through Life

I doodle. All the time. Doodling helps me make sense of the world around me. When I doodle, whether it be swirls or figurines, I am transformed to a world in which my doodles live, and my thoughts become clear. My mind breathes. Through my art medium of pencils, paint, potting soil, and pixels, I thrive. I am a teacher and have taught 2nd grade in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia for 4 years. I am currently a Stay-At-Home-Mommy to a ___ daughter (she was born in June 2010—you can do the math !) and a ___ preschooler (she was born November 2012), an an infant (August 2017) who is exploring my creative outlet via the aforementioned 4 P’s! So far, I’m an author whose book Lailah’s Lunchbox was published in 2015 via Tilbury House Publishing. I have 2 new picture books projected for 2019: Amira's Picture Day (Holiday House, 2019) and Let Me Show You The Way (Eerdmans, 2019)! I’m an Atlanta based children-family-lifestyle photographer on weekends. Thank you for stopping by!

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