Can’t you smell life?

Was asking a friend this morning about her new job and if she is happy or not? she said, “well, much better than the old one”.  Fa I was like ya3ni you are HAPPY? She then replied am fine with it, nothing makes me happy any more.

Her answer triggered a prolonged conversation about life and happiness that ended with her picking on “my happy life”.  The thing is I rarely hear people  saying “el7amdolelah”, I never hear the word “we are happy we are alive”, “rabena yedeem el ma3roof, or el se7a, or el satr….a lot of other underestimated or overlooked blessings.   I am not generalizing but seriously we need to start counting our blessings..and I believe that happiness or at least a faint miasma of it will start making home in our lives.

My very personal theory is that Happiness is a fluctuating feeling or a state of mind that totally leaps in if the person is genuinely content or satisfied “Rady” that is.   It varies according to the velocity and intensity of the roller coaster called life. We as humans cannot maintain the same level of tolerance and “Reda”…at this point it is either you give up and call her ( life) names, or hang on, fight, or  even subdue until the turn is over with and reach a phase closure. The closure might be joyful or sorrowful..nothing is guaranteed.  The only certainty in life is that we will never know what’s gonna happen.

“But life leaps over oblivion lightly.  Losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is but the passing shadow of a cloud”

Shooting star:

It is the night of the shooting star, been waiting all my life to make a wish while glancing at it.  Never happened.  While staring at the dark sky  I wondered why on earth am I clinging to that faint hope while am guaranteed an “egaba” if only I approached.

Book Recommendation:

Yann Martel’s Life of Pi – highly recommended but a tad “disturbing”.

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  1. Oh wow. You’ve described happiness in a very real way. I’m currently reading “The Geography of Bliss” By Eric Weiner. He travels to different countries in search of happiness and to find out why people in those countries are happy. You should read it!

  2. it’s off-topic but i really miss your podcasts, why did you stop?

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  4. Check my blog. You’ve been tagged in a game (that you inspired with this post), I hope you share 🙂

  5. nuttyphilosopher: sounds interesting will get it and read it..thank you 😀

    Ramez: I didn’t stop, just have too many balls in the air. will probably resume by the end of Ramadan. Thank you for checking dear 😀

    Ibhog: I like the tag awi, and will post my list soon. thank you for the action buddy 😀

  6. 🙂

    We’ll never be at peace or satisfied about our lives , good and bad , unless we’re connected to our Creator , to really believe He’s the One controlling our fates , He is the One giving us blessing or taking them from us .. .. to accept his choices for us cause they’re always the best .

    “و إ ن تعدوا نعمة الله لا تحصوها”

    how many times have we read this verse and not actually understand the meaning??

    For those who don’t feel the blessing of their health , they should visit a hospital!!!
    For those who are ungrateful for their lives , take a look at Darfur or Gaza for example.
    Living in a country that’s not involved in a war is a blessing of its own……
    : -قال رسول الله -صلي الله عليه و سلم
    ” من أصبح منكم معافى في جسده آمنا في سربه عنده قوت يومه
    فكأنما حيزت له الدنيا بحذافيرها

    just broaden your view , the universe doesn’t revolve around you (you refers to me and other humans , not you Nerro 😉 )

    kefaya keda ra3’eet kteer 🙂

  7. Life of Pi was an amazing read.
    I think we share a lot of favorites!

  8. you know ,after fullfiling a lifelong wish (previously thought my life is sad without it) i realized i was happy before, just i didnt realize it
    i am experincing new taste of happiness but i was really happye before ,only didnt give myself a chance to know it
    i am telling all my sad friends so, grasp the hapiness in front of you
    a true deep talk nerro, i did love it

  9. Lovely, thanks for sharing.

  10. Ya Mohra; I love the fact that you realized this 😀 ya rab dayman.

    My pleasure Mohaly 😀

  11. simply amazing ya nero. thanks for sharing

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