Tunisian Couscous – كسكس تونسي

Tunisian couscous … كسكس تونسي
١ كوسة
١ قرع
٢ بطاطس متقشرة
٢ جزر
لحم مقطع قطع كبيرة
٢ كوب كسكس
٢ كوب ماء مغلي
ثوم
بصل
ملح، فلفل، كمون، كسبرة
٣ ملاعق صوص طماطم

الطريقة:

  • نسوي اللحمة مع البهارات والثوم والبصل مع كمية مياة صغيرة
  • بعد ما تستوي، نقطع الخضار قطع كبيرة، ونحطهم مع اللحمة، والصلصة، اول ما يغلوا نطفي..
  • تحضير الكسكس..
  • تغلي كوباتين مياة
  • نخلط الكسكس مع ملعقة ملح و٣ ملاعق زيت علي جنب(في طبق او علبة)
  • اول ما تغلي المياة، حطي الكسكس المخلوط في الحلة ونقفل عليها فوراً.. لمدة ٥ دقايق هتكون استوت من البخار..
  • نطلع الكسكس من الحلة بالشوكة (مش معلقة علشان ما يعجنش)

بجد كانت حلوة جدا وشوفوا صور علي النت شكلها ايه وخفيفة جدا جدا جدا..

Das Mädchen!

6080434837455bd337b236b81eb16e23--red-photography-red-scarvesHinter der alten Mauer stand ein hübsches vierzehnjähriges Mädchen. Sehr großen blauen Augen glänzten auf ein ängstliches Gesicht. Sie verstekte mit vollem Angst hinter einen schwachen Baum. Zwar es war unbedingt kalt und nass, weil es den ganzen Nacht stark regnete. Unglaublich war sie voll verhungert, vermuttlich seit Tagen aß die nur Nüsse, die auf ihre Hand gefallten. Die Augen hatten ganz viele Geschichten erzählt, aber dennoch glücklich. Dadurch konnte man ganz eindeutlich Hoffnungstrahlen sehen, die den Welt bunter färbte. Wie kann so ein Mädchen mein Leben ändern? Sie hatte eine starke positive Auswirkung über mich. Ich finde sie so lieb, so hübsch, und so unfassbar. Wie kann es sein? Es wundert mich immer…

Why Do People Abandon Religion?

1483494409People perceive incidents differently. Some perceive the rain as a bless for Earth, others perceive it as a doom. Same goes for religion. Along our limited lives, we meet some people who decided to abandon religion, after being so strictly attached to it. It is not related to a certain religion, but it is a generic trend in humanity…

Human natural instinct pushes us to run away of whatever hurts us. With some people, certain incidents happen during their lives that cause tremendous pain, agony, grief and sadness. In some cases, this feeling turns into severe trauma, where our natural instinct pushes us out of that muddy feeling. It rescues us, by pushing us to abandon every single potential source of pain. In various cases, religion is the one of the first abandoned things. The reason goes back to the misinterpretation of religion. We misunderstand what religions oblige us to do, and how to do it. In our recent years, religions focus on the rituals rather than focusing on the spiritual philosophy behind.

Indeed, it is an intuitive first escape for such huge remorse sometimes. But in most cases, when the tough phases are over, and more quiet days start to come, things change. We realize that the abandon was an escape. It was fear of facing reality. It was weakness of seeing the right scale of things. This is a human’s first response to tremendous unbearable pain –> Escape.

In fact, in many cases, people return back to religion. Thus, this becomes the most powerful spiritual re-connection. You realize what is true, what is not. You figure out the abstract equation of life, and realize that from God, to God and through God everything works. It does not cause you pain for no reason. But on the other hand, it guides you on the hard times, as well as on the good times to reach inner peace.

Yes, people sometimes abandon their beliefs seeking relief. But after a while, they realize that relief lies within the abandoned beliefs. They find their path again to whatever was lost.

ربوهم على الحب

child-hugging-motherربوهم على الحب مش الخوف. علموهم إن الدراسة مش مرعبة بالعكس، دى مكان جميل نتعلم فيه ونقابل ناس وصحاب جداد. عودوهم إن الصلاه مش علشان خايفين من العذاب، بالعكس! احنا بنصلي عشان بنحب ربنا. ربوهم إن البنات مش شهوة ولا كائنات هتدخلهم النار! بالعكس!! البنات بنحبهم ومن كتر حبنا ليهم بنخاف عليهم ونعاملهم بحب وحنان. فهموهم إن جيراننا وقرايبنا مش أعدائنا بالعكس، دول سند لينا وهدية من ربنا يكونوا موجودين فى حياتنا. للأسف احنا بنربي جواهم الخوف أكتر ما بنربي الحب. بيكبروا خايفين يحبوا أو يظهر أي حب لأي مخلوق. بنربيهم على المشاعر السلبية قبل أي مشاعر إيجابية.

The Power of Words

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We say words, making promises, but once they are broken, trust is gone.

In some situations in life, someone we trust, gives us a promise. He gives us his word. You trust the person so much that it is almost impossible to believe that he will not stick to what he promised. Then, boom! It is all vain. All promises are broken, so does the trust.

With the huge crack in trust, everything else goes away. It turns all previous memories to ashes. It questions their genuine intentions. It gives no choice but to cancel their existence from your life.

In our culture, people are used to give void promises: “I will do this for you”, “I will call you tomorrow”, “I can never let you down”, “I will pay on time”, “I will never turn my back”….etc. It is a long endless list of void promises. They give us lots of hope, and they are sometimes even a backbone for our life. But when you figure out this is all void, the reality breaks out.

Watch out what you promise. Your words define who you are. If you cannot protect them, you would definitely lose more than what you can afford. One day, your words would stand against you, and wipe out everything you have ever built!

 

It’s OK to be Sad

9cbf2cb22842755532dfa9cd37a18bffSadness… It is just sad. Saying that word brings out a deep heavy sigh. Sadness is one of the strongest emotions which make our whole body stop. Our mind gets paralyzed by the overwhelming negative feelings invading our brains. Our heart aches because of that those sad emotions flooding within our chests. Our whole body stops functioning normally. Even the definition of normal fades away depending on the level of sadness we might experience.

Sadness might be because of a loss of a relationship, or a grief after the death of someone close, or regret for some action or decision made. Sadness does not come with a pamphlet why it should happen. But definitely, the sad moments come as part of the package for being on this planet.

Some people are naturally sad because of the incidents they had to go through along their lives; mostly it affects their emotional state. The recurrence of such sad incidents in people’s lives makes them alters their normal state. This is when the normal default state shifts one by one from being happy to having sadness as part of who we are.

Some others become sad because of some physical reasons, such as hormonal disturbances and disorders. It is known for psychiatrists and psychologists that they usually ask their “sad” patients to have their hormones checked. Some hormonal disturbances leave the patient fatigue and sleepy most of the time. Moreover, it induces these depressed and sad feelings strongly within the patient.

Sadness is part of our emotional feelings. It will come, and it will keep coming. Nevertheless, we should not leave it sneak to our daily routine until it becomes our normal default state. One healthy way to get over sadness is to allow this feeling to happen; i.e. never suppress sadness. Suppressing this strong emotion will only make it grow harder and uglier. Talk about it, write about it, work hard, or do some sports to safely ditch this sadness away.

Sadness is healthy and important for us to mature emotionally, but we should not surrender to grief and make it a life style! As much as sadness is hard, as much as we should work on it before it turns to depression. Because only then, every unresolved sad feeling will find its way to slowly take our lives away.

It is always okay to be sad, but please do not let it last for so long.

Music to My Ears

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You were more than a friend… Always
You cheered me up, in all ways
In the darkest moments, you were the light
Because of you, my days were bright
You were the guidance for my soul
You were my priority above all
Beauty to my eyes, music to my ears
Most beautiful voice, that one hears
I am blessed to have you in my life
Your eternal love, is what I strive