A Shepherd

I was told that one day I’d be a shepherd. Herding my flock. But my youth prevented me from ever thinking about it. But now, here, I find myself, a shepherd. Trying to herd a flock of one. What do I tell him? What do I teach him? Looking into his little bright eyes, I … More A Shepherd


Once Upon A Time

“Once upon a time” I heard it time and time again. But it was never about me. It was never about us.  The stories, the poems, the cartoons. They didn’t talk about us.  “Silly brown boy, heroes don’t look like you”  We were young. We were naive.  It never occurred to us, that at time … More Once Upon A Time

Abundance Mindset

We’ve been conditioned to think in limits.  “I can’t get this job.” “I will never be rich.” But do these limits really exist?  Our Lord has told us- If you are grateful, I will give you more. (Quran 14:7)  There have been times where I’ve sat there, and thought to myself, if, when we limit … More Abundance Mindset

Saturday Morning

Remember how excited we’d be when we woke up on a saturday morning to watch cartoons? 20 years later and waking up is one of the hardest things to do. It might be because we slept late.  Or maybe we just don’t want to go to work or school. Most of the time, when we … More Saturday Morning

Callous The Soul

You know that feeling you get when you do something really difficult. No, not during the difficult part, but right after.  That amazing feeling. The one where you’re kind of on this high on life, I can accomplish anything feeling (usually it’s the dopamine, but you get the point). To build muscle, learn a new … More Callous The Soul

Mountain Bikes

Before we had road bikes, We had mountain bikes.  Supercycle’s and CCM’s. Mountain bikes were the wings of a 10-year-old.  They were freedom.  They were autonomy.  Mountain bikes were friendships, They were the way you got to the park on time. Mountain bikes were the fastest way to secure a fresh $2.50 pizza and pop … More Mountain Bikes