a thousand years – House of Heart

Cover the sky with your hands.

The summit of your palm is the moon.

Your fingers are streams of stardust

sweeping through an ancient dune

or the slender branches of forked trees.

Glide them across the desert,

over valleys, the soft and sediment.

I am every woman you have loved,

their dynamic wings beat in me.

Recall my eyes as history,

you have lived here a thousand years.

art by Louis Treserras

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Blessed And Happy Easter! Blagoslovljen I Sretan Uskrs!


Ina Vukic. Matthew 24:42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.”Matej 24:42 – “Bdijte dakle jer ne znate u koji dan Gospodin vaš dolazi.”

Easter Sunday Prayer
Lord God, You loved this world so much, that you gave your one and only Son, that we might be called your children too. Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace of Easter Sunday, everyday. Let us have hearts of thankfulness for your sacrifice. Let us have eyes that look upon Your grace and rejoice in our salvation. Help us to walk in that mighty grace and tell your good news to the world. All for your glory do we pray, Lord, Amen.

Molitva za Uskrs

Gospodine Bože, Ti si toliko volio ovaj svijet, da si dao svog jedinog Sina, da i mi možemo biti Tvoja djeca. Gospodine, pomozi nam da živimo u radosti i milosti na uskrsnu nedjelju, svakodnevno. Dopusti da imamo srca zahvalnosti za Tvoju žrtvu. Dopusti da imamo oči koje gledaju na Tvoju milost i da se radujmo u našem spasenju. Pomozi nam da hodamo u toj moćnoj milosti i svijetu objavimo Tvoje dobre vijesti. Svi za tvoju slavu molimo, Gospodine, Amen.

Wishing you a Blessed and Happy Easter, everyone! Your presence here, your support, your visits, your sharing of my articles is a blessing that champions my efforts! Thank you! Ina Vukic

Želim vam svima blagoslovljen i sretan Uskrs! Vaša prisutnost ovdje, vaša podrška, vaši posjeti, dijeljenje mojih članaka je blagoslov koji potiče moje napore! Hvala vam! Ina Vukić

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As we carry on with our…..

As we carry on with our daily lives, let us not forget to help one another, be there for one another and to help express courage and strength. It’s with our compassion that we can make the world, our home, a better place.

Remember, the simple gesture of a smile can literally brighten someone’s day. And laughter can magnify by volumes the multitude of positive vibes needed to make life all the more worth while.

I hope you all have a blessed Easter weekend, everyone! ~ Love & Light 💕

~ Sheila
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Rules of hospitality in Islam…

In this article we are going to look at the Islamic way to treat guests. Prophet Muhammad reminded us of the high status of one who treats his guest well when he said, “…Let the believer in God and the Day of Judgment honor his guest.”[1]Honoring, or treating a guest well is coupled with two of the most important beliefs in Islam, belief in God and belief in the Day of Judgment. In Islam, the hospitality relationship is triangular; it consists of host, guest, and God. Hospitality is a right rather than a gift, and the duty to supply it is a duty to God.

When a guest arrives at your home, whether he or she is expected or not, if you remember a few simple things it is easy to provide your guest with a pleasurable experience and to reap the rewards attained by pleasing God. Greet the guests warmly, welcome them to your home and show them into a comfortable and appropriate room. Hasten to provide them with food and drink so that they do not have to ask for these things. Prophet Muhammad showed respect to his guests by offering them the choicest food and delivering it in a timely manner.
The guest also has responsibilities. One of them is to announce his or her visit in advance whenever possible. Another is to hasten to taste the refreshments and to pray for and ask blessings upon the host. After seeing to the initial needs of his guest the Muslim should take interest in his or her conversation. However, if the guest should speak about or engage in unlawful activity, the Muslim has every right to ask him to refrain from doing so.
It is the host’s duty to make the guest feel comfortable. One way of doing this is by identifying his or her possible needs in advance. It is better to offer a guest something before he or she has the chance to ask for it because a courteous guest may hesitate to mention any need. Out of his or her thoughtfulness, such a guest would even try to prevent the host from offering anything. The Quran offers the example of Prophet Abraham anticipating the guest’s needs and hastening to fulfill them.
Has the story reached you of the honored guests of Abraham? Behold, they entered his presence and said: “Peace!” He said: “Peace!” (and thought: “They seem) unusual people.” Then he turned quickly to his household, brought out a roasted fattened calf, and placed it before them. He said: “Will you not eat?” (Quran 51: 24-27)
In another tradition Prophet Muhammad said, “Whoever believes in God and the Last Day, let him honor his neighbor; whoever believes in God and the Last Day, let him honor his guest as he is entitled.” It was said, “What is his entitlement, O Messenger of God?” He said, “[The best treatment] for one day and one night; and hospitality is for three days, and anything after that is charity bestowed upon him. And whoever believes in God and the Last Day, let him, speak good words or else remain silent.”[2]
Prophet Muhammad also said, “…And it is not lawful for a guest to stay with his host for such a long period as to put him in a critical position.”[3]Again the responsibility of the guest is to bear in mind the conditions of his host and not burden him with what he cannot afford. Everybody has various duties and obligations that must be attended to, many of which may not be obvious or visible to the guest. By prolonging one’s stay one might inadvertently put his or her host under unbearable pressure.
One of the great Islamic scholars of Islam, Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali (1058–1111 CE) wrote a beautiful paragraph in one of his books about the generosity of Prophet Muhammad to his guests. “(He) used to honor his guests; he even spread his garment for a non-relative guest to sit on it. He used to offer his guest his own cushion and insist on him to accept it until the latter accepts [sic] it from him. No one came to him as a guest but thought that he was the most generous of people. He gave each one of his companions sitting with him his due portion of his attention, so he directed his listening, talking, looks and attention to all his companions. His meeting [sic] were characterized by modesty, humbleness and honesty. He used to call his companions by their favorite nickname to honor them…”[4]
The companions were eager to emulate the ways of Prophet Muhammad. A verse in the Quran was revealed highlighting the hospitality shown to a guest by the companions Abu Talha and his wife Umm Sulaim. Abu Talha welcomed a hungry traveler into his home even though they had very little to eat. Thus he asked his wife to bring whatever provisions they had and give it to the guest. As the guest ate his fill, they pretended to eat in the dim candlelight. The following day Prophet Muhammad gave them the great news that God had revealed a verse about them and their generosity.
“…but give them preference over themselves, even though they were in need of that. And whosoever is saved from his covetousness such are they who will be successful.” (Quran 59: 9)
A guest enjoys a special place in Islam. Honoring the guest is tied to the faith of a true believer. Our righteous predecessors understood that and toiled hard to implement it, even the poorest of them, sometimes causing their own personal deprivation. Across the world you will find Muslims doing their best to offer hospitality to the guest in their home or their community. Entertaining a guest is important – it signifies the respect and concern of a host towards his guest and towards God. Hospitality in Islam is a triangle that links God, the guest and the host.

Best wishes !!!

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Embracing Middle Age aka the “Enlightened Age” | Sunshiny SA Site

Too old for snapchat, too young for Insta?
Aaaah, the empty nesting, pre-retirement, liberating years…

The meandering years culminating to this point have no doubt been fraught with activities, responsibilities and deplete wallets. It is now the time to catch your breath, clear the clutter, toss out the baggage and devote yourself to your cherished hobbies and yourself … and wait for it…. Embrace Middle Age or as I choose to call it the “Enlightened Age”!

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No one wants to admit to feeling older or want to acknowledge those joint paints and get older. Let’s face it, middle age, blessed gift that it is, may seem daunting. Let me share frank, realistic and humorous advice during a “girls” luncheon to embrace the heightened, enlightened age :

  1. Single? Then Mingle! Life is too short NOT to toss your inhibitions. No second guessing yourself. Socialising is good, make the effort, get dressed, get out of your way and feel the difference. Life on the other hand, could be long and lonely. Why martyr yourself? Besides, who cares what people think?!
  2. Find your Passion. Always wanted to learn the salsa? No time like the present. If it’s worth doing, then commit to it, do it and enjoy it!
  3. The Elusive Passion. Yes, this one. Equally important as the other passion. Libido gone missing? Some help here to find it. Hint, hint, the pumpkin seed, who knew! If all else fails, ask Nicole Jardim. Plenty of time on hand (no pun intended), energy and reduced stress levels to ignite those embers.
  4. Say “No” Don’t want to do something? Say “No”. You have earned this time. It is all yours. Precious and long won, especially if you are still chewing on the reins of full-time employment.its-ok-to-say-no_life hack.orgImage Credit : Lifehack.org
  5. Challenge yourself. Start small. Aim high. There are many reasons to wake up renewed and invigorated minus the stresses of the previous years. Even if it is just coffee with a friend, it is a social event worth anticipating.
  6. Listen to your voice. There is power there. None of the wish-washy dithering of the 20s, clearer than the 30s and with the 40’s, an infusion of good old fashioned wisdom. A healthy dose of impudence has endeared me to my nieces, not so much to the prudish aunt despite her reluctant hovering smile. Able to hold an audience enthralled at a party or speak from the heart at a funeral, then do it. Summon your inner resources and celebrate your voice. It is as Earnest Calkins says, “There is no material with which human beings work which has so much potential energy as words.”
  7. Actions speak louder than words. There is also something to be said about being able to lovingly spoil someone with a simple coffee and treats, a lesson I learned in my late aunt’s kitchen, memories made more poignant in her absence. Stuck in heavy traffic on what promised to be a scorching day, I watched a homeless woman push a trolley loaded with waste and wire. Our eyes met and in that second, I offered her my cold water bottle. Her smile spoke volumes.
  8. Regrets. Inevitable, pesky things, do not let it consume you.
  9. Secrets. Scalding things that they are, I second my friend Valerie’s Cullers take on them. Don’t let the secrets you carry affect you and your mental and emotional health!
  10. Count your blessings. Many of our friends and family members have passed on. Yes, they are loved and missed but life needs to be lived irrespective. Hug the memories but remind yourself that your cup is overflowing and your journey is incomplete.
  11. Physical Benefits. The physical benefits linked to lack of menstruation are long awaited. Forget mood swings, accept the changes and welcome renewed confidence.
  12. Financial Freedom. That 401k may not be exactly what you want it to be but it is a superb time to capitalise on investments.
  13. Travel. Spread your wings. If not now then when? Certainly not when you are too ill or tired to explore.
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  14. Grey hair. Grey hair or platinum hair is the new black, a mantra to adopt.. Whilst some are traumatised by the thought of losing hair or by the onset of grey hair, others like Richard Gere, George Clooney and Judi Dench have owned their crowning glories.
  15. Enjoy life in the slow lane. There are benefits to this, reduced rates, discounted shopping days, welcome holiday breaks look around and find what works and make it work for you.
  16. You have your own property. Be it lock up and go, or a garden property, your space is your own, Need to subsidise? Rent out a room for the additional finances or to the eye candy down the road.
  17. Hidden talent. Make your love for yoga or painting work for you, teach a class.active-aerobics-beautiful-917732.jpg
  18. Friendship. That rare, beautiful, prized bond means that your beautiful heart has made, kept and maintained relationships. Friends are the gifts that you gift yourself, surround yourself with them, embrace loving relationships.
  19. Experience matters! Been there, done that! No need to prove any points.
  20. Emotional Intelligence helps assess situations to rationalise situations and make informed judgements. Witticisms, repartees and an improved vocabulary often outsmarts the younger generation.
  21. Terms. Why not your way? there is no need to rush off from a party to the next latest party scene. It is OK to leave for home. Why? Because you want to and can!
  22. Perception. Shades of grey. No, not the Fifty Shades of Grey guaranteed to titillate although you would have the licence and experience to delve into that. We are talking of perception. Everything is no longer viewed rigidly in black or white, the shades of grey reveal telling stories.
  23. Self Love. Do not stint on the self love. It may have been lost or eroded in the past years but THIS is the time for You. So love your authentic yourself, get up. Dress up in your inimitable style, you’ve earned those stretch mark stripes and embrace every aspect of yourself.
  24. Do not compare to those celebrities embracing their middle years. They have personal trainers, chefs and other perks that come with stardom but we have kept it real, kept it together as best as we could and that in itself, deserves a hearty applause.

Shrug off the lassitude, invite your independent children around, let them bring their kids, settle down and exercise that honed listening power up for a slower re-run of your past busyness through their lives. Pay attention to the grandkids, you may have missed out some with your kids. After all, Grandparents can get away with almost anything…! You’ve certainly arrived at a Grand Stage in this stage called life, the roles have been many, your book not quite complete. Brace yourself for the ride, embrace the Enlightened Age.

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To wake up each morning knowing that the Creator of the universe loves you

The greatest thing in life is
to wake up each morning
knowing that the Creator of the universe loves me.

As one writer put it
‘He loves me as I am, not as I should be,
but He loves me too much to leave me as I am’.

~ Alan Hermann
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Mooring By House of Heart ❤️

Mooring

You are an ache, a throb,

a tremble in my heart.

The stroke of copper lightening.

I have etched you in my lines,

in margins I’ve swathed you

in resplendent hues of color.

Your voice is a tender quake,

your breath a hive of honey.

I am a gentle tug you barely notice,

a fleeting rain shower on a summer day,

the gentle wave washed upon your shore

where I have tethered my soul to yours.

Steve Hanks 1

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