Blessingsby Rula Zein-Iddin on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 1:54pm ·A birds singing it’s heart out

A butterfly crossing your path

A contented cat stretching

A blossoming tree glowing

How happy you make me

A blooming flower

The sun’s glorious power

The moon shining bright

A child laughing with delight

How you make my soul free

A brilliant blue sky

Full of fluffy white clouds

A swooning palm tree

A crooning canary

How you fill me with glee

The smell of mown grass

The feel of the breeze

The mesmerizing sea

The warmth of the sand

How you make me feel alive

Such simple gifts

Such valuable treasures

Such fleeting moments

Such magnificent pleasures

If you take the time

Just a few stolen seconds

And look…really look

Then send up a prayer of thanks

That today you saw, you smelt, you felt.

by Rula Zein-Iddin


My Motherby Rula Zein-Iddin on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10:09am · 

You embraced me

You loved me

You nurtured me

You challenged me


To explore new boundaries

To never give up

To stand-up for what is right

To be kind, honest, generous & tenacious


When I was weak you made me strong

When I fell down you picked me up

When I gave up on myself you believed in me

When I cried you wiped my tears


My love for you cannot be measured

Rest assured that you have left your imprint

I remember you every day and hour

On a journey that continues without you


I miss you in every way

But for each & every passing day

I try harder

Push further

And dig deeper


You taught me well

And for that I am forever grateful

You were my best friend, confidante and wise advisor


My Mother. My heart and soul.

May you rest in peace

For you are now free to soar even higher.



by Rula Zein-Iddin (c) All rights reserved.