I am a strong believer of the 7jab (veil) and I wear it proudly. I knew I would have some difficulty when I came to the U.S. especially with all the distorted views most Americans have of Muslims. I prepared myself for the stares that I knew I would definitely get. Wherever I go, whether it's to the mall or a restaurant, I know I will turn a few heads. I try not to let it get to me, but sometimes I just can't!
The Action committee, which I am a member of, is a group of people joined together for a common goal, which is to help those in need.
Today the Action Committee visited an elderly home in Marj Al-7amam. Not just any elderly home, one where the residents had mental problems and disabilities. We decided to visit them since we heard that they are really neglected and are in need of some company. We had lunch with them, drank coffee, played games, danced with them, and we even sang together. It was so fulfilling to see the smiles on their faces. To see them happy and to know that you are a reason for that. It felt really good. I'll admit that at first it was painful seeing them in the state that they are in. It's really sad, especially since most of them are helpless. Some of them can't walk while others can't even feed themselves.
I'm sure you've all tried the numerous ways to get rid of blackheads, but the truth is, they never really work. I personally hate them. The good news is I found a solution to blackheads. Believe it or not, here it is:
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon of starch
half a lemon