Friday, June 4, 2010

Remembering Smitty

A co-worker of mine recently passed. It was completely out of the blue and to my surprise, devastating. You never know how much you care for someone till they're no longer here for you to tell them it seems. I questioned myself about why this loss was so hard for me. A friend of mine said to me, "At the end of the day, you see your co-workers more often than your own family. Unknowingly they become family." She was right. I felt a deeper closeness with Smitty.

Tracey Smith was a sweet person. She was genuine and sincere. She always asked about my son (which I now wish she
could have met), and man . . . did we have some great laughs. The thought of her passing is a true burden on my heart.

I wish our last conversation had been longer.
I wish our last laugh had been harder

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Breakfast, food for thought #1

I just ate the brains of two Jehovah's Witnesses for breakfast. Unfortunately for them I've been deep in my studies lately. I must say, I sort of admire those who have the ablility to believe in something unproven with such blind faith. That takes a strong character I suppose?!! In that regard I'll gladly be weak. After 20 minutes or so, I excused myself and let them be on their way. They offered to come back, I declined. Even knowing that they were unable to answer my questions or explain the contradictions I exposed to them, they still went on with their mission. Hoping to reach somebody, I guess. Like I am hoping now. *deep sigh*

My last words to them were, "I can tell you other things about Muslims, Islam and Muhammad (pbuh) in the Bible, but why should you know this if you are not looking for the truth??? My intentions were not to offend, but I think I struck a nerve. The Qur'an says that there is no compulsion in religion, so by all means believe what you want. I simply ask that you do not criticize or fear what you don't understand. Don't believe what the media publishes about Muslims and Islam. The truth is, non-believers are guilty of far worse. Educate yourself. You may find yourself walking another path . . . the siratul mustaquim!!!

At the end of the day, I prefer turkey bacon and eggs for breakfast anyway, lol!!!!