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January_March: Things that I enjoyed in the past 3 months

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Salam dear readers,

I hope you’re doing great.  Today I’ll share with you some simple things that made me happy, or rather things that just made a change in my life in the past 3 months.

Books

Reading 19 books in the past 3 months made me so happy, even though I didn’t enjoy many/most of them, but that’s OK.

Book hauls

I bought several books that I’m so excited to read,

A classical book haul, YAAYYY 💃💃💃💃. Yesterday, my little sister went to this book expository in #Casablanca, and I asked her to buy me some books if she was able to find them, and she did 💕💕💕💕 These are 6 beautiful classical books that I wanted to read and have my own copy of for so long. I really loved the covers, and I know I’m going to enjoy reading them insha'ALLAH 😊 😊 😊 I jumped from joy when I got them 😊😊 A little quote of mine: Happiness is a bunch of books you hold in your hands 😇😇😇 You’re going to see a lot of this in my profile for sure 😊😊😊 PS. Many thanks to mom, dad, @hafssachahbane, @mido.mouad, and @sarra_chahbane. Love you all 💕💕💕💕 See the magic of books 😀😀😀😀😀😁😁😁😁 One more thing, which one do you recommend me to start with? And what do you think of the covers? #me #reading #books #bookstagram #bookphotography #bookworm #study #blogger #followme #morocco #2016 #marrakech #rain #prideandprejudice #janeausten#classics

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and also my brother brought me this amazing copy of this amazing book

Me Before You

I’ve never ever seen a movie thriller and felt that I want to see the film right now like I did. I also wanted to go, buy the book, and read it. I didn’t do it, but this thriller is one of the best ones that I’ve ever seen. I’m not a romantic person , at all, but I actually was about to cry  watching this. If you haven’t watch it yet, watch it now. You can thank me later.

 

Leonardo Dicaprio winning the Oscars

I’m sure that I’m not the only one that was happy to see this finally happening. This man is an amazing actor,  and he definitely deserves it.

Morning runs/walks

No need to speak, this is the best thing that you can start your day with.

 

This one

Try to watch this without crying.

 

Simple things can and do make us happy, remember that.Talk to you soon insha’ALLAH😊😊😊

Keep on following my blog🔔🔔🔔🔔

It’s Up to You

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Salam dear readers,

I’m happy to be finally back. I know I don’t write as often as I should do, nor as often as I want to.

Today, I decided to write a very random post, just chatting with you. This is a post for all of us to get organized, and to do do more things in our lives.. This is me talking out loud to myself and to all of you.

What can we/ should we do to make our life more effective? How can we make everyday a happy day?

It’s Up To Us.

Here are some small things to do so as to be more effective. These are some of the things that I’m already doing, things that I always try to do, and things that I will start doing.

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Use your online time effectively

Instead of spending hours and hours in checking social media, chatting, or basically doing nothing, we can spend this time learning new things, discovering new cultures and greeting new knowledge. An example of this for me would be watching TED talks. These talks are wonderful ways to learn new things. They make me think of new creative things.

Make “to do” list and a ” did” list

I started doing this when I was really young, especially the “to do” list. It really hepls me in doing many things. It would make you very organized, and it will help you identify what you want to do, what you need to do, and what you have accomplished.

Start leaning something, a new thing

Focus on learning a thing, a special thing. Whether it was a new language, or a new craft, the most important thing is to use your free time effectively.

Wake up earlier

Yes, it’s a very simple step, but very hard. We like sleeping, and sometimes we don’t get enough sleep at night, or we spend late hours in reading or watching something that we replace that time in the morning, specially on holidays and weekends. You need to stop that. Wake up earlier, and go for a run or a walk. Personally, I love doing that. Do something that you love.  This will help you getting more organized, and using your day effectively.

Read, Read , and Read a lot

Did you think that I’m going to write a whole post on how to be more effective without even mentioning reading, books, and reading? Silly you, of course, I will. Reading is essential. If you can read, and you don’t, then you are making the worse outrageous crime against your own self. Go and read. Understand what you’re reading, and use it. I will say it for the million times: Reading is living.

That’s it for today. I hope you’ll find these steps helpful, and you will start using them.

Do not forget to like and share this post if you did like it. I will talk to you soon insha’ALLAH.

Tina Fey in Morocco !!!

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Salam dear friends,

I hope you’re doing great. I didn’t post a thing during the last month. I was travelling and super busy, and…. But, I’m back now.

This post is a very fun one. During the holiday, I read many books; but Bossypants was the one that always in my bag for the last month, and has traveled with me to many cities, saw many beaches, mountains, rivers and roads. I liked this book. It’s funny and worth reading, though I didn’t like some parts ( a review is coming very soon).

Many of these pictures I’ve already posted in my Instagram account, follow me there (https://instagram.com/kaoutar_chahbane/).  In this post, there is a book and it’s in different places. Enjoy reading (actually, seeing :p ) .. Waiting for your comments 🙂

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No more words to write…. #TanTan #Morocco

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Salam dear friends,

On April the 10th, 31 people were killed in a horrible accident near the city of Tantan, southern Morocco. Among these people were innocent children, between the age of 10 and 14. When you hear something like this, you don’t know how to react or what to say.

In my country, people loose their life because of vehicles, irresponsibility, and because of many many other people. In my country, promising young athletes die because they choose the wrong moment to ride the wrong bus.

I do believe strongly in destiny, but I also believe that each one should take his/her own responsibility. I don’t blame a certain category of what happened, but I do think that something need to change now, no time to waste, no more lives to give away.

Enough bragging about how many tourists we got this year, or how many “awards” we earn this year, or how many events we host this year. Stop all that, and fix this first. Fix the road, the vehicles, the mentality, anything that is responsible for what’s happening in my country.

A mother has lost her kid today. A kid has lost a father today. Boys and girls have lost their friends today. Many other people will loose their family and friends if we did not do something now, no time to waste.

My prayers and thoughts with  all those who lost their lives today, with their family, and with Morocco.

No more words to write……………………………………………………………..

My Book Review: All For You

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My Book Review: All For You

Salam dear friends,

It’s been a while since I shared with you my readings, and the books that I’ve read lately are just beautiful.

I’m really happy that I had the chance to read them, and I’ll share them here very soon insha’ALLAH 😉

My book for today is All For You by Sheila O’Flanagan.

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I thank my friend for giving me this book and telling me ” read it, you won’t regret” and I definitely did not 😀

The book is about Lainey,a weather forecaster who loves her job and does it very well. Lainey tries to find happiness and to make her dreams a reality. It is about family. it looks at mother, daughter and grandma relationships. In the beginning of the book, you can clearly see the difference between Lainey and her mother, Deanna. Her mother is a feminists who devoted her life to the women cause, leaving Lainey with her grandparents. And there are some long-concealed family secrets 😉 😉

I have mixed feelings for both Lainey and Deanna… I loved the grandmother ❤

Deanna claims she did that for the sake of Lainey and to the cause of all women, and it’s true but she did it for herself (first). I did not like her that much, and I think that she’s strong but at the same time, she’s very weak.

At first, I did not like Lainey choices, and how she reacts towards men, how she sees every man as a future husband, and how she will give everything for that thinking that her life won’t be good if she did not have a husband or a boyfriend. She made me think of this song:  It describes her perfectly in some point. At the end, she realizes that she can be alone and happy at the time, she starts taking decisions, thinking about her life in a whole different way… And it’s good, just good 😉

This book is good because it’s the story of a mother and daughter, and how different people choose to live. The book is about realizing who the important people in your life really are. It’s easy to be read 🙂

517 pages full of… LIFE.

As soon as I began reading it, I couldn’t put it back… You love it 🙂


I really enjoyed reading it 😉 

Things to know… It’s never too late to start…

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Salam dear friends,

Hope you’re doing great 🙂

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When we meet ourselves… :/

Life is full of experiences, difficult moments, and challenges… But -fortunately- that’s not all 🙂 🙂

Life is full of happy moments that we keep on avoiding.. These are few thing to start knowing and doing to be OK 🙂 😉

  1. Be yourself, be happy, or just try.
  2. Exercise so that you feel good, not so that your body looks good 😉 😉 😉
  3. Laugh at yourself.
  4. Sometimes you have to say “No”…Say “no” and mean it.
  5. Surround yourself with people who allow you to be your best self.
  6. Friendships are absolutely essential to your well-being.
  7. Enjoy this time in your life, but trust that the best is yet to come.
  8. It’s OK to change your mind, behavior, and attitudes.

To My Dear Friend…

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Salam dear friends,

I have this friend that keeps on believing that he’s not good enough, that he’s not smart enough, and that no one really care about him. You my dear friend needs to stop doing that 🙂

In fact, if any one of you think in the same way, you need to change that NOW.

If you don’t care about yourself, no one will.. Believe me 🙂

So… Here are 10 simple things to do so to change that… Enjoy 😉

Know and Believe that You are a BEAUTIFUL human being 🙂

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I’m glad I was able to catch this moment 🙂

Accept who you are, and love yourself

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Listen to your inner voice

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Forgiving your past

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Respect yourself

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Take care of yourself

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Love others.. It’s important 🙂

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Live in appreciation 😉

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Expand your interests

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Talk yourself happy and be POSITIVE

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Change is good… Loving yourself is even better 😉 😉 😉

Talk to you soon Insha’ALLAH 🙂

Humans of Morocco: Amine Mghari

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Salam dear friends,

This is a new section of my blog, where I introduce to you Moroccan young people who have made me feel prouder to be a Moroccan.

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The first person whom I’m going to talk about is someone that really deserves our appreciation and encouragement. I don’t know him personally, and I’ve never met him before, but I really like what he’s doing 🙂

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Today, I choose to talk about a young Moroccan man, whom I think you should all know… Amine Mghari is a talented, creative and adventurous Moroccan. He chose to leave the normal life, and start living a life full of adventures. He travels to different parts of the world making us discover new cultures and new ways of living.

I started watching his videos on his YouTube channel three months ago, and I love the whole thing. Amine tries everything. He tries new food, learn new words, start new way of living, and meet new people: new friends. I’m sure his experience made him learn so much about himself, other people, and the world.

What is really amazing is that he teaches other people more things about Morocco. He makes people from other countries say words in Arabic, know about the Moroccan culture, and be familiar with Arabs. He sends many strong messages through his videos.

When you see his videos, you just want to grab your bag, and do like him. I truly think that we need more people like him in Morocco.

I’m not going to say more things. I would really like to know this young man and ask him as many questions as possible ( maybe, someday)  But for the moment, I recommend to go and see his videos, subscribe his YouTube Channel, and like his page 😉 🙂 🙂

Amine Mghari, you made me feel happy, proud, and lively… Thank you dear Moroccan brother for what you’re doing 🙂

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” _ Oprah 

To the next future adventures Insha’ALLAH .

The Green March… Oh, Happy Day…

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Salam dear friends,

Special Salam to all the Moroccans who are following my blog… Special thanks to all the Moroccans who are trying to make the change.. Respect to all the people who love this country 🙂

Happy Green March Day… I really really love this day, and I will always do 🙂

It makes me feel proud and happy to belong to a such beautiful country 🙂

This song represents the spirit of the real Moroccan people then and now… One of my favorite songs of all time 🙂

Happy to share it with you 🙂

Make the change you want to see in your country… Start by changing yourself, your behavior… Be a better person, a better citizen.. Think in a better way, and live in a better way 🙂

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