Working with a Passion

There's something beautiful about loving what you do, because it truly makes you give it your all with the goal of succeeding. ✨ Whether you're a Teacher, Doctor, Illustrator, Designer, Lawyer, Author, Pharmacist, a Parent that homeschools, a Baker, a Mechanic...and the list goes on and on...when you love what you do your passion shows and seeps through your work and attitude, and that in turn provides your customers/students/patients with a happy feeling of satisfaction. 😊 So here's to being the best we can be, to using our talents and our everyday jobs to do good so that this world can become a better place for our kids and future generations. ❤️

With peace and smiles,

Dana Salim

Alone Doesn't Mean Lonely

This portrait is dear to my heart, my husband and I bought it as newlyweds for our dining room and I fell in love with it from the minute I saw it. One day I was sitting staring at it, and I started imagining what it would be like to walk on that porch, listen to the soft sound of the waves, explore the city beyond and suddenly I had a paper and pen in front of me and a story started coming to life. It was more a YA novel than a children's book, every few days I would go back to it and continue the journey in the world created but I reached a point where I got stuck and stopped. I still have the story and every time I look at this portrait I remember it and itch to go back to that adventure and see what happens next, but I still don't feel it's time yet. Maybe someday I will finish it and be able to share it with the world. For now I'll wait till I know it's time. ✨ Inspiration can come from the simplest things, we just have to let our minds imagine and ponder. There's nothing wrong with enjoying some quiet time alone to just think. I find it inspires me..makes me question and explore..and helps me feel relaxed and organized...For truly, alone doesn't mean lonely. ✨

So here's to enjoying the quiet moments!

With peace and smiles,

- Dana Salim

Flow of Life

Life is so interesting in the way it flows. As a kid I always wanted to be an author, at first because I wanted to go to libraries and see books with my name on them, later it was because I looved writing with a passion! But if you were to tell me then that my dream was actually going to come true someday, I would have probably laughed at the thought. Then during university I majored in Industrial Engineering, and again during that time I wouldn't have believed that in a few years I'd have my first book out, because at that time I just pushed my writing aside as a hobby and nothing more. Now fast forward to today; if you ask me about my day today I'll tell you it was filled with work related to my writing. People to contact, plans to work on, emails to send...(While being a wife and mommy too lol). And I loved every minute of it, all thanks to God. The productivity, the brainstorming, the dreams of what's to come. All this makes me realize how silly it is for us to worry about the future, because no matter how your life is going now, who can say it'll be the same later? Just love each day, work on what you're passionate about and know that God will give you what's best for you. Believe, and if you have something you want to do, go after it because if it's meant to be it'll happen, and if it's not meant to be then better things will happen. God willing. ✨ May your everyday be filled with peace, success and smiles! 😊

- Dana S.

Life; An Adventure.

Dear wanderers,

What makes an adventure? Certainly not sitting on a couch staring at a wall, although if you’re imagining things in your brain then you are going on an adventure deep inside your head. But I’m talking about real life adventures; there’s the excitement and preparation for it, then actually going on the adventure where you have to overcome obstacles you face like a rocky climb or not enough chocolate for everyone and finally what makes an adventure is having fun and reaching the final destination.

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