Hi loves! I hope you are having a good day. It’s Sarish from www.sarishboo.com. Thank you, Kayleigh, for featuring me on your blog today. You already know I think you are amazing. If any of you need something refreshing and spirited, then please check out my blog. It is a modern-day rendition of the diary of Anne Frank. I am a proud Pakistani Muslim American girl and I hate the negative stigma people have against Muslims in the United States. So, I decided to use my blog as an outlet for positive change.
First and foremost, I strongly dislike when people speak poorly about any group of people whether you are homosexual, Muslim, or any other minority. The media rarely tells you courageous stories about people doing nice things. The world we live in feeds on fear and people want you to be fearful of Muslims. From the bottom of my heart, I apologize for the delusional religious fanatics who have killed and ruined innocent lives. I am not related to them. I do not support their interpretation of my religion. My Muslim friends, family members, and myself despise them more than you could ever know. I want to set the record straight, so here goes nothing.
It is important to understand that there is something psychologically, emotionally, and mentally wrong with any human being that feels the need to destroy, terrorize, and ruin someone’s life. Mental wellness is one of the most undervalued qualities and I just wanted to share my positive spirit with the world. In my blog post today, I will briefly discuss how my religion has influenced me to be a kind, optimistic, and loving person. My family and I are well-known in the state of Massachusetts for being honest law-biding citizens. We have one of the saddest and hardest lives but that never stopped us from being good people.
One of the first lessons my parents taught my siblings and I was to be kind to everyone. I am a firm believer that how you treat others reflects how you feel on the inside. My kindness is something that naturally has grown over the course of my life. It is the one quality I’ve learned to love about myself. You will never regret the days you spent caring about others. If someone judges, misunderstands, and gossips about you, then it is not your problem. Their opinions are not your problems. Promise me you will not stoop to their level. Never doubt your worth and never stop speaking the truth.
In Islam, we are taught to look at those that have less than you and to be grateful. You should be grateful for the small things, big things, and everything in between. We are taught to respect all living things. Throughout my childhood, my Dad yelled at me if I want to kill an insect. He says, “Sarish, you have no right to take the life of another living thing.” And he’s right. So, I laugh when people tell me Muslims are programmed to kill. If that were true, then how are so many people still alive? Stereotypes may have some truth to them, however it is not the whole truth. It is wrong to make broad generalisations about any group of people whether you are Caucasian, African- American, Hispanic, or Asian.
If you are still interested and wish to learn more you are more than welcome to check out my blog. Also, I am always interested in doing collaborations with other bloggers about mental wellness, confidence, and self-love, so you are welcome to reach out to me.
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