Great Minds are Young

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Imagine that, when you close your eyes and gaze into this vast dark space, you’re looking into your mind. Imagine that your memories, people, feelings, fears, and perhaps your future are addresses that you can visit. Try it, and wander around; it feels great! And see for yourself that when you look hard enough you will find a little special something that I call your goody bag. In this goody bag you will find your talent and a great sense of knowing what is important to you. In that goody bag you may find your happiness, so look hard, very hard. Keep doing it even if it takes you years because your happiness is worth it.

Enjoy that trip!

After her beautiful painting, Saba Tavakoli would like to share with us today a story of a feeling that she experienced and believes a lot of us did too. Saba also put together a picture that best describes that feeling, but she says that it is not so much about the photo, but more about the story behind it.

Enjoy!

“Today I heard news that I probably should’ve been happy about, but it left my stomach feeling heavy and my head feeling sick.

You know that kind of rage that stirs inside you and you fight back little stinging tears, and your hands shake as your mind screams that you’re not happy about it. It is actually terrible news to you, and it makes you angry. And it isn’t because of the direct situation at all; it is people’s reaction to it and you wish people “could’ve been that way to you too”. But they’re not, and instead they say anything to put you down and knock you back. And what do they gain from it; nothing but a false sense of security. No matter how many birthday cards you send them, no matter how many sentimental gifts you buy them or how many meals you cook for them, you will never be good enough. And I’m reaching the point where I’m giving up and it feels so good to be free and start letting go of someone who hurts my feelings so much. My main point really is just letting other people who feel this way know that they are not alone either. It’s about spreading hope and happiness to people who need it. Just cheer up and I quote “Don’t make those a priority, if to them you are just an option.””

17-year-old Syrian Ali Razzouk, along with his friend Abdullah Khan, has developed a new social tool worth every appreciation and applaud! I’ll let Ali himself introduce his creation to you:
” Scapehouse is a new social tool that’s somewhat a mix of Facebook and Twitter. We simplified the privacy options and narrowed them down to just two: friends only, or everyone. You can post something (text or a photo), and people can reply to that post. To take things a level deeper, people can also comment on those replies. You can reply to a post with text or a photo. Users can like and
dislike both posts and replies. One of our most popular features is the “Living Room”. The living room is a place where you can see public posts from everyone on the site. It’s a great content discovery tool, and a way to meet new people.
This is just a really brief summary of the site’s functionality, I advise you to check it out for yourself and invite your friends!”
I visited Scapehouse and enjoyed it! Your turn now 🙂

Tomorrow is a big and very emotional day! It’s the end of a wonderful journey and the beginning of a hopefully special and fruitful one…

A journey throughout which I met a very special group of young ladies that was one of the most powerful sources of inspiration to me. A journey that was marked with a lot of special moments; a lot of ups and very little downs. A journey during which we all learned, talked, shared stories, played, laughed, danced, cried, yelled, created, and did all sorts of things together. But most importantly, a journey throughout which we pushed each other to the limits. A journey throughout which teacher and students brought the best out of each other…

It’s true that tomorrow is the end of the journey the way we’ve experienced it so far, but it is for sure the beginning of a new journey the way we shape it and the way we want it to be.

It’s true that I’ll miss a lot of our moments, but it is also true that we’ll create new memorable ones in a new different way.

It’s true that some people just sneak into your heart and it would be hard to grow apart from them, but it is also true that if they were in your heart they’re never away or apart…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28485829@N07/sets/72157626541123619/ (Please check link for more pictures.)

Weaam Magdy Alaidi, a 13-year-old ambitious and passionate Egyptian young lady, is sharing with us today one of her African Adventures. Weaam was wowed and inspired by the beauty of Kenya, as well as by its diversity, culture and nature. Those are some of the memories she holds dear to her heart.


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