Cycling in Alexandria : In the rain!!!!

A group of alexandrians have come up with an awesome idea (because we rock !!) to create a group on facebook that meets every friday morning at Montazah

On the Alexandrian beach front and ride their bicycles all the way to Qauitbay fort

The group appeared as a segment on the famous Cairo today show

The aim of the group is to enjoy the beuatiful mediterranean city of Alexandria and encourage the use of bycicles as transport instead of cars

Today was my 4th ride two of my friends tagged along and it was so amazing and exhilirating it poured non stop from Stanley bridge to Bibliotheca Alexandrina

I has my Ipod on shuffle and just enjoyed the music , my thoughts and the  beautiful city I just had to stop and take a picture with my cell phone

Then just as we were nearing our destination The song that came on was perfect for my mood

Top of the world - Kate Voegele

I took a few pictures of my fellow cyclists

Peace on all of you :-)

What do you do with patience?

The lovely jessy over at chocolate mints in a jar
had a pretty strong status on her facebook profile a few days ago

It read :"I have something more important than courage, I have patience."

A powerful quote created by Micheal Jordan's brand for the NBA ad campaign

Day in day out we chat via e-mail and at the end of each email she sends me I see that quote it kept drumming in my head patience and courage

Having patience is indeed more important than courage but then what?

Today the question just popped out

RJay: Jessy what are you doing with YOUR patience?

Jessy: How do you mean? doing ? what do you do with patience crazy crazy sister hehe

Rjay : I mean what do you do with your kindness , ur fire ur smarts??

god given morals and attributes do u just leave them lying around or what? what do you use them for? what goal do you use them to achieve? WHAT ARE you doing with your patience ? or are you just leaving it lying around??

Jessy: lol u do nothing
u share them with the world

I liked her answer you share them with the world because that's how you make the world a better place

If you use your patience with the world and the people around you

Wouldn't that make the world a better place?

Then I thought "I know what I will do with my patience "

I will use it to let people show me who they really are I won't judge them or shun them because I was to quick to write them off as different

I will wait I will be patient and I will let the world show me it's true self

What about you ?? what will you do with that one strength you know you have to make the world a better place...........

What are YOU doing for Gaza?

I will get right to the point no emotional introduction

Other than watch the news and horrendous pictures of the israeli massacre of our palestinian brothers , sisters , and children

What have YOU done for Gaza today

Looked at their dead maimed corpses? cried with their widows on the news? passed on emails?

I'm sorry for my cruelty but you have done NOTHING for them if that is all you have done


No excuses every single person in the world can donate to Gazza IF you live in ANTARTICA you can wire money to numerous releif funds

Google it or you can go here

In our case here in Egypt the two most prominent and reliable sources are

-The arab doctors association (call up 140 from a landline and get their number)

The Egyptian Medical syndicate
(they take money, blankets and clothes) also if you are a doctor and would like to volunteer it is possible

Also if you are a business man or someone who thinks they can help out with services contact any organization in your country (in Egypt you can visit the Medical syndicate offices which are found on the site)and ask to speak to the committee in charge and give them your suggestions

Can't do that PRAY muslim or christian please pray PRAY long and hard for them

Not religous? EDUCATE educate the people around you to the things they can do, go online educate non arabs who view palestinians as terrorists

Be polite , and calm do not insult anyone even if their views are radical or extreme

Educate yourself on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and it's history
Have facts and sources to back them up , then pass it on.

And for all the people out there who live in countries that allow more things to be done such as lobbying or demonstrations please don't hesitate

They need us.....

Every day when you wake up ask yourself what have I done TODAY for Gazza?


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