Things I said Alhumdulillah for in January 2017…

 Alhumdulillah means “All Praise is due to God” and are the words uttered by a Muslim when he/she is expressing gratitude to Allah. I find myself saying this numerous times a day and this post is a collection of moments when I have said Alhumdulillah during the past month.

Things I said Alhumdulillah for in January:

  1. Looking back at memories from last month’s trip to India and missing it very much. Never thought I would be saying that!
  2. Having the nightmarish phase of a jetlagged Master Z finally pass and have him settle back into routine. I solemnly vow never to stray from THE ROUTINE again. Ever.
  3. Getting to know other wonderful mums at Mummy Toddler Play Dates!
  4. Watching Master Z take on so many new activities in his stride and watch his confidence grow and blossom.
  5. Enjoying a great Family day out at Legoland Water Park.
  6. Staying in touch with the baby brother, Mr A, and cousins back home in UK and cheering them on for their success. Proud Big Sister moment!
  7. Becoming the Brand Ambassador for Music Monkeys and enjoying their classes at KidsHQ.
  8. Having a bench to sit on whilst waiting for almost 3 hours to see Shahrukh Khan show up at Arabian Centre. I don’t think I would have survived that long without that bench! How do people do it at music festivals etc?!
  9. Celebrating my 2nd Blogiversary! Whoop Whoop!
  10. Finally feeling like I am recovering from a deathly cold…slowly but surely.
  11. Catching a glimpse of the illusive Dubai winter rain…ok more like drizzle. At least it was something!

I want to take this opportunity to thank Ayeina for sending me the beautiful #AlhumdulillahForSeries Journal, which allows you to jot down your own list of things you are grateful for. Check out their Instagram account hereand be sure to enter the giveaway over on my Instagram for your chance to win these beautifully illustrated journals!

These are just a few of the many times I uttered the words Alhumdulillah this month. Check out what I was thankful for last month here Also, here’s a list of what I was thankful for in January last year! What are you thankful for? Feel free to share your moments in the comments section below! 


  • AYEINA January 31, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Honored to be a part of your beautiful blog ❤ looking forward to see what next month brings 🙂

    • Zeyna S. February 7, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Thank you! Your journals are beautiful.

  • Diorella Joy February 2, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Congratulations on this great achievement! Keep it up! <3

    • Zeyna S. February 7, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Thank you Diorella! 😊💕

  • Tarana Khan February 4, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Great read! Did you get to see Shahrukh?

    • Zeyna S. February 7, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks, and yes we did! He didn’t stay for too long but it was still good fun!

  • Abigail February 6, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Wohoo! Happy 2nd blog anniversary.

  • farzana nazrul February 6, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Congratulations. Happy 2nd blog anniversary! Awesome blog!

  • Shea February 9, 2017 at 9:40 am

    You. Had. Rain. {insert sigh} #jealous

    • Zeyna S. February 12, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      haha, is there none in Abu Dhabi yet? We are set for a dull week ahead and I really miss the sunshine already!


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