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Finding Home Through Poetry | Najwa Zebian


Drawing on her experiences growing up in different countries and struggling to find a place where she felt she belonged, Najwa Zebian revelas the power of the spoken and written word. She demonstrates how words can pave the journey that leads us to our home, to a place where we feel we belong, understood and valued, and most importantly where we feel worthy of feeling that way.
Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese Canadian educator based in London, Ontario, Canada. Her passion for creative expression was evident from a young age as she delved into Arabic poetry and novels. She arrived to Canada at sixteen years of age and pursued higher education. In 2011, she became a teacher and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership as she teaches high school students.

Did you read “because you are a good heart” from #thenectarofpain?

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Did you read “because you are a good heart” from #thenectarofpain? This is inspired from that page. ❤

P.302 in #thenectarofpain
Here’s the thing about people with good hearts. They give you excuses when you don’t explain yourself. They accept apologies you don’t give. They see the best in you when you don’t need them to. At your worst, they lift you up, even if it means putting their priorities aside. The word “busy” does not exist in their dictionary. They make time, even when you don’t. And you wonder why they’re the most sensitive people. You wonder why they’re the most caring people. You wonder why they are willing to give so much of themselves with no expectation in return. You wonder why their existence is not so essential to your well-being. It’s because they don’t make you work hard for the attention they give you. They accept the love they think they’ve earned, and you accept the love you think you’re entitled to. Let me tell you something. Fear the day when a good heart gives up on you. Our skies don’t become gray out of nowhere. Our sunshine does not allow the darkness to take over for no reason. A heart does not turn cold unless it’s been treated with coldness for a while.

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