30 Days 30 Inspiring Stories, Overview

September 23, 2015

People amaze me. With their strength; their courage; their resilience; their tenacity; their compassion.  I think there’s nothing more powerful or empowering than feeling inspired by the personal story of another – learning from their struggles and triumphs, gaining strength from their patience and determination, feeling emboldened by their resolve and commitment.  As a writer of personal stories, and as Chief Inspiration Officer of MoverMoms, I have the privilege of learning people’s stories and sharing them with others — from a man at a homeless shelter, a former mayor of an African town, writing a book to encourage young people to dream big; to hundreds of girls in remote villages in Pakistan and India clutching their pencils as tight as their dreams; to Nobel Peace prize winners starting a movement by planting a seed or raising their voice.

This Ramadan, each day we’ll share an inspiring story of a Muslim. There are so many to choose from; I could fill the entire month just by writing about members of my family who inspire me.  I’ll narrow it down by choosing people I’ve met, gotten to know, or interviewed, so I can share a personal insight. Ramadan, after all, is about being our best selves; let’s feel inspired by the conviction and kindness of others. It’s also about helping those less fortunate; with each story, we’ll include a link to the organization they are involved with or that they support, so we can give generously.
Please share your stories too, of people of all faiths, who you’ve met and felt inspired by; write a comment on the blog, facebook page, or email me at salmahasanali@yahoo.com.
30 Days 30 Inspiring Stories. InshAllah.

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  • Reply tubazahra June 15, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Its back 🙂 waaow !

    • Reply 30deeds June 18, 2015 at 10:04 am

      Ramadan Mubarak Tuba.Hope all is well; thanks for tuning in again! And please do share the link with your friends and on social media. Salma

  • Reply Marsha Seidelman June 16, 2015 at 12:06 am

    Hi Salma –

    Good to hear from you – the years seem to fly by. Looking forward to reading all the entries. You do cross paths with some of the most amazing people! But it’s not by chance- as one of Danielle’s soccer coaches used to say, “you make your own luck”. You value other people’s good deeds, gain energy and use it to do good for others. You’re a powerful positive force.

    Have an inspiring Ramadan! For Yom Kippur, it’s common to wish someone an easy fast. If it’s appropriate, I wish the same for you each day dear friend! I look forward to sharing your stories over the next 30 days!

    Hugs, Marsha

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Reply 30deeds June 18, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Thank you so much Marsha, your words mean so much to me. Thank you for being part of this journey with me; yes, we too wish each other an ‘easy’ fast and a blessed, fulfilling, peaceful month. InshAllah. I want to ask you a favor – will you share the blog with your friends and spread the word, and encourage people to subscribe to the blog and/or like the Facebook page at 30days30deeds. There is too much hate and intolerance in the world; hopefully these stories will spread some understanding, respect and love. Thank you, and see you soon I hope, Salma

  • Reply Ami June 16, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Salma- You never cease to amaze me with your heart, spirit and desire to dive deep on experience, wisdom and insights about humanity. Thank you for inspiring me. Man blessings for Ramadan. I would love to share some ideas with you as I know VITAL VOICES celebration is tonight. I will be thinking about you and the power of the positive female stories of resilience as well.

    • Reply 30deeds June 18, 2015 at 10:11 am

      Thank you my dear friend; thank you for being on this journey with me, as we try and promote respect and tolerance and love in the world through storytelling and community building. I want to ask a favor – will you share this blog with your friends near and wide, ask people to follow it by subscribing to the blog or liking the Facebook page at 30days30deeds. There is too much hate and intolerance in the world; hopefully these stories will spread some understanding and love and inspiration. We have to keep trying …
      Love, Salma

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