Message to a Refugee Mini Project

I was surprised at how long my “tattoo” was staying and wanted to get a photo of it for my Happiness Box. I decided to write a special note about how our stories intertwine. I wrote “Ashway ma al-mustajir. Ana aklah ma al-mustajir” which translates into “I walk with the refugee. I cook with the refugee.” That’s what I did on day #1 and continue to do while the “tattoo” is still imprinted on me. Figured it might be an interesting way to practice Arabic. J


Unfortunately, tonight is the last night for the message since the “tattoo” most likely won’t be on my arm tomorrow. However, our stories still intertwine and I will continue to tell their stories.

I can’t wait to open these when I open my Happiness Box and scrapbooking them!

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

One thought on “Message to a Refugee Mini Project”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I’m all verklempt now! What a unique and inspiring idea, dear friend! I am impressed by your message to a refugee project. You are absolutely right about what you expressed in that note. As his story fades from your arm, possibly as early as tomorrow, it will never fade from your heart. I believe you would make a wonderful teacher for refugees. I admire the plaque that states “Scatter Kindness.”

    Thank you for playing show and tell, dear friend JM, and enjoy the rest of your week!


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