Friday, December 12, 2014

Magic Monday/5


Mondays are full of madness! Mondays for most people brings out the colour blue (Monday Blues). But like so many things, is it just a figment of our imagination? So if we change our attitute, is it possible to change Manic Monday into Magic Monday? What if we feed it into our system that Monday will be a grand day? It will be a day when our energy levels will be the higest because we will be refreshed after a break and that we will start a new week with zest and high spirits! What if we tell ourselves at the start of the week that this week we will be unstoppable, be a powerhouse and race ahead,  could it change things? I believe it could :)


And believing is the first step towards changing things for good !! :)

This is my fifth post in the Magical Monday series of inspirational stories aimed at motivating us to bring out our best on the first day of the week! Today the story is about a braveheart who took a bullet in her head for the cause of others and survived it. Malala yousafzai is the only Pakistani and the youngest person in the world to get a nobel prize.
Malala Yousafzai (image by google)


Malala is a native of Swat Valley,  Pakistan where there is a dominance of the militant Taliban outfit. Malala's family runs a chain of schools in the valley and she is an activist of the cause of girl education. Taliban being a conservative group of hardliners do not suppor equal rights for women and do not encourage education of girls. In early 2009, Malala wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban occupation, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls in the Swat Valley. The following summer an American journalist made a documentary about her life in the backdrop of  Pakistani army fighting against Taliban's attempts to take control of the valley. Malala rose in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television, and she was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by South African activist Desmond Tutu.

On the afternoon of 9 October 2012, Yousafzai boarded her school bus in the northwest Pakistani district of Swat. A gunman asked for her by name, then pointed a pistol at her and fired three shots. One bullet hit the left side of Yousafzai's forehead, travelled under her skin through the length of her face, and then went into her shoulder. The responsibility for this heinous crime was taken by Taliban. The days immediately following the attack, she remained unconscious and in critical condition, but later her condition improved enough for her to be sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham , England, for intensive rehabilitation.

On recovery Malala again started her efforts to champion the cause of education for girls. This teenager has shown such courage and unbreakable spirit which is a inspiration to all. She was recently awarded the nobel peace Prize and I believe that nobody could have deserved it more. Her speech on the receiving the nobel prize was a mirror to her fearless brave soul. A salute to her!

18 comments:

Fred Hawson said...

Thank you for telling me more about Malala. She has been in the news because of her Nobel peace prize -- the youngest ever laureate and I was curious to know more about this remarkable heroine.

Louise Banta said...

I have seen her interviews from the different international documentary & news channels and never really knew more about until this post. Thanks for sharing. She's very inspiring. She's a lady of courage and determination. I would want to fight for something someday also and leave e legacy to the world to continue. It takes a lot of guts to go against something really controversial but if we know it will be for the better of many more people, we should learn to stand up and do something. Just like what she did. :)

Sin Yee said...

The first time knowing Malala. Thanks for sharing her story to us. It is really an inspiring writing.

Tiffany Yong W.T. said...

This is a very inspirational story! I admire her for her strong survival skills!

Russ R. said...

Malala's courage and determination are truly admirable. I hope this bravery inspires more people that even at a young age, we can make a difference in the world.

Franc said...

Malala really deserve her nobel prize. Her story is inspiring and she is really brave to stand up for people's rights.

Sim @ SimsLife.co.uk said...

Lovely post! Malala is an inspiration! Simone x

Yuh Jiun said...

wow this is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing and now I get to know more about Malala :D

Khushboo Motihar said...

Malala is truly a inspiration for me and all the youngsters across the world. It was great getting to know her better from your post :)

Angelo The Explorer said...

She deserves the Nobel Prize. She is a very brave girl and her determination to stand for what is right and the right for education was amazing!

eLaNaKcL said...

Always love your inspiring sharing. I don't know about Malala, thanks for introducing her story to me. :D

Eliz Obih-Frank said...

Malala has a great future ahead of her and many gifts to share. I was delighted when she won the Nobel Peace Prize and I believe she will make a great difference in this world.

Raymond Vasquez said...

I always say, a life well lived, is a life well shared. To shed and bleed for a brother and friend, is the ultimate expression of being human. :-)

Akinlonu temitope said...

Still don't know what the militants have against girls education. Educations should be for all and not a one-sided thing i just hope in the nearest future things will turn a new leave over there. I love her bravery and hope her efforts are crowned someday

Chinky Magtibay said...

She really is very inspiring - at such a young age with very dangerous circumstances. I hope that more people in the world will be able to know about her story and life convictions.

Chinky Magtibay said...

She really is very inspiring - at such a young age with very dangerous circumstances. I hope that more people in the world will be able to know about her story and life convictions.

Julianne Caparos said...

Such a touching story and she's a very brave girl even after going through the ordeal... An inspiration to everyone.

Gillian Ong said...

A very touching and inspirational story and I'm sure she'll go on to be greater in life!