Wednesday, August 24, 2011

~ The Gifts ~

(this is where I found the fish)

21st August 2011 .....

" Umi ... come quickly " fatin, my third daughter shouted from downstairs as she opened the front door.
" What !!! " I shouted back at her, while running down the stairs.
" Look ! " She pointed at something black infront her car.

It's a fish just infront her car. Wondering from where this fish come from. Its heavy rain last night, but nobody here got fish pond , no river nearby also. So where on earth this fish come from.

I called my relative asking what should I do with this fish. All telling me to keep this fish.
Hmmmm ... I have no other option than to keep it.

Further more they said it is ramadhan the blessed month .. so maybe there is something Allah wants to show me .

22nd August 2011 .........

(Puteri Arsyhia Adnie At-Terawis)

That afternoon ........Nabila my eldest daughter called me ... complaining labor pain . I tried to calm her and asked to do some wirid . I urge my son-inlaw to take her to hospital qucikly. I can't accompany her as I stayed quite far and have to wait for Fatin to come back.

A few minutes before 7.00 pm .... got a message from my son-inlaw he got a baby girl .... Alhamdulilah .....

Saturday, August 20, 2011

~ Reflection ~

Reflection .........

When we retire at night, we constructively review our day.
Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid?
Do we owe an apology?
Have we kept something to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once? Were we kind and loving toward all?
What could we have done better?
Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time?
Or were we thinking of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of life?

But we must be careful not to drift into worry, remorse or morbid reflection, for that would diminish our usefulness to others. After making our review we ask Allah’s forgiveness and inquire what corrective measures should be taken.

On awakening let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead. We consider our plans for the day. Before we begin, we ask Allah to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives. Under these conditions we can employ our mental faculties with assurance, for after all Allah gave us brains to use. Our thought-life will be placed on a much higher plane when our thinking is cleared of wrong motives.

In thinking about our day we may face indecision. We may not be able to determine which course to take. Here we ask Allah for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision. We relax and take it easy. We don’t struggle. We are often surprised how the right answers come after we have tried this for a while. What used to be the hunch or the occasional inspiration gradually becomes a working part of the mind. Being still inexperienced and having just made conscious contact with Allah, it is not probable that we are going to be inspired at all times.

We might pay for this presumption in all sorts of absurd actions and ideas. Nevertheless, we find that our thinking will, as time passes, be more and more on the plane of inspiration. We come to rely upon it.
We usually conclude the period of meditation with a prayer that we be shown all through the day what our next step is to be, that we be given whatever we need to take care of such problems. We ask especially for freedom from self-will, and are careful to make no request for ourselves only. We may ask for ourselves, however, if others will be helped. We are careful never to pray for our own selfish ends. Many of us have wasted a lot of time doing that and it doesn’t work. You can easily see why.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

~ Burden ~

Knowledge is a burden ...if it robs you of innocence.
Knowledge is a burden ...if it is not integrated into life.

Knowledge is a burden ...if it doesn't bring joy.

Knowledge is a burden... if it gives you an idea that you are wise.
Knowledge is a burden... if it doesn't set you free.
Knowledge is a burden... if it makes you feel you are special.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

~ A Slice of Life ~

Life is too short . Most of us look to live past our seventies and perhaps well into our eighties and nineties. However, there are no guarantees in life. We must all learn to live life now while we can, because our lives can be gone in just a blink of an eye.

Life is less about finding answers than it is about seeking them.

An ideal life is not a steady, consistent progression. It involves 2 steps forward and anywhere from 1 to 3 steps back. It involves peaks and valleys. The peaks feed your soul and fuel your strength to endure the valleys. The valleys feed your heart and build your wisdom to appreciate the peaks.

Whatever ideal life I can envision with clarity will always remain elusive. The true ideal is one I cannot see. It will only be revealed to me in time, and it will only be revealed if I keep my eyes and my heart open enough to see it.

The only certainty in life is that it will be fraught with uncertainty.

Promises are not guarantees, and even guarantees can be voided by the uncertainties of life. Each promise that is fulfilled should be recognized for the gift it truly is.

If I limit my expectations to the unexpected, I will never regret what never comes to be.

I thrive on stories and dreams, the greatest of which highlight compassion, understanding and brotherhood, and serve as reminders that love and faith really can conquer all.

Life really is a walk in the least, that's where the filter is, the one that sorts fiction from truth and helps me to see who's really behind the curtain.

Love is not a guarantees towards happiness. Love comes and goes unexpectedly. It will fade due to certain circumstances. Don't place high hope on love. It will leave you broken hearted.

Our kids were an asset. Take good care of them. They are truly a gift from Allah, love them and Insyallah they will love you back.

A bad marriages gave a great impact on life. The experiences make you more careful in making decision and make you more wiser in every steps that we make.

Many of us go through life thinking that tomorrow is just another day. We think that we can always see family and friends another time. We put off things until tomorrow. Perhaps we all need to celebrate life now and cherish the good times while we can.

Time waits for no one and you can’t put time in the bank. Perhaps we need to get out and “Live. Love, Laugh” a little more and get on with life. The slice of life may be big or small but we need to “Live to our full potential and not waste it."