I haven’t been updating my blog for quite some time now. Haven’t been productive lately and each time I type wordpress.com, I get caught up reading blog posts from other bloggers…Before I know it, it’s bedtime and I am off to bed.
Anyway, 2013 is coming and I will be blogging about it. My new goal is to blog a little bit more and there are a list of things I intend to do.Till then, I’ll be back soon..
It’s the beautiful month of Syawal. Happy Eid Mubarak to those who are celebrating. Eid is a huge celebration in Malaysia. This is the moment where families will get together, visit relatives and friends and just enjoy the celebration of relations. My family’s small but it’s perfect for me. Most importantly, I got to spend time with my family and I have won the battle against myself to be able to fast for almost one month in the holy month of Ramadhan. That’s the whole purpose of Eid. It’s to reward oneself for being able to restrain from…well…mainly lust and desire for the sake of getting God’s blessings.
“O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint.”
I feel that the above quote sums up how I feel about my work lately. I know I’m heading towards the right direction for my career but I cannot help but feel a bit down lately because I have to do something that I do not like. In every job, I am sure that there is a certain aspect that we may not like but ultimately, we have to do it in order to get to where we want.
Smile, toughen up, go for the ride and rely on Allah for His support and blessing! InsyaAllah, I will get through this.
I read a book by Lisa Jewell and I have to admit that it’s a very interesting book. It’s not your typical chic lit kind of book.
It has a different storyline. When I first read the synopsis of the book at Popular Bookstore in IOI Mall, I was immediately drawn to the book. It’s about a secret that will change the lives of people who have never met before in their life. Also, it has such a beautiful cover. Another plus point!
I thought it’s a love story but it’s not. It’s about how three different people who were born out of sperm donation. How different each and everyone of their lives were and how they eventually got reunited.
Along the way there were secrets revealed that made sense of their lives and eventually draws them together. The story is more of self-discovery and appreciating one’s life and accepting the fact that everyone’s journey in life is different and each of our life story makes us uniquely who we are.
This book is definitely worth reading as it made me realise my life may not be perfect, but so is everyone else’s and that’s what make me uniquely me. It also validates my believe that no bond is stronger that family.
It has taken me a while to be able to be truly appreciative of what I have, where I am and what I’ve gone through. Life is indeed beautiful when
a) you are firstly grateful with what you have instead of focusing on what others have that you have yet to have in your life.
b) every time you mind wanders back into the past, you are able to pause, stop yourself from thinking about what has happened/ what you had;
c) you direct your thought to what you want instead of looking back at what has gone wrong or what you’ve lost.
The steps above have indeed make me a happier person now. The most important thing of all is;
“to continuosly pray for what you want and believe that the Creator of The Universe, will manifests it for you”
Till then, Stay focused on what you want instead of what you don’t!