Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Be grateful in life

Sometimes there are things in our life that aren't meant to happen. Like how you wish your life to be as simple as Cinderella's for an instance. To meet and dance with your price charming at the ball and become his queen the day after. It sounds great to be Cinderella, isn't it?

Pardon me for giving you this unconvincingly feeble example.
It's the only thing that I could think of.

I grew up watching and reading fairy tales, prince charming and castles. Hence, I guess it explains my personality. I've always put my hopes too high in everything. Maybe because of the idea that happy ending and prince charming do exist, it makes you think that it's not impossible to own a life as such. Sometimes that's what leads me into disappointment later. But as I grew older, I've learned a lot of lessons for each trial that I've encountered in life. As cliché as it sounds, I have to agree that experience is the best teacher.

What I've been trying to say is sometimes we can't always have what we want. But that doesn't mean what we receive will not work perfectly according to how we want it to be. It's okay to be a dreamer, to have expectations and to experience disappointment in life. Through all these, we learn to value ourselves and appreciate our efforts. This doesn't merely apply in relationship but in everything we do.

When I was little, to study abroad was a dream to die for. I'm grateful to have achieved what I've been dreaming of to achieve and to have wonderful supporters in my life. My family and cousins, I feel blessed to have them. Thank you, Allah. It may seems simple to those who read but it wasn't an easy journey. I'm not a perfect human being. I've been through ups and downs and experienced failure many times. At times, I'd wake up in the morning feeling demotivated and thought that it was already too much for me. But only then I discovered that not a single thing in life happens without reasons. Trust me, He will never put us in a situation that we cannot bear. Believe in yourself.

There's another thing that I'd like to share. Never do something without seeking His help. This is something that I need to remind myself constantly. As I reminisce those days when the offer letters came, it was a joyful moment yet a confusing one for me. But that's the beauty of being tested, it strengthens your relationship with The Creator and your reliance in Him. Alhamdulillah. I was confused and couldn't decide whether to pursue with it or to let it go. Then I thought the only way out for me is to ask His help through istikharah. So, I did it. It took me less than ten minutes to perform this prayer but the impacts of seeking His help are greater than what I expected. All it takes is just sincerity and sacrifice.

It's easy to say than to practice.
It's easy to write than to experience.

But what words can do is motivate.
That's why when we read the Qur'an and understand its meaning, we find ourselves calm and all of a sudden we feel the strength to carry on with our life. It's not just because we can read and understand it but because the Qur'an contains beautiful words chosen by Him which motivate us to go further. Subhanallah. Therefore, I hope my words can help to motivate you.

Until then.

1 comment:

  1. such an inspiring entry..
    thanks kak ieka..
    hope to meet you one day.. :')