...It has to get worse before it can get better! Why? Because therein lie life lessons and wisdom which will help us through our days. If it doesn't get worse we won't learn the lesson and we won't be ready to move on. So, don't count your tears - count your blessings. Let those tears comfort your soul and know that it will get better. Remember who created us? He's holding us and guiding us. Really, the onus is on us - to learn the lesson and improve our live and tread the path upon the deen - the siratul mustaqeem - the straight path. We want Jannah al-Firdaus right? Let's work for it! :)
...Our pious predecessors achieved so much and they were skilled in more than one area. Not only did they have intense taqwa of Allah but also believed in themselves. YOU too can achieve greatness. Become a jack of multiple trades and a master of all! I'm on that! Are YOU? Because if I can do it then so can YOU! :)
Just read a post by a Entrep sister in Singapore whom I also call my mentor and she said what I've believed for many years now that we can be 'Jack of Multiple trades and Master of All'. Yes YOU Can! If I can do it - so can YOU! Don't let anyone limit YOU or your skills or abilities. Dream your dream and make it happen. You can specialise in multiple trades and you can master them. If I can YOU can to. Just go for it.
Start the day with Prayer and Qur'an and your day will be full of success. If you want to be successful in each area of your life then establish regular prayer at its fixed appointed time because prayer invites us to success and if you want some heart and soul therapy and if you're looking for some answers in life then read the Qur'an. Establish your life around your five daily prayers and success is yours!
Spend time with loved ones - young and old - as there is so much to learn from everyone and you learn so much about yourself. So if you want to grow and become a better you do spend time with loved ones. Even if some are negative - you'll still learn lots about yourself :)
Want to make someone feel unique and special? Refer to them/call to them by their first name! Too many times we make things too impersonal. By calling someone by their first name - especially same age group, friends, colleagues you make a lot of difference and make them feel special. (But when it comes to authority figures or those older than you use appropriate terms iA). From NADIA to YOU! :)
...Some women are much stronger than you think. Just because they may dress simple, eat simple, live simple doesn't mean they are not worthy. Just because they don't wear flashy clothes or make up doesn't mean they are unattractive. In fact its these women who hold together a family and make a weak man stronger. Don't dismiss these women. Why? Because they have devoted their souls for its true purpose - the worship of God! They are rare, but they are! Be Creative. Be Passionate. Be on Purpose. #WTHAI2013
...Keep doing the good for the sake of Allah. Don't stop! Honestly - because in doing what you're doing, you don't realise the difference you've made in someone's life - and this is truly a gift from God for both the giver (you) and receiver (the other person). Remember our intentions. If we always renew them at each point then we won't let our ego get the best of us!
Don't just look at other people living their dreams. Ask, 'How can I live my dreams and make them a reality' and then go achieve your dreams. Nothing came out of nothing. Its called hard work, patience and perseverance. Go make it happen. Be Creative. Be Passionate. Be on Purpose. #WTHAI2013
In this moment just be grateful to God and thank Him that you're breathing. Because if you're breathing and reading this right now it means you still have a chance to mend things right, you still have a chance to pray and read Qur'an, you still have a chance to make your dreams a reality. So thank God for this moment and make this moment count!
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