One sided convos

I hate convos that go like

Me: blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Friend: Hmm
Me: blah blah blah blah blah
Friend: K.
Me: blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
Friend: Nice
Me: BLAH BLAH
Friend: Hmm K.
Me: I honestly don’t think this is working
Friend: But we talk so much.

SERIOUSLY PEOPLE?!

I want to see what a person would do if I spoke to him face to face like that?

Think, Ponder, Take time

Feel like you’re constantly surrounded by people with not even a second to sit and think quietly.
For many it does get hard to find time for yourself and just sit and think about everything. Wanting to be alone at times is nothing to feel bad or weird about, in fact it is necessary to detach yourself from the world and put things in your perspective once in a while.

I make it a point to find time for myself. It’s my number one tip for staying sane in an insane world. I spend alteast one day in each month to find at least a few hours just by myself and just in my room.

I find that sitting on the beach just listening to the birds chirping, the waves coming in, the wind rustling the leaves and the distant but audible noise of the cars and people going about their daily jobs.

But getting back to the topic, I think it’s very important to find some quality alone time. So next time you feel like there’s too much going on and your brain may burst, take sow time out to sit and think about those things and organize your thoughts. Just like a closet, our brain too needs organizing and cleaning once in a while.

Life lately

I very rarely post about what’s going on in my life and that’s mainly because my life is pretty boring. But recently, things have got so much better; I have a job, I’m actually interested in what I’m studying, 🙂 Life is perfect. But I’m not going to take it for granted because I know nothing stays the same forever and I know problems are lurking around the corner. I’m not pessimistic, I’m just trying to tell myself not to take anything or anyone for granted. I’m going to enjoy every minute of happiness, so I can fight the problems with all my strength.

Problems are an inevitable part of our lives. There isn’t a single person on this planet that doesn’t have a problem. And the funny thing is, I’m okay with problems. Not in some twisted way, but in a way that if I didn’t have problems, I wouldn’t have appreciated my good times. That’s mainly the reason why God gives us problems, He doesn’t want you to forget Him. He doesn’t need us, but He knows that we need Him and He doesn’t want us to forget that. We wouldn’t have problems of we just thanked God for everything ok out life. Instead, because the human nature is selfish, we only tend to remember God when we have a problem. Wouldn’t you feel bad if your child only came to you when he needed something? Then what about our Creator? Isn’t He bigger than our parents? Doesn’t He deserve more love and respect than our parents?

This is a reminder firstly to myself and then to everybody else, because I’m not perfect and I do tend to do exactly what I say not to. So I’m going to make sure that from today I thank Allah for all that He has given me and ask Him to forgive me for all that I have done wrong knowingly and unknowingly.
May God bless us all and may He forgive us.

Keep smiling 🙂
Cheers

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Moving on

I'm moving on 
Leaving behind the pain and scars 
Making a fresh a new start 
Taking the reins 
Playing the games 
In this world of fame 
I will not forget my aims 
We might meet again 
But I won't be the same
and you'll have lost your chance 
All your efforts will be in vain 
Because now I'm truly moving on

Hypocrisy – the new truth

Haven’t we heard the saying practice what you preach far too many times in our lifetime? Yet, is it what we do? Do we actually do what we tell others to do? Most of us would answer No. So doesn’t that make us all hypocrites at some points in our lives?

Accept it or not, we all think we are better than the next person and we all believe that it gives us the right to correct or preach to other people. But what we don’t bother doing is correcting ourselves, we don’t bother looking in the mirror before unleashing our full fledged criticism on others.

How many times have you talked to someone and said, “oh, you know, so-and-so, she’s such a gossip or she’s such a miser” but have you considered that what you are doing right at that moment by telling another person about someone is also gossip? Have you considered how you would react if you lost a huge amount of your money? Wouldn’t you be a miser after that too?

So dear friends, a piece of advice firstly to myself and to all of you is to first make sure you are doing what you tell others to do and a better advice would be that if you have nothing good to say, then keep silent.

Money: the oxygen of life

In Harry potter, Dumbledore once said: “As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all – the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.”

 This statement is the perfect way to describe what humans are all about. No matter how good, or pious or religious we are, there will always be one thing that we can never let go of; money.  

Most of us claim to believe in God and death and paradise and hell, and we even believe that we can’t take the money that we have in this life to the next, yet, we try to hoard as much money as we can. There are also people  that show just how foolish they are by creating lavish graves for themselves complete with a music system and chandeliers (seriously?!).

Most of us also hold true to the belief that everything is in God’s hand and that we will receive our due because God is just in all aspects. Yet when we lose money, we go on to behave like it’s the end if the world. Where is our belief in God then? 

There may be times when we lend money to people or give charity, but in time we start feeling arrogant and proud of ourselves and many a times we make the person we gave money to, feel humiliated by reminding them of our favor. These are the times that we forget that the money we have is also from God and it was God who wanted you to give the money to that person. We forget that nothing lasts forever, and in this world, where money slips from our hands like water, we spend our whole lives chasing it not caring about who we hurt.

From the old to the middle aged to the young, no one is safe from the traps of money. Yes, there are a selected few that actually don’t care about money but I have yet to meet one of them and when I do, I want to know exactly what they do in order to save themselves and that’s exactly what I will do. Till then, I ask God to save us from the evil of money.  

 

World as we know it –

Walking through the halls of high schools is quite similar to walking through a battle field… you are never quite sure what you will find lying around the bend… everyone seems to be thinner, taller, blonder, prettier, and tanner than you… they all seem to be having the time of their lives despite the educational setting… they all seem to have the most friends and the most people to say hello to walking through the halls. Well, life isn’t what it seems. Most of those people just surround themselves with others because they are too deathly scared to be alone. They are so scared that they aren’t really friends, they just pretend… because without those people they would be nothing. They hurt just like you do. They notice the imperfections in their own faces as well even though your eyes cannot see them. They notice how the girl next to them is taller and thinner… even though you don’t. Maybe sometimes it’s what you don’t see that makes you more alike than you’ll ever know.

Have you ever felt like this? Have you ever known some, Taller, thinner, prettier girl, just to realize that she has the same insecurities as you do. We all are alike in many ways that we don’t know yet and it’s cause we all have a sense of vulnerability, we all have hopes and dreams, but we also have fears and things that we hurt us. This quote reminded me of a song I had learned in Year 5 and this is how it goes:

It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears,

It’s a world of hopes and a world of fears

There’s so much that we share,
It is time we’re aware.
It’s a small small world.

It’s a small world after all,
It’s a small world after all,
There’s so much that we share,
It is time we’re aware.
It’s a small small world.

There is just one moon and a golden sun,
And a smile means friendship to everyone,
Though the mountains divide,
And the oceans are wide,
It’s a small small world.

It’s a small world after all,
It’s a small world after all,
There’s so much that we share,
It is time we’re aware.
It’s a small small world.