|Assalammualaikum (May Peace Be Upon You) 🌻 Strive to be compassionate. ❤|
My students: Teacher Hana, are you really a teacher?
Me: looked at my kids (puzzled)
My students: Did you come down from the clouds with a fairy?
Me: Hahaha, do you think I'm an angel?
My students: ah, yes.
My students: Do you think we are really children, Teacher Hana?
Me: Who are you?
"Tiada duka yang abadi di dunia
Tiada sepi merantaimu selamanya
Malam ‘kan berakhir, hari ‘kan berganti
Takdir hidup ‘kan dijalani."
- Opick: Tiada duka yang abadi
"But does love wear out?
Does it break or bend?
Can you fix it or patch it?
Does it mend?"
"With time together, a smile, and a kiss - love can be mended with things like this."
"But what about when you're far away?
Does your love go too, or does it stay?"
"Look up at the stars.
They're far away.
But their light reaches us at the end of each day.
It's like that with love -
We may be close,
We may be far,
But our love still surrounds us
Wherever we are."
Story: No matter what by Debi Gliori
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Rahim
"So verily, with the hardship, there is relief. Verily, with hardship there is relief.”
(Qur’an 94: 5-6)
You're a good person, a good soul.
Sometimes when your actions are bad, those actions are not you. Those are actions that you will learn from.
Remember your actions may affect who you become but your bad actions are not you.
You're a good persoh, a good soul.
How you see others can be a reflection of who you are .
What you see in others can be a reflection of what you're not.
In the context of being a human being
who are blessed with potentials and a mind to innovate,
Are we a follower or are we a change maker? Are we both a follower and a change maker?
Why are we a follower?
Why are we a change maker?
Why are we both?
What drives us?
What is stopping us?
Is it our upbringing?
Is it our faith?
Is it education?
Is it experiences?
Is it desire?
Is it divine?
Is it our purpose?
Is it our own created boundaries?
Is it our perceived perspectives?
Which ones are facts and which are lies?
Which ones are exaggerated?
Which ones are opinionated?
Which ones are fabricated?
Which ones are interconnected?
I pray we discover the answers.
I pray we discover through authe...
"Tidak ada penjara bagi jiwa manusia.
Tidak ada penjara bagi akal manusia.
Yang boleh dipenjara ialah jasad kita."
- Pahrol Mohd Juoi
"Jangan sering bernaung di atas gedung keruntuhan, terutama bila sekelompok kelawar telah menghuninya dan kegelapan telah menghampirinya. Carilah kicauan burung yang menembus cakerawala bersama sinar pagi yang cerah."
*Dr' Aidh Bin' Abdullah Al - Qarni*
"Tulisan ini tidak hanya ucapan indah yang berlalu begitu sahaja , akan tetapi dia adalah perasaan hati yang hidup pada setiap hurufnya, menggoncangkan denyut jantung orang yang membawanya dengan penuh kesabaran dan membakar kepiluannya dengan api."
* Dr' Aidh Bin' Abdullah Al - Qarni *
You came with so much goodness, dear.
Everyday I thank Allah for blessing me with the experiences we shared.
Even if it was just for a while.
Note to self & others keen to ponder:
They say ignorance can sometimes be a bliss.
Ignorance is poisonous in religion; both on the one practising a religion and the society living with it.
The harm it does ripples for generations to come, leaving traces of truths uncovered and sowing seeds of resentments.
Just like anything else, educating oneself correctly is key: the key to understanding and differentiating between truths and deceit.
I don't believe you came without a reason.
I don't believe you left without a reason either.
I never got to that point where I would finally be able to say that word to you. I imagined it so many times. How flawed I was believing that it would end the way I pictured it to be. I almost forgot the ultimate writer was never me at the first place. I am just enacting the chapters already written.
Like I told you many times before:
I gave my best in nurturing what we had. Eventually, the outcome is not in my hands.
Did our story really end where we left it?
I may never know.
The ultimate writer knows.
"They say don't let them in
Close your eyes and clear your thoughts again
But when I'm all alone, they show up on their own
'Cause inner demons fight their battles with fire
Inner demons don't play by the rules
They say "Just push them down, just fight them harder
Why would you give up on it so soon?"
So angels, angels please just keep on fighting
Angels don't give up on me today
'Cause the demons they are there, they just keep biting
'Cause inner demons just won't go away
So angels please, hear my prayer
Life is pain, life's not fair
So angels please, please stay here
Take the pain, take the fear
They say it won't be hard, they can't see the battles in my heart
But when I turn away
"Underneath the echoes
Buried in the shadows
There you were
Drawn into your mystery
I was just beginning
To see your ghost
But you must know
I'll be here waiting
Hoping, praying that
This light will guide you home
When you're feeling lost I'll leave my love
Hidden in the sun
For when the darkness comes."
- Colbie Cailat, When the darkness comes
On this date, I nurtured a pure bond and rediscovered my love of watching the stars. I gazed at those shimmering stars in awe.
Truly, I couldn't possibly feel closer to blossoming into a rose.
"You count the hours you could have spent with your mother. It's a lifetime in itself."
- Mitch Albom
Enough said, nothing but truth in this one.
FILL IN THE BLANKS
1. This year I want consistency in a balanced & active lifestyle and less of making excuses.
2. If I had to choose one word to focus this year it would be 'balanced'.
3. I want to stop doing idle pondering, start doing the goals I set, and keep doing the best I can with faith.
4. My greatest worry or concern this year is not embracing chances.
5. This year I will embrace a relationship.
From Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah said:
Musa bin Imran once asked,
"O my Lord, who is the most noble person in Your sight?"
Allah swt replied:
"Whoever is ready to forgive even though he has the ability to take revenge. "
The Prophet was asked, "What deeds are loved most by Allah?"
He said, "The most regular constant deeds even though they may be few."
He added, 'Don't take upon yourselves, except the deeds which are within your ability."
Sahih al-Bukhari 6465
In-book reference : Book 81, Hadith 54
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 8, Book 76, Hadith 472 (deprecated numbering scheme)
#SKYLARK CHALLENGE 172
As you grow through this life, remember the times when you were young and tiny.
Remember the child you were?
Never lose that inner child; the sense of wonder, the curiosity, the innocence and the joy only a child could bring!
Yes you are growing but you are always a part of your beginning and that is truly remarkable!
"Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you've finished just to stay near it."
My biggest passion:
My biggest passion in my life thus far is being an early childhood educator.
Growing up, I had ambitions such as being a counsellor or a social worker. At some point however, during my school years, we were encouraged to start thinking about the field we wanted to pursue after secondary school/high school. I always had my eye on that course - Child Psychology and Early Education. Looking back, I always thought it would simply stay as a wishful goal. See, I knew it was not easy to meet the academic requirements in order to be accepted into that particular course. I knew my grades were not on par. I did not harbour any high hopes.
Long story short, I got accepted to the...