Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Effortless girl that sounds really me

Welcome February, brought along the cold but friendly rain.

Few days ago, I almost totally lost in touch with my dearest writing space here. I thought, no, i made myself occupied with clutter of small stuff. 

Until I receive an email, that someone really kind dropping a comment here. Nice, thanks guy, whoever you are. You just made me realize that I should keep the perseverance to keep this medium alive, at least from this moment on :) 

Have any one of you all ever heard / read this one inspirational story titled " The important things in life" ?

This is between a philosophy professor and his class, and some items with him for his lesson of the day. The class began, slowly & wordlessly he picked up an empty jar and fill it with rocks, big rocks, and ask his students if the jar was full.

Yes, they agreed it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. 

Again, yes, they agreed it was.

The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He then asked once more if the jar was full. 

The students responded with a unanimous “Yes.”

“Now,” said the professor, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The rocks are the important things – your family, your partner, your health, your children – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter – like your job, your house, your car.

The sand is everything else. The small stuff.”

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued “there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Never forget to pray & be thankful to God. Play with your children. Take your partner out. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal.

Take care of the rocks first – the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

I am pretty sure that I read this somewhere, but I just couldn't recall the source. Sorry :)

Owh ya! my so called 30 days challenge! 
Here they are, let's see how many will make it to my post for today :)

Day 14- A picture of you and your family.

Urmmm this one only part of my family, but I LOVE this picture - my mom was standing right next to me while I was sitting next to my better half.

Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play.

To be frank, I own no iPod, but almost every time I've given a chance to listen to or sing, I'll pick White Flag from Dido - with no particular reason.

Day 16- Another picture of yourself.

Again?  Okay, this one from my long lost mobile phone, and I missed it dearly.

Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why?

No one, definitely no one can replace my self. I stand strong most of the time through thick and thin in life, I was meant to be the way I am exactly. I am working to stay the same, with a lot of better accomplishment in my near future. InsyaAllah.

Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have.

Babies! I always dreams about having triplets, however...twins will do.

Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them?

Can't really figure out why I got this nick, but I'm sure it's from my late father. But, only real close friends called me by this nick by the way :)

Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future.

Haha I don't see myself marrying him for I've already married with him! He will always be the one I want to be with now and for the rest of my life.

Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy.

There are many things can trigger my happy hormone hahaha so I won't pick one. 

Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else?

I survived many terrible moments, heartbreaking events. But, I never fail to see and realize the bright side of life. Others may be think that I've never done anything important in my life. We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around only great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware - beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one. For that, I'll always be thankful. 

I've learned - that it's not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.