oleh : Azlina Dollah (77)
Jerantut, Pahang Darul Makmur
A few more days before school reopen for second term. The two weeks midterm break is hardly a break for me. Midterm exam was carried out just before the break. The first week of break I had to attend a course. I came back from the course to fifteen bundles of exam papers to be marked.
So here I am spending the rest of the break marking exam papers. I am not complaining nor am I whining, just making yet another excuse for having to rummage in one of my folder for something to post here because at the moment my brain is prune dry and I just couldn’t get my faculty to compose anything.
I am sorry I do not know who the original writer of this piece because I received it in my inbox with no proper credit. But I am sure the writer would be happy to share this beautiful composition.
I chose this particular piece in the honour of a special friend who came into my life and fired up the dying ember.
Everything Happens for a Reason
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there ... to serve some sort of purpose; to teach a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become.
You never know who these people may be: a roommate, friend,
neighbour, professor, child, teacher or even a complete stranger, but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.
Sometimes things happen to you at the time that may seem
horrible, painful and unfair at first, but in reflection, you find that without overcoming those obstacles you would not have realized your strength, potential, will power or heart.
Nothing happens by chance or means of good luck. Illness,
injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, flat road to nowhere ... safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.
People whom you meet and who affect your life, and the
successes and downfalls you experienced, help to create who you are and who you become. The bad experiences are the most valuable because it is often from them that we learn the most. They are probably the most poignant and important ones. Hurt, betrayal, loss, sadness ... these are the great builders of character. Only those who have hurt and lost or have been sad and disappointed know how to truly comfort and forgive another in the same circumstances. Consider yourself blessed!
If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart,
forgive them because they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart to.
If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love, and open your heart and eyes to little things.
Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from
it, everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again. You may not have the chance to share, talk, listen, dream, and love, teach, or enjoy that moment again.
Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you.
You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets.
Most importantly, if you love someone tell them, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store. And learn a lesson in life each day you live.
*Have a great week everyone*