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Things I’m Grateful for in My Life

Aku bersyukur pada Allah  SWT telah diberi kesempatan hidup di dunia, terlahir Islam, rahmat hidayah saat aku akil baligh, kesempatan mempelajari Al Quran, keteladanan Nabi Muhammad SAW, kepintaran, kesehatan, fisik yg sempurna, keluarga yang mencintai ku, rizki yg halal, dan segala berkah yang telah diberikan seumur hidupku. Allah SWT telah memberiku kehidupan dengan modal yang sangat cukup untuk selamat dunia dan akhirat. Sekarang semua tergantung aku untuk memanfaatkan dengan sebaik-baiknya segala modal yang diberikan-Nya untuk dapat digunakan di jalan Allah dan mengejar ridho-Nya

Aku bersyukur atas keluarga yg sempurna, Papa, Mama, dan Adek, yang mencintaiku dengan segala cara, memenuhi kebutuhan jasmani dan rohani ku tanpa cela, memberiku kesempatan untuk belajar apapun yg aku mau, memberiku keamanan dan ketentraman, senantiasa membela & mendukung ku tanpa ragu.

Aku bersyukur atas sahabat sejati yg telah dikirimkan-Nya. Yang senantiasa menyediakan waktu untuk ku. Selalu ada untuk aku. Aku percaya sahabat sejati adalah juga jodoh yang diberikan Tuhan. Aku bersyukur aku memiliki 1 orang yg aku dapat sungguh-sungguh sebut sebagai sahabat. My best friend, you know who you are. I sincerely thank you. I will forever try to be the best friend you deserve.

Aku bersyukur untuk atap di atas kepala ku, kamar kosan yang nyaman, tempat tidur yg empuk dan selimut tebal untuk menghangatkan di malam hari apalagi saat hujan deras, segala peralatan elektronik yang lengkap, mobil perusahaan yg dipinjamkan kepadaku, buku sebagai sarana ilmu, BB untuk berkomunikasi dan alat kerja, dan rumah keluarga yang senantiasa bisa menjadi tempat aku kembali apabila aku tidak mampu mandiri.

Aku bersyukur atas masa-masa SMP ku, tercebur di sekolah anak-anak borjuis Jakarta yang menilai orang lain hanya berdasarkan materi. Pengalaman tersebut, walaupun berat kala itu, menempa ku untuk menemukan jati diri ku, bahwa aku lebih dari sekedar seberapa banyak uang yang dimiliki orang tua ku, bahwa kepintaran dan semangat untuk melakukan yang terbaik adalah modal utama untuk bisa sukses di situasi seberat apapun. Berkat pengalaman itu, aku jadi percaya diri.

Aku bersyukur, atas pengalaman kerja di Bandung yang membuat aku menyadari kalau aku masih perlu banyak belajar. Bahwa aku tidaklah sepintar yang aku kira. Bahwa menerapkan suatu system membutuhkan kerja keras dan determinasi. Membuat aku berpikir ulang tentang tujuan hidup ku. Membuat aku keluar dari zona nyaman ku sehingga aku memiliki motivasi untuk berkembang.

Aku bersyukur masih bisa memiliki mimpi, yg tidak pudar meskipun pernah gagal di masa lalu. Bersyukur atas energy positif dan motivasi untuk senantiasa berjuang agar berhasil. Bagaimanapun nasibku ke kedepan, aku yakin bahwa Menyerah Bukanlah Pilihan. Semoga Allah SWT senantiasa memberikan yang terbaik.

Last but not least.. I am grateful that I am able to write again.

What are you grateful for?

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A Moment of Reflection

I just realized something about me recently..

I realize I’ve been so caught up in my everyday problems that I simply forget to stop and take a good look at my life right now. I mean..

Hey.. Life is good, actually.

I’m healthy, I have a roof over my head, a stable job (however problematic it may seems).. A loving family, a beautiful city with clean air that I get to live in, a boss who is supportive, though sometimes gave me headaches..

In fact this afternoon, I get to see a real rainbow..just outside my room. How about that! I even took a picture of it.. I looked at it and just wowed.

Here..I’ll show you.

Great isn’t it? It looks better in reality, mind my poor photo-taking technique.

Anyway, I realized that this last few months I’ve been such a complainer. An egotistical one! I didn’t even realize I have that big of an ego. My ego it seems is SO BIG that I sweat and complaints on all the little stuff. Giving tantrum to all the people around me. The people I love got the most because they are around me most of the time. I even made Mom cry. I was such an idiot.

And for what? If I stop and stare at my life in this instance. Masya Allah.. God has given me so much.. And I always wants more.. more respect, more service, more politeness, more support, more love, more sensitivity, more..more..more for my Ego. Hell, I want to live in my dream world where everything is PERFECT the way I want them to be. There’s no way that will happen.

I forgot to just Be Grateful..

If I didn’t stop to take a look outside of my room window this afternoon, I wouldn’t have notice the rainbow soar beautifully to the blue sky. I wouldn’t have notice the gorgeous silhouette of mountains behind the sprawl of neighboring rooftops. I forgot how beautiful the scenery from my room here in Bandung. I forgot..

Sunset at my window. Notice the mountain silhouette at the back?

I forgot about all the little things that are beautiful, fulfilling, inspiring, enlightening that surrounded me. If only I focus my energy on those good stuffs instead of the bad, my life would’ve gotten even better.

You know.. Life is Perfect just the way it is..

Because Allah is Perfect with His plans..

My prayer to GOD before I go to sleep tonight is for forgiveness. Forgiveness for me and for everyone I cared about and let down.. And may God open their hearts to also forgive me for my mistakes.. I pray to Him, let me be a person who never let the gleam and troubles of the world blind her from the blessings she received.. to always be grateful for all the good and the bad. To always be in His light and His Mercy.. Amen.

“Every relationship is brought into our lives to teach you and to help you grow. Change is the nature of life, and ‘what was’ must pass away so that ‘what is’ has room to make your life brand new. When you become attached to a certain way of life, a part of you dies. To live fully and to BE fully alive cultivate a mind set of loving detachment and let life live you. When you do this, you will see the beauty in the small things, the fleeting nature of all life, and feel a deep sense of appreciation for everything in your life. Celebrate this new moment – whatever is may contain!”

To change I must first wholly accept the present moment.

This moment, as it is, is perfect.

(Mastin Kip)

Things I Love Monday..

20 Juli 2009

  • Long holiday!! (i thinks it’s every Indonesian most loved theme this week.. 🙂 )
  • Cooking nasi goreng special ala Yoan (Yoan’s special fried rice).. which was super spicy as usual.. hehe..

nas gorCan u see the many pieces of green chili I put on the fried rice?? Yumm..

  • Finding a cause: #indonesiaunite on Twitter and become a full suporter!
  • Buying Shea Body Butter from Body Shop after eyeing it on the shelfs and drooling about it for some time.. Oh what the heck..it’s one of my guilty pleasures..
image from: www.thebodyshop-usa.com
  • Stay in bed for the whole Sunday.. Hhhhh…lazy is nice..
sleepimage from: www.stumbleupon.com
  • Delfi Hot Cocoa accompanied by Richeese Nabati Wafer Keju.. Yumm..chocolate and cheese..what more do you need..
  • Roaming through Faisal Reza’s Photos – Bromo-Tengger Trip collection.. Gosh, so beautiful.. Loving Indonesia more and more.. Planning to go there next year. Here’s one picture I love the most:
Breathtaking view of Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia 
(pictures by: Faisal Reza)

Yup..that’s a wrap for this week..

See u next week for another weekly gratitude routine.. Bubye! 🙂

Things I love Monday..

Inspired by Gala Darling and also a friend of mine who always cultivating living attitude of gratitude.. I want to take a little time every monday, to count my blessings and be grateful for all the wonderful things that happenend to me in this past week..

Why Monday?? Well, everybody always says “I hate Monday”.. so, I’m going to cultivate my positive attitude to start every Monday thinking about happy things, thus lift my spirit and motivation to succeed in the following weekdays..

So, here we go.. Things I love Monday, July 13, (in random order) are:

  • Being an early riser and waking up to this view.. Breathtaking..

morning kosan 2

  • Got a chance to go home twice to Bekasi.. thanks to the Presidential election.. thus, include having a shot at night driving through Cipularang.. Hhmm.. night speeding is so much different… ;p
  • Took my Mom to see a movie.. Wow..the last time I went to a movie with her was on junior high, watching Titanic.. A loooong time ago..
  • Watched Harry Potter on HBO on lazy Sunday Morning, eating Caramel Cheese Cake from Cizz.. (the best cheese cake in Bandung! ;p)

  • Got a big break professionally.. Glad to have the chance to allocate more of my workload on important things rather than urgent ones.
  • Finding Jason Mraz’s Blog: freshness factor five thousand. His writing is always a joy to read.. I’m searching for him on Twitter right now! Yeaaayyy..found him!
  • Snuggled in my bed, beneath a heavy blanket during a cold afternoon (which is quite often in Bandung recently..)
  • A good night sleep without turning on the alarm.. (it ain’t happen on weekdays of course.. ;p)
  • Earl Grey Dilmah Tea for my morning ritual
  • Watching Limp Bizkit Reunion Concert on Rock Am Ring Germany.. Gosh, It’s like taking a trip back trough time to my high school years.  They rock my plain-boring-study oriented-youth.. ;p

  • Sop Kaki Kambing at Pesta Makanan Rakyat Bango… Nyamm..why am I hungry all of a sudden??
  • And..last but not least.. SBY win the Presidential Election by a landslide (quick count version of course..). Lanjutkan!

Yup.. That’s all for now..

Hhh…It’s good to remember all those great things.. I feel happier already! 🙂

So..tell me what’s on your list??