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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?


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)

My favorite Quotes

I’ve just read my friend’s blog..
It left me thinking.. I’ve felt that way, and I read something that inspire me..
It helped me get through. So, I want to share it with all of you..
I hope it will inspire you too..

Here’s my fav quotes:

“You are not a victim, but a leader in creating the situations and emotions that are present in your life.” –anonymous-

 “Don’t look to find the reasons for your problems in others. They are only inside you” -anonymous-

“Change can come in either of two important ways: Start behaving positively or stop behaving negatively…” -anonymous-

“A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even if he lives in paradise” -anonymous-

“ Take each good day and relish each moment. Take each bad day and work to make it good.” -anonymous-

“The very first step toward success in any occupation is to become interested in it. -Sir William Osler-

“People who consistently win play the game with passion. They get excited about what they are doing !” -anonymous-

“Don’t cry because it’s over….SMILE because it happened…” -anonymous-

“You will never “find” time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” -Charles Buxton-

 “You must make a life decision that you would rather be well by yourself than sick with someone else” -anonymous-

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood” -Hellen Keller-

“In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life : it goes on.” -Robert Frost-

“Forgiveness is not about the other person. It’s about you!” -anonymous-

“Make it a habit to give- whether yourself, your time, your money, a word of encouragement, or a listening ear and you will find peace and happiness that cannot be beat.” -anonymous-

“Forget trying to figure out what will bring you happiness…Try to make others happy, and then happiness will find you….” -anonymous-

“I always looking for myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” -Anna Freud –

“If something seems far too big for you to cope with, maybe it’s because you’re meant to share the load with someone else..” -anonymous-

“ I like who I am know. Other people may not. I’m comfortable. I feel freer now. I don’t want growing older to matter to me.” -Meryl Streep-

“Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be first….” -Pearl Bailey- American Singer

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one!” -Mother Theresa-

“I can’t” are sad words in any language…..” -anonymous-

“I think that each of the failures I had to face provided me with the opportunity of starting again and trying something new.” -Colonel Sanders, Kentucky Fried Chicken- 

“When we have accepted the worst, we have nothing more to lose. And that automatically means – We have everything to gain!” – from the writings of Dale Carnegie-

“A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough.” -Benjamin Franklin-

“Instead of worrying about people say of you, why not spend your time trying to accomplish something they will admire…” -from the writings of Dale Carnegie-

“The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority…” –anonymous-

“It is not always what you say that makes the difference: sometimes it is the way you say it.” -anonymous-

Thank you Christine Hawono for sending me her daily “Quote of the Day”.
You’ve helped inspire me.

-Diriku Pikiranku-