Lessons of 2018

It’s been a week into 2019. Here’s what I’ve learned from 2018 that I’m more than happy to share.

On The Courage To Try

Especially those moves that scares and challenges our comfort zone.

Those small initial steps that seemed tiny and insignificant ended up leading me to great things beyond my own imagination, things that I could only dreamed of once upon a time ago.

2018 have taught me to take the leap of faith, to trust the All-Mighty that hold all secrets of the Universe and to walk the path in front of me bravely.

On The Most Valuable Thing in Life

Time.

Not love, wealth, fame or friendship.

Time.

Imagine having only 1 day left to live. Imagine having a few limited hours to breathe. I mean, isn’t that what life is all about?

Time.

We could die at any moment and time may stop ticking for us forever. Yet, what did we do with all the time bestowed upon us all this while?

By (the Token of) Time (through the ages),

Verily Man is in loss,

Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.

– Surah Al-‘Asr (103)

On Lost Things

Sometimes we find the things that we’ve lost. Other times, they remain unfound and sadly, forgotten. We’re held accountable for every single things that slips from our grasp. Most of the time, they haunt our memories, leaving us with pain and regret.

Well, unless you lose a white portable wifi amongst the snow and had to pay 50$ (like what happened to me).

On What Is Seen

We’re all hiding something from the world.

What you see is what it seems to be. Not what actually is. We choose to show and hide as we please.

There will always be two (or more) sides to a story. And if a person is a book, all you know might just be a chapter. You’ll never know it all.

Everybody is battling demons within their own lives. Not all choose to flaunt their war tales on social media.

On Imperfection

Life can be as beautiful as it gets, but it will always be imperfect.

We’ll never get everything. The blessed might get most, but not all. That’s the way it is; getting one thing and losing another. Having one thing and not having another.

The most important thing is to be grateful for whatever’s in front of us, to hold firmly what we currently have in our grasp and to not take things and people for granted. To live to the fullest and to see the beauty of life despite it’s imperfections.

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