Sun 22 May 2011

A letter from Mom and Dad

...My Child,

When I get old,
I hope you understand and have patience with me.

In case I break a plate,
or spill soup on the table because I am losing my eyesight,
I hope you don't yell at me.
Older people are sensitive.
Always having self-pity when you yell.

When my hearing gets worse and I can't hear what you are saying,
I hope you don't call me, "Deaf!"
Please repeat what you say
Or write it down

I am sorry, my child.
... I am getting older

When my knees get weaker,
I hope you have the patience to help me get up.
Like how I used to help you when you were little,
learning how to walk.

Please bear with me
When I keep repeating myself like a broken record,
I hope you just keep listening to me
Please don't make fun of me,
or
get sick of listening to me

Do you remember when you were little and you wanted a Balloon?
You repeated yourself over and over until you got what you wanted

...Please also pardon my smell.
I smell like an old person
Please don't force me to shower.
My body is weak.
Old people gets sick easily when they are cold.
I hope I don't gross you out.

Do you remember when you were little?
I used to chase you around because you didn't want to shower.

I hope you can be patient with me
When I am always cranky
It's all part of getting old.
You'll understand when you're older

And if you have spare time,
I hope we can talk
Even for a few minutes
I am always by myself all the time.
And have no one to talk to
I know you are busy with work.
Even if you are not interested in my stories,
please have time for me.

Do you remember when you were little?
I used to listen to your stories about your teddy bear.

When the time comes
and I get ill and bedridden,
I hope you have the patience to take care of me.

I'm Sorry
If I accidentally wet the bed or make a mess.
I hope you have the patience to take care of me during the last few moments of my life
I am not going to last much longer, anyway.

When the time of my death comes,
I hope you hold my hand
and give me the strength to face death.

And don't worry...
When I finally meet our creator..
I will whisper in his ear
to BLESS you
Because you loved your Mom and Dad.
Thank you so much for your care.
We love you.

With much love,
- Mom and Dad-

 

{We made a covenant with the Children of Israel: "You shall not worship except GOD. You shall honor your parents and regard the relatives, the orphans, and the poor. You shall treat the people amicably. You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat)." But you turned away, except a few of you, and you became averse.} [The Quran 2:83]



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Sat 25 Dec 2010

When people you trust, let you down.

There have been times in our life, where people that we have been close to, and have trusted greatly have let us down.  I would have to say that it is tough to swallow, and maybe a little disappointing.  You see, sometimes we put people into a perfect category and when they let us down, it is then harder to take.  It is harder to take because we have placed high expectations on them and have set them so high up there, that we forget how easy it is to fall and make mistakes.

I am not saying to never trust people, I am saying that our trust in people shouldn’t be connected to a pedestal where we may tend to place them, because this is the fastest way to be disappointed or let down.  Instead of completely placing your trust in man or relying solely on man, we should be placing our complete trust in God for everything!  As our pastor so greatly said, “He is your Everything!” He will never let you down, and He won’t, because He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  He doesn’t move, He doesn’t change, and you can always count on Him for everything! Anytime that I have become disappointed, hurt, or upset when people let me down, I have to ask myself this question, “Am I placing way to much expectation on this person and not enough on God?  Whenever I place my expectations so high on people and not on God, I am going to be easily disappointed.  I also have to remember to have a forgiving heart.  How many times has my Heavenly Father trusted me with things and then I mess up?  Was He disappointed, yes absolutely, yet He was quick to forgive me and let me try again.  That’s the great thing about God,  no matter how many times I let Him down, He is quick to forgive me, where man sometimes doesn’t easily forgive.

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Fri 6 Mar 2009


21st Century....

We are becoming lesser by the day

Our  communication - Wireless

Our  dress - Topless

Our  telephone - Cordless

Our  cooking - Fireless

Our  youth - Jobless

Our  food - Fatless

Our  labor - Effortless

Our  conduct - Worthless

Our  relation - Loveless

Our  attitude - Careless

Our  feelings - Heartless

Our  politics - Shameless

Our education - Valueless

Our follies -  Countless

Our  arguments - Baseless

Our Job - Thankless

Our Salary - Very Very less  

Our emails - useless

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Thu 30 Oct 2008

A professor stood before his Philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
 
He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
 
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

'The golf balls are the important things - your God, family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions - things that, even 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, and 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 golf balls'.
'The same goes for 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'.
'Play with your children'.
'Take time to get medical checkups'.
'Take your partner out to dinner'.
'There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal'.
'Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter'.
'Set your priorities'.

'The rest is just sand'.
 
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled. 'I'm glad you asked'.
'It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a cup of coffee with a friend. And who could be the best friend then a God. Offer prayer and read Quraan'.

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Tue 14 Oct 2008

In a poor zoo of Pakistan , a lion was frustrated as he was offered not more than 1 kg of meat a day. The lion thought its prayers were answered when one day a Dubai Zoo Manager visited the zoo and requested the zoo management to shift the lion to Dubai Zoo. The lion  was so happy and started thinking of a central A/c environment, a goat or two every day.

On its first day after arrival, the lion was offered a big bag, sealed very nicely for breakfast. The lion opened it quickly but was shocked to see that it contained few bananas. The lion thought that may be they cared too much for him as they were worried about his stomach as he had recently shifted from Pakistan

The next day the same thing happened. On the third day again the same food bag of bananas was delivered.

The lion was so furious; it stopped the delivery boy and blasted at him,' don't you know I am the lion...king of the Jungle..., what's wrong with your management  What nonsense is this  Why are you delivering bananas to me

The delivery boy politely said, 'Sir, I know you are the king of the jungle ... but... you have been brought here on a monkey's visa!!! '

Moral of the Story ... Better to be a Lion in your own country than a Monkey elsewhere

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Tue 14 Oct 2008

Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery in 1983.
During his battle with AIDS, one of his fans asked,
"Why does God have to select you for such a bad disease?"
Ashe replied,
"The world over — 50,000,000 children start playing tennis, 5,000,000 learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5,000 reach the Grand Slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to the semifinals, 2 to the finals. When I was holding a cup, I never asked God 'Why me?'
And today in pain I should not be asking God, 'Why me?'"
......

Happiness keeps u sweet,
trials keep u strong,
sorrow keeps u human,
failure keeps u humble and 
success keeps u glowing.

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Tue 14 Oct 2008

A wise old gentleman retired and purchased a modest home near a junior high school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and contentment. Then a new school year began. The very next afternoon three young boys, full of youthful, after-school enthusiasm, came down his street, beating merrily on every trash can they encountered. The crashing percussion continued day after day, until finally the wise old man decided it was time to take some action.

The next afternoon, he walked out to meet the young percussionists as they banged their way down the street. Stopping them, he said, "You kids are a lot of fun. I like to see you express your exuberance like that. In fact, I used to do the same thing when I was your age. Will you do me a favor? I'll give you each a dollar if you'll promise to come around every day and do your thing."

The kids were elated and continued to do a bang-up job on the trashcans.

After a few days, the old-timer greeted the kids again, but this time he had a sad smile on his face. "This recession's really putting a big dent in my income," he told them. "From now on, I'll only be able to pay you 50 cents to beat on the cans."

The noisemakers were obviously displeased, but they accepted his offer and continued their afternoon ruckus. A few days later, the wily retiree approached them again as they drummed their way down the street.

"Look," he said, "I haven't received my Social Security check yet, so I'm not going to be able to give you more than 25 cents. Will that be okay?"

"A freakin' quarter?" the drum leader exclaimed. "If you think we're going to waste our time, beating these cans around for a quarter, you're nuts! No way, dude. We quit!" And the old man enjoyed peace and serenity for the rest of his days.

 

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