Praise be to Allah in all circumstances - Alhamdulillah ala kulli hal - He who teaches us a lesson in each and every circumstances.
Reflecting on the lives we have lost, reflecting on death would only point to one thing, which, as paradoxical as it may sound, is the essence of living. We only have one life to live, one which is eternal, for death is for a soul to taste and experience but is not finite on its own. Hence, our perspective should be far and wide and for the longest time, as far as the mind can reach, knowing that it's even beyond the farthest point that the mind may comprehend.
Life is about forging ahead. In fact, forward is the only direction there is. Unless one is undecided thus be stationary and maintain the status quo. They say "you'll never leave where you are, until you decide where you'd rather be." And that place you'd rather be is the future as you so decide.
Because it is your life and yours only, it matters not what others say or do to derail you. As said my favorite tweeter - Women of History - "people who are too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours."
Life is about being bold in being yourself and having bold dreams. Let those who wish to bark, bark. But for us, let's just stay focused and waver not.
Reflecting from my bedroom window, it dawned on me that, you can view things whichever way you choose: square, rectangle, circle. And you may adjust the blinds as you wish. Should you still not like what is there to be seen, go frame up another view. The choice is endless. The choice is out there.
- always a pleasure to be writing from Penang : )