Hah...Hah... I can't resist mentioning it as we count down to the new year. It's Day 363. I know some people think it's not really a big deal this new year as compared to the new hijri year for us Muslims. To me both are significant. It represents a mental paradigm shift towards a fresh new start. The new year represents a time for renewed determination and a fresh hope for us to do and be better. It's a time when we are more excited than usual due to the energy surrounding it, to anticipate all things nicer, better and bigger.
The end of the calendar year is important especially for us who work, cos we know, soon, we will be rewarded with a Performance Bonus etc. for all the hard work and contributions made in 2017 : D
If I could name one achievement for me in 2017 - becoming a regular Quran reader. Alhamdulillah. Many people are Instagrammer, Blogger, Youtuber etc, but I think one profession, one activity, one hobby, one pastime that is most notable of all is Quran-reader. So I remind myself to be steadfast, to stick with this profession/hobby and to spend more time on it than spending time Blogging, Tweeting, Instagramming or Youtubing.
Mark Twain says: 'Classic' is a book which people praise and don't read.
Let's ask ourselves honestly if the Quran has become a Classic book for us?!
On this blessed Friday, we pray so that Allah would grant us tawfiq to invest our day and time wisely. It's how we spend the days that make a year.