Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Questions Answered

I love how the comments/responses to my questions (from the previous post) contain questions within them!! :)

I agree that the longer we hold on to the past, the more difficult it is for us to move forward. Yet, for our past to have held greater value, we need to at least have learned the lessons it taught us.

There are no guarantees out there. We learn best from our mistakes (hopefully!) So I guess MY answer to my own questions is: put yourself out there but keep your expectations in check. The possibility of disappointment is always there. However, that only affects us in as much as we allow it to.

You can’t control the world or what people do, you can only control the way you respond and react to what happens around you. And make mistakes.. so what?! It's not the end of the world. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and move on! (so cliché!!)

Sunday, October 16, 2005

What If...?

Do you ever wonder what you’re doing with your life? Do you ever wonder if what you think you want isn’t really what you need? What happens when you get what you’re working so hard for, only to find out that it’s not what you thought it would be? What if it was never worth the effort to begin with?

Then again, what if you think 'forget it' and your life is fine the way it is..? So you let it go and move on, only to wake up one morning and realize what a big mistake that was! But, by then, it's too late!

Unfortunately, while life is so quick in presenting us with questions, it’s not very eager to provide us with the answers that go along with them. It’s all about risks; the risk of going after it versus the risk of just letting it slip away.

We all know in order to gain something, we need to take a risk. In business, and in life, the biggest risks come with the biggest rewards. Yet, they also come with the biggest losses.

So what do you do? How do you know when to move forward, and when to just sit back and watch?

This time, I have no answers for you. Just questions!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Epiphany !!

Ramadan; my favorite time of year! One of the only times that I can truly reflect on my life, what direction it's heading in, and where I'd like for it to go. A time for cleansing, breaking free and fresh starts.

This last week has been hectic, on all fronts. Yet, it's done nothing but increase my faith, al7amdl'Allah. It's amazing how little worldly things affect you when your spiritual bond is strong.

It's also been a very strange, yet productive, week.. so many 'coincidences'!!! Let the resurrection begin! :)

To my dear friend who's getting ready to pack it all up and go on a journey half-way across the world, best of luck!! Don't forget, many - not one!! ;)

Monday, October 10, 2005

Tabula Rasa

With time, you begin to realize that life is just way too short to waste on the wrong things and the wrong people. I guess at some point my tolerance level has gone way down. Why should I waste time on people who don't truly value me or appreciate what I have to offer?

Well, dear friends, it's time for a fresh new start. We all need to get it through our heads that we can't change people unless they want to be changed. So, when the signs are as clear as day, listen to what they're telling you. Stop being stubborn cuz no one is gonna end up paying the price other than you.

So save your pennies, turn over a new leaf, and keep in mind that starting a new page is sometimes a lot easier than erasing and rewriting on the same one over and over again!

Sunday, October 02, 2005