Good Morning World! ^_^
I don’t know every bit of the HOW yet, but I believe it’ll all work out. :)
Dear God, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate, You know my Fears and my Tears, my Faith and my Joy; You know the Desires of my Heart. I submit to Your Will, willingly :) ~ And I love You very, very much. Thank You, Allah (swt), for everything that You do.
May I continue to practice my Faith at every opportunity that I get.. [at every second of my abundantly blessed life].
My phone’s GPS gives me 3 route choices; the 1st involves tollways, and takes you to your destination faster. The 3rd one has no tolls, and gives you a ‘tour’ of the neighborhoods; it’s great when you have enough time on hands. The 2nd choice is usually neither time- nor cost- effective: It takes you ultimately towards the tollroad anyway, but in a roundabout route… so, really, what’s the point?
I used to be “directionally-handicapped”, and it dawned on me the other day, I understand maps and roads much better now. I can actually turn off my GPS half way through my route & — voilà! — it was then I realized this “Zen GPS” thingy:
a) You get better at life by following directions, and also by taking risks [new places, new adventures] / b) You CAN re-route yourself in the middle of your journey if necessary / c) Don’t forget to keep your battery charged, else your GPS might’nt work. Keep motivation handy, they help! [Aka, car phone chargers! =P] / d) There’s no one route; there are often AT LEAST three choices. Choose the one that’s best for you for that moment / e) And lastly, being neutral [GPS’ 2nd choice] is the most lukewarm route of life - so, really, what’s the point? Be decisive, be bold, make mistakes. You’ll turn out better because of it. :)
[I deliberately left out the oft-used analogy of Dreams (=destination) and Goals (=time frame), but that goes without saying, no? Why else would you need a GPS in the first place? :) ]
~How’s THAT for some GPS Wisdom, eh? ;P
No, it’s not the desire to be different, or special, or even outstanding that keeps me going: It’s the desire to be alive to the fullest, to live life in every possible hue & color available to me at any given moment, to be BRIMMING WITH LIFE!,, — with joy, with happiness, with blessings, — that propels me forward.
And if that makes me any different, special, or outstanding, then [I humbly desire] so be it! =)
Haha…this was perfectly apt for me today. You see, I have half-smashed my phone’s screen, and not for the first time either. This especially hurt, since this was a new replacement, after a previous worse incident. [I am getting mad at myself even as I type this!]
But hey, Leap Girl, laugh! The swirls on this phone do look funky, and it is foolish to drop your phone so many times. So do laugh, life’s a Lucille Ball comedy, especially when it comes to your telecommunication devices! ;)
“The winds may blow / And the thunder growl / Or the breeze may safely moan;
A cowboy’s life / Is a royal life, / His saddle his kingly throne”
~ Classic Cowboy Poetry
“The significance of man is not in what he attains, but rather in what he longs to attain” ~ Kahlil Gibran [Sand and Foam]
My 2 year old friend teaches me a lot about friendship.
Her eyes light up when she sees me. She gives me a heartfelt hug. She shows me her newest dance moves, shares with me her YouTube Elmo videos.
She talks to me in her unique dialect of baby-talk and English, telling me her stories and secrets, I’m sure. She is unafraid in asking me for her toy store favorites, and is understanding when I ask her to pick only one. She has a giddy laugh when she sees my birthday gift to her is her favorite Minnie Mouse; on the phone she tells me she’s playing with it [with me only understanding the word “mouse”; her parents translate the rest].
I love her a lot, she loves me too, and she’s not shy in telling me so. She teaches me a lot about living life to the fullest; and I am blessed to have her in my life as my Teacher! :-)