Salam. Beberapa perkembangan dan informasi terkini kepada saudara dan saudari yang ingin terus menerus menyalurkan bantuan kepada rakan-rakan kita di negeri-negeri yang terjejas teruk akibat banjir :-
i)Maklumat dari Pn.Sakinah (Pejabat Ahli Parlimen Kuantan, 013 7184662)
“Kuantan alhamdulillah dah stable. Fasa sekarang ni (ini) fasa mengemas so kami x(tak) menerima bekalan makanan lagi. Tapi kalau masih nak menyumbang, boleh beri direct kepada mangsa di rumah-rumah mereka”
Apabila ditanyakan baranan untuk aktiviti pembersihan/mengemas , jawapan Pn. Sakinah seperi di bawah :-
“Waterjet, sabun, berus. Dan juga tenaga manusia”.
Operasi pembersihan di Kuantan
missjewelz says : Kepada saudara-saudari yang ingin turun membantu kerja-kerja pembersihan di Kuantan , boleh berhubung terus dengan saudara Alang ( 012 949 6989). Para sukarelawan boleh berkumpul di Medan Warisan, Jalan Tanah Putih,Kuantan (opposite Giant) sebelum 9 pagi dan 10 pagi Sabtu dan Ahad ini. Map here.
iii) Maklumat dari Persatuan Nisa’ Malaysia (Adda 019 361 7502)
Barangan yang diperlukan untuk mangsa banjir
2) Minyak masak
4) Makanan dalam tin
5) Peralatan dan kelengkapan untuk aktiviti pembersiha (berus, sabun, plastik sampah, cangkul dll)
Kepada warga Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor yang ingin menghulurkan bantuan dalam bentuk barangan keperluan seperti yang tersenarai di bawah, sila ke Dewan Merbau MBSA, Seksyen 17, Shah Alam . Dewan dibuka dari 9 pagi hingga 12 malam , dari 9 Disember ke 15 Disember 10`2. Untuk maklumat selanjutnya boleh terus hubungi wakil Nisa’ Malaysia (‘Uyun 019 3577 502 atau Adda 019-361 7502). Alamat Dewan MBSA (Dewan Merbau) :Dewan MBSA (Merbau), 17B,Jln Senangin 17/2, Seksyen 17,40200 Shah Alam, Selangor.
Operasi pembersihan di Terengganu
Nisa’ Malaysia juga sedang merangka perjalanan ke Kemaman, Terengganu untuk membawa volunteers yang ingin membantu dalam operasi pembersihan. Please keep yourself updated by following Nisa’ Malaysia’s Facebook. missjewelz will also be updating the information here at this blog.
4 wheel drive dan waterjet diperlukan
Syarikat-syarikat, kelab, individu atau mana-mana badan NGO dialu-alukan untuk menyewa/meminjamkan 4-wheel drive untuk memudahkan kerja membawa sukarelawan ke tempat-tempat yang terjejas bersama Nisa’ Malaysia. Sa juga difahamkan Nisa’ Malaysia mengalu-alukan sumbangan/pinjaman water jet . Boleh berhubung terus dengan ’Uyun 019 3577 502 atau Adda 019-361 7502
iv) Maklumat dari missjewelz :p
Thank you to all donors who have banked in to my MBB account (see last 2 previous posts). We have managed to collect RM750, alhamdulillah ! Keep up the good effort and please do share this post with your friends through email, Facebook and etc.
It was pure accidental on how I discovered about Pertubuhan Nisa’ Malaysia. I am sure most of us who have searched online how to reach and help for the victims affected in the on going flood phenomenon in West Malaysia. I was forwarded a SMS last Friday listing some NGOs which are looking for funds and volunteers to help with their relief mission.
The message as follow :-
” Untuk yang mencari tempat untuk hantar barang donation :
NGO/Collection centres Address and PIC Contact Seketeriat ABIM Bangi (24hours open) No 15-a , Jalan 1/4A, Seksyen 1, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi Dalila 0193653019 & Yasir 01121282023 Yayasan Salam MalaysiaNo 22, Jalan Changgai 6/22, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor . Tel: 603-79584021 USJ 14 Subang Jaya Idham 0166479835 Sungai Buluh Cik Zuli 0127110737 Ampang Puan Vimmi 0163411273 Dataran Merdeka – 6 Dec 2013 (Jumaat) 2-10PM Fatyhah 0138260950 Dawan Merbau MBSA Sksyen 17, Shah Alam (Jumaat-Ahad 9am – 5pm) Haslina 0133743283
***they NEED WATER TO DRINK! Sekarang harapkan air tangki jer, imagine little kids drinking polluted water? Please let’s help as much as we could!! ****
Just to give you some idea what to donate:
Telekung Solat Sanitary pad Toothpaste Penyapu lantai, Kain Pelikat Pakaian kanak2 or adult (collection for this item halted for now) Towel muka Mop lantai, Sejadah Sweaters Tudung Pencuci lantai, Selimut Socks – new Kain ela – utk buat tirai (family privacy/ breastfeeding mothers) Sabun basuh Diaper – any size Toothbrush – new Mineral water Goodie bags yg ada berus gigi, ubat gigi, sikat, sabun
**will update post if ada more updates “
missjewelz says :
I decided to pick Nisa’ Malaysia as they held their donation items collection in central KL , in Padang Merbuk. I will post the coverage which I did for Nisa’ Malaysia. For the benefit of all Malaysians who are reading this post, there are plenty NGOs doing their part to mobilise the help and support needed by the flood victims not only in the form of cash funding, but also food and basic necessity items. Do get yourself updated more through these NGO’s Facebooks/website for more details.
For other flood-related updates and news, you can try any of the following
1) main stream media (the TV, radio, news sites)
2) YB Fuziah Salleh Facebook or Twitter for first hand updates from Kuantan Parlimen
3) NGOs : MERCY Malaysia, Pertubuhan Nisa’ Malaysia
May Allah Bless all of you and thank you for the continuous support, concern and prayers for our brothers and sisters in the affected stated. Please keep the momentum coming. To those who have banked in to missjewelz, thank you for the trust and assistance. I will be listing the items which will be purchased with the donations. Please also do not to forget to email me the transfer receipt.Crucial !
Dear friends in KL/Selangor,
A community alert I saw on Facebook this morning. Read on :
“Warning…. careful when driving on LDP ( especially at night ) By Sandra Heung Warning! Spikes are being laid out on the LDP stretch near KDU College (before the tunnel) so when ur tires burst, robbers will come & attack! Boyfriend’s brother’s friend got away last night because he managed to swerve a little so only 1 tired was damaged. But when the tire burst, a bunch of guys came running towards him out of no where! Please share this with as many people you know, especially those of us who take the road often or live within the DJ or SS2 area.
share if you care”
missjewelz says : I Googled other sites containing this post and the earliest which I saw was July last year(2012). Nevertheless I still find this post relevant to all drivers/motorists on the road. With ungrateful and greedy minds and soul lurking every corner of our daily lives, we should be extra vigilant and alert. Some quick tips for both you guys and ladies
1) Do not travel with loads of cash or valuables. keep them locked safe at home, or the bank
2) Plan your travel time well, and ahead if you can. It will lessen the need to rush or speed unnecessarily. It will also help you to avoid the need to travel middle of the night, in the dark where we are more vulnerable to attacks of this nature. But bear in mind nowadays attacks and robbery happens both at night and broad day light.
3) Inform your loved ones your whereabouts or travel plans.
4) Pay attention on the road. LEAVE that mobile phone alone. If you can hands-free, Bluetooth your phone to your car, do so. If you are blasting that speaker loud, make sure you have enough ‘sense’ to keep your eyes on the road. It will make a difference ! Keep your temptation for social networking later. It’s not worth your precious life and the lives of your loved ones.
You may also be interested in these links:-
Wave of High-Profile Crimes Has Put Malaysians on the Defensive (The New York Times)
Senarai Panduan Pencegahan Jenayah (Portal Rasmi Polis diRaja Malaysia)
Why People Commit Crime (Dummies.com)
The Malaysian Flood Relief Fund has been launched to support MERCY Malaysia’s response in the Pahang state. Concerned Malaysians can donate to Malaysian Flood Relief Fund via the following bank accounts:
Account name: Malaysian Medical Relief Society
Account number: 1253-0009143-05-2
For overseas transactions: ABA Swift code: CIBBMYKL
Account name: MERCY Malaysia
Account number: 5121-7433-0722
For overseas transactions: ABA Swift code: MBBEMYKLA
Click here to read more information on MERCY Malaysia Responds to the Floods in Pahang
Screenshot from MERCY Malaysia website below :
Media coverage on Flood in Pahang, Terengganu, Johor, Kelantan and Malacca
missjewelz says :For those interest to help, you can donate through MERCY Malaysia or Malaysia Red Crescent Society. missjewelz will also be collecting funds to help the victims in these states. $ donations are welcomed (please PM me for details and I will get back to you a.s.a.p). $ collected will be used to purchase the following items :
- Diapers (for babies and elderly)
- Milk formula
- Drinking water
Please stay tuned for updates. Terima kasih, நன்றி (nanri), xie xie, thank you, domo arigato , gracias , salamat.
missjewelz, 6.12.13, 1020hrs.
We can never be too careful can we? We don’t want to be harmed as much as wanting to be harmless to anybody else. Right? And when we let our guards down, it seems, some people take advantage over this situation. A colleague once shared with me his account when he went shopping in a Toys R’ Us store. He was playing sword with his young son when a stranger in the store ‘joined’ in the fight. It did not occur to him something fishing is going out. Might be one of the store attendant. Just as he thought it was an actual play, he noticed another men approaching him from behind – aiming for his wallet in his trousers. He grabbed the second guy but couldn’t do anything more as he was with his son. My friend was also afraid of the possibility the first guy going for his son. By the time security arrived, both men have fled the stores (I really hope the CCTV caught them!).
And here, is another case.. You are driving on the road when you spot a family appearing to be ‘stranded’ on the curb. You see a father, a mother with a young child and her husband holding his baby who seem to be sleeping and resting on his shoulders. You begin to think of your own family and without further thought swing your car to the side to see if you can help.
Proceed below to read witness accounts for this story I am sharing. I hope it will be an eye opener to everybody not just in KL, Selangor, but the whole of Malaysia (or abroad if you happen to read this). Please share. You might save a life.
Orang ramai dinasihatkan jangan memberhentikan kenderaan jika terlihat pasangan di atas meminta bantuan.
Hal ini kerana, lelaki dalam gambar tersebut dilaporkan mempunyai kecenderungan untuk melakukan kekerasan jika anda tidak memberikan wang yang diminta atau banyak soal kepadanya.
Pasangan ini dipercayai sudah berbulan-bulan aktif mengaut untung menggunakan modus operandi sama iaitu melambai meminta pertolongan kepada kenderaan yang lalu di tepi jalan sekitar Selangor dan Lembah Klang.
Pasangan ini pernah dilihat di kawasan sekitar Ara Damansara, Palm Sring, Bandar Utama, Mutiara Damansara, Sunway Damansara dan Citta Mall.
Terdapat beberapa kes melaporkan, lelaki dalam gambar ini dikatakan naik angin dan bertindak kasar apabila tindakannya meminta bantuan disoal.
Malah orang yang mengambil gambar di atas turut mendakwa lelaki tersebut mengejarnya dengan motosikal dan memecahkan cermin keretanya kerana marah sebaik menyedari gambarnya dirakam.
Orang ramai yang terlihat mereka disarankan menghubungi pihak berkuasa untuk tindakan selanjutnya.
To residents of all communities in Selangor and to the Community Policing team in Ara Damansara, please take note of this incident. Be careful of your approach. This person may be dangerous.
This couple has been seen around Palm Spring area, Bandar Utama, Mutiara Damansara, Ara Damansara nearby Citta Mall, Sunway Damansara near the school area, Damansara Jaya school area and etc.
Please do NOT stop as there has been reported cases of this man in the picture reacted violently when he was being questioned back. Bottom line is, he just wants your pity and money. Please report this to the authorities if you see this couple on sidewalk or beside the Highway trying to stop a car.
The person who took this picture from his car caught the attention of the man in the picture, he chase the car driver with his motor and hit the window of the car. Mr. A called me to help to post this picture.
Please share this information to your neighbours and to your love ones as well. They have been doing this for many months.
Refer the picture attached below
This is TRUE STORY.
I once met the lady and her 2 kids. I’m not sure what she fed one of her kids and she was asking for money from me.
I was driving at Kepong, saw this girl and her bike there waving like asking for help. So I stopped.
I asked her: “Kenapa? Apa Hal?”
She said: Anak saya sakit, dan tak ada wang tengok doctor…
She then leave her son’s head that she was carrying. I was shocked to see how lifeless it looks on the son she was carrying. It all look too real and I came to my senses and sense something is not right.
Encounter near Riana Green, Tropicana, Petaling Jaya (source : Malaysia Crime Awareness Campaign)
We encountered this couple along the road leading to Riana Green. It was at night and the road was so dark you could hardly see them if not for another car which stopped to assist them.
At first we thought that they had motorbike breakdown. But the car that had earlier slowed down to help them drove off. We wondered why. But we decided to turn around to help them as they looked like they were legitimately in need.
When we approached them, very cautiously, the lady immediately approached our car carrying her child. She started to say that the child was very sick and needed to go to a private clinic. Apparently the child was warded in a government hospital for a week but the child was discharged without getting any better and they now had to go to the private clinic instead. She asked me to touch the child’s body to feel the chicken pox and fever. I did not touch the child.
When we offered to take the child to the hospital they refused. Instead they asked for cash, RM150. The man asked for my husband’s IC number and bank account so that he could return the money when he got his salary.
After a very long sob story with lots of holes in it, we remained firm and offered to bring the child to the hospital and pay for the bill there. If the child was truly sick and if they were truly desperate, they would have immediately taken up the offer.
Since they found that we didn’t offer them cash, they walked away from our car and started to stop other vehicles along the road. That’s when we called the police. But the officer who took my call said, “Itu biasa.” They did send a patrol car to the scene but only after half an hour later. Needless to say that the couple and kids where not there anymore.
Beware of these con artists using kids as a ploy to fool kind-hearted people into believing that they need help. They are using the same modus operandi.
missjewelz says : ‘Without true virtue, moral and ethic, human will act in desperation to survive their living, or their greed. ‘. This couple might be acting out of desperation, but if they truly are looking for sustainable living and earning, they should sought for real help. Not a staged one like what have been told above. What more applying force to get ‘help’. We as citizens should also think this through from both side of the fence..We have not felt being on the other side hence the taking for granted our easy and happy life where we do not have to beg to survive a day and to feed our family. If you want to make a better changes, make that change for yourself, practise good values and spread them (together with love) to your family and friends.
Islam on Poverty
The Prophet always sought refuge in Allah from poverty saying “O Lord I seek refuge in Thee from kufr (unbelief) and poverty,” for according to another hadith, “Poverty, in all probability, leads to unbelief (kufr).” [source]
Islam on Greed
Wealth, while one of the greatest blessings that mankind has been given, is at the same time one of the greatest trials and temptations. Allah states,
“Your wealth and your children are only a trial (fitnah). And Allah – With Him is a great reward (Paradise).” [Surah al-Taghabun, 15]
He also states,
“And know that your possessions and your children are but a trial (fitnah) and that surely with Allah is a mighty reward.” [Surah al-Anfal, 28]
Hence, every material possession is only a test and a trial. To make this test even more difficult, the value of wealth is raised high above most other worldly goods. Almost every person has a strong craving for wealth. [source]
Islam on Tribulations [source]
Tribulations are a part of life but that doesn’t make them easy. We still grieve — but how could we not? We are, after all, a very emotional creation. So how does one cope with adversity? There are many ayat in the Qur’an that talk about different mechanisms of coping such as patience, faith, prayer and acceptance. But what I find the most profound and the most comforting is what Allah says in Surat Al-Baqarah:لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا
“Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear…” (Qur’an, 2:286).
If you stand back and take a look at the whole picture, you will realize that what you have when faced by a tragedy is a choice. Will you go through the stages of grief, denying Allah’s destiny and the wisdom of His plan for you? Or will you realize that what you are going through is something you know you can handle? Whatever trial comes your way is something that Allah has planned and which He has guaranteed you can handle. This ayah is comforting because I, as a faithful mu’min who believes in Allah and His wisdom, know deep in my heart that although the sadness is cumbersome it will not be overwhelming; that although the times might be tough, I am tougher; and that whatever comes my way will go away; and that eventually I will face my Lord whom, I hope, will be pleased with me as I am pleased with Him.
So when you go through a difficult situation, be it the inevitable death of a loved one or the loss of a job or just a flat tire on the side of the highway, take a deep breath and say:قُلْ لَنْ يُصِيبَنَا إِلَّا مَا كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَنَا
“Say: ‘Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allâh has ordained for us…’” (9:51).
The beauty of simplicity
The room was dark except for the light at the entrance corner of the room. The little one was going round and round chasing her own shadow cast by the incandescent ceiling light above her. I watched full of enthusiasm on how she noticed the shadow sneaking beneath her, which disappeared every time she bends down to grab it. So innocent, adventurous and playful – laughing and screaming away, who takes joy and appreciation out of the simplicity. Well, it wasn’t long before her mummy joined and played catch me using her own shadow puppets. The little one squealed to get away from the incoming shadow ! Instrument? Just this pair of hands. It was fun and mummy and kiddo certainly look forward to play some more shadow games.
For the rest of us adults, it is just nice to recall (if still in memory bank) how amazed we were with the petty fun and cool things surrounding us when we were little. Every second of exploration was worth the time of our adventurous mind and soul. We did not set boundaries and we certainly was not well taught of risk. We fall from our parents’ bed and we stumble while walking because we couldn’t balance well enough then. But soon as we learn to coordinate better, every fall means simply means another enhancing experience of getting up. We get up better and more efficiently. Walk more efficiently also! There was no whines or groans as its just part of growing. Like this little one, she picks herself up and carries on. Support, love and hugs shouting I am here for you is constantly given – especially after a bad fall ! (ouchh)
Fast forward 20 or 30 years, these simple yet powerful elements and emotions are feeders which keeps us going, whether its our family, friends, or any support and value system that we live in. While some have lost their so called feeders, they still manage through by looking for their own support system. Values, optimism and strength. Faith too. Some partially lost it and are in dire need of some motivation and lovin’ boostin’ – though many a times they do not admit it.
To be continued…
This is part 1 of 10 the ‘Chasing the Shadows’ series by me. My mind and emotion ramblings out of observing my little one playing with her shadows. No particular chapter in order but rather crafted to how I relate my little case study to the dynamic of life. Little big points which we can learn from and adapt to our daily lives.. As this series may be a little subjective, I recommend reading from part 1 to ‘get’ the whole story rather than segmenting it to just a particular part to ensure a clearer view of the whole story. Thank you.
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Its time of the year where most of us will be packing up for a fresh start in 2014. Whether its a new year’s resolution, a new work place, moving homes or even venturing into new careers. For some of us its transgressing in our careers while working on how to better achieve work life balance. There are many timelines and calendars that we track ourselves. Whether its the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese calendar, Islamic calendar etc — the significance of time is important (innit not ?!) . From celebrating birthdays, to anniversaries working at your current company, (Ironman anniversary!) and etc.
‘Clearing the junks’
This is one topic that is not so popular among the living procrastinators (I admit I am one of them!). We overlook how material pile up (at home, work, the laundry) can actually affect our mind and well-being. How do we feel going back home to face the forever to stay mess, the uncleared sink and overloaded laundry basket. Back at work, its either work is piling up, or the work place itself just all messed up. The brain and emotions can get as messed up too. So — the year end is a good time to clear the unnecessary and excessive junks which have been laying around. You know how hard it is to progress with all these blockages? Yeah, heard you, very hard indeed !
Draw up a plan
There are many practical tips and guides out there on how to objectively clear the mess in our lives (time, work, relationship, physical garbage ,priorities etc). It does help to a certain extent. While some of us just do what we feel is right, some choose to look for help as what they initially felt was right didn’t seem to work. You can tell if you see that the progress is that little !
Put it down on paper if you will , set a deadline and start working on it. Work on around the idea that you need things that have been collecting dusts, termites, cobwebs and just wasting your space needs to go.
i) Identify those items, and divide which is perishable and will be of no use to anybody (right to the garbage bin).
ii) Next, items which you can send to the recycle center. Put this on 1 side.
ii) Next– items to give away — put these in bags, label the intended recipients’ names and at least plan when you would like to hand it over to them. Be creative – you can give them as a gift if you want. Nothing wrong with that from my point of view. Things which have not been returned fall under this category also. Return them !!!
iii)Next, items which you can reuse – use them, and avoid unnecessary wastage from your wallet. Creativity works wonders.
Baby steps. Giant results.
We do get excited when we really want to clean up the clutter in our lives. The major unsung mistakes which most of us fall into is to over plan and under deliver. Set practical target. Workable ones. If you have friends or family members who can help, let them know your plans ahead. If you are working to achieve your targets on your own, simplify your plans and perhaps work on 1 plan or 1 segment of your plan every weekend, or every other day.
Same thing applied in our life philosophy. Simplify things and work on achievable goals. You don’t want to constrain yourself in the name of simplification !
Build a case
Let’s get away with the work-business scenario and look into some common grounds which you potentially may share with me. Lemme see.. taking charge of your time ! Yes, say this year looked a bit fuzzy on the time and event planning side, perhaps its a good start to plan ahead on the things that you want to achieve for next year on your domestic calendar.
i) Get 1 of those big enough organisers where you can plonk it important events.If you can have one at work, have one at home. It eases communication and tracking back/forward important occasions.
ii) Put in your family member’s birthdays, important anniversaries, and if you are into taking part in sports and social events, put those event dates in as well. Early planning makes up half of the planning already. From here its super easy to see if two events are clashing, or just too near to each other. Graduation dates, children’s sports day — put that all in.
iii) Start planning – work backwards on what you’ve put in. Say you have (ehemm) signed up for a MAJOR triathlon even in 2014 (*coughs*), the calendar will be a good platform to jot down the days you need to be away from hometown/work. If you are working, you can start planning your leaves here).
iv) Still on the ‘MAJOR’ triathlon events – There are plenty training programs out there. Look up for one which is most practical and suitable for you. While you don’t want to mess up the calendar book with your weekdays training, weekend training which involves long runs or bricks- you may want to put that in. Again, it will be just practical if you have a clashing event on that day. You can make early changes to your plans.
I took part in a ‘MAJOR’ tri event once in 2009. I had a whole calendar book just to plonk it my training and mileage. Kept it simple and it was the training bible for the number of training weeks. Keeps me focus and objective. At the same time keeping up the excitement to D-day !
Clearing the junks (again)
Let’s no procrastinate and take things more proactively. Its easier said than done. We aspire to achieve good, wondrous and virtuous things (don’t we!). Its just superb if we have already the intention. Next step is getting that butt off from the couch and start doing it. I find getting hooked to the internet (random endless hours of browsing, chatting, gaming and YouTube-ing) takes away A LOT of precious time. Not just from our real life, but also to the extent of becoming the reason why we procrastinate and become the irresponsible citizens, leaders, parents and individuals.
Instagraming (and checking out other people’s Instagrams) is of no exceptions.
Breathe and relax
Its good to start a purpose and a plan with a clear mind. Have good thoughts on why we need to work on the plan, and remain objective while achieving it. Don’t let anybody mess up your head, thoughts and emotions no more than it currently is. You deserve to stay calm. Need a wind down? Go for it whenever you can. If it takes as short as a 5 mins DND mode, than do it. Need a get away, by all means.
2014 and beyond
I hope all of us can work unto clearing the unnecessary mess in our lives progressively. It should be beyond 2013 and 2014. Uncluttered our home and work space. Clear things which need to be cleared (relationships too!), and hopefully we can walk/run our lives more efficiently based on the values which we hold close to our hearts. Well, value should be the overarching theme here, but yeah.. All the best to all of you. I hope I am not making this sound as if I am already drawing the curtain for this year. No not yet. Just things which are in my head which I think is worth sharing.
Taking a step back
If you have watched that viral video of Jean-Claude van Damme doing the epic split on the Volvo trucks, I am sure you must be awestruck. Well, that is one of the things he is good at after years of practice! If you have listened to narration on the background..I’ve had my ups and downs my fair share of bumpy roads and heavy winds. That’s what made me what I am today.
Some learning points from the narration if I may :-
Patchy roads in our lives are actually points from which we build our lives upon. That is where we start progressing and filling the loop holes. It is normal to face rough patches in our lives. The destination is important, but the journey is equally important too. At times, more important. Values are important in ensuring we are steering to the right path and stay away from the danger zones. Without values, its like wondering into a no-mans land without a compass, without a guide. Falling down and getting up again is part and parcel of life. Never give up as its NORMAL to have things don’t go your way. There may be opportunities else where.
Also lets not get too complacent with things- as those comfort areas can be at risk too. Look for areas of improvement. Get honest feedback. You may get unexpected feedback which may sound a little too harsh, especially if they are from total strangers who judges and punishes you, take it positively and optimistically. You know, we are the best filters. Let in what you want, and deflect those which you think will give rise to negative and skeptical emotions. We don’t need negative people to be pulling us down when we are actually trying our best to progress. They are best left unattended because what they really aspire is to see us react to them. So, leave them alone and hopefully they will leave you alone. What goes around comes around.
Like Van Damme and the rest of you, I have had my fair share too. So I am taking a step back to reflect on the musings of 2013 and see how I can improve for the better. To all my friends who have positively motivated me, thank you. You know who you are. To my readers who have followed me through the years I’ve been writing, thank you. (again, many silent readers. but that is what makes you and I special!). Have a nice week ahead everybody [and I hope you get to clear the junks!] !