2 years of repentance
2 years of abstinence
2 years of intellectual reflection
2 years of well being
2 years of soul striving
2 years clean.
2 years of depression
2 years of solitary confinement
2 years of regret
2 years of self loathing
2 years lack of motivation
2 years hopeless.
Don’t worry if you have problems! Which is easy to say until you are in the midst of a really big one, I know. But the only people I am aware of who don’t have troubles are gathered in little neighborhoods. Most communities have at least one. We call them cemeteries. If you’re breathing, you have difficulties. It’s the way of life. And believe it or not, most of your problems may actually be good for you!
Let me explain. Maybe you have seen the Great Barrier Reef, stretching some 1,800 miles from New Guinea to Australia. Tour guides regularly take visitors to view the reef. On one tour, the guide was asked an interesting question. “I notice that the lagoon side of the reef looks pale and lifeless, while the ocean side is vibrant and colorful,” a traveler observed. “Why is this?” The guide gave an interesting answer: “The coral around the lagoon side is in still water, with no challenge for its survival. It dies early. The coral on the ocean side is constantly being tested by wind, waves, storms & surges of power. It has to fight for survival every day of its life. As it is challenged and tested it changes and adapts. It grows healthy. It grows strong. And it reproduces.” Then he added this telling note: “That’s the way it is with every living organism.”
That’s how it is with people. Challenged and tested, we come alive! Like coral pounded by the sea, we grow. Physical demands can cause us to grow stronger. Mental and emotional stress can produce tough-mindedness and resiliency. Spiritual testing can produce strength of character and faithfulness.”"
I asked for Strength… and God gave me Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom… and God gave me Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity… and God gave me Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage… and God gave me Danger to overcome.
I asked for Love… and God gave me Troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors… and God gave me Opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted … I received everything I needed!"
1.) I’d love to do as Leonardo da vinci did, and buy caged birds just to set them free.
2.) Is music really haram? I keep disputing this…it really is a big weakness for me. Not sex, not drugs, not alcohol but MUSIC. nevertheless, I have the upmost respect for people if they’ve quit music..mash’Allah that’s true dedication.
3.) circumstantial assumptions- people going through things, that can alter how they are at different points in their life. People say I’ve changed but really I’m still the same girl I’ve always been. It’s just that people need to take the time to break through the exterior to get to it these days