Guest Post by Maemi
We want to introduce you to our blogger friend Maemi! She has such a genuine heart and we are so excited that she is guest posting today. She once told us that she wanted to spread a little happiness out there and she has always sent happiness our way.
Now let’s spread some happiness her way.
After you read her post go check out her blog truthfulchild.
This moment is one of a kind. It won’t ever come back. I know it’s not something amazing that you’re doing. Like you are about to jump off the plane and it is your first time skydiving, or it’s your grandparent’s 50th anniversary, and in a moment, you and your family are about to surprise them with a wonderful party.
No, it isn’t one of those anticipated moments.
Yet, it is way more valuable than that.
Try to think of two things which are very costly, but aren’t treated as they should be because your parents bought them for you. Now think of something that you bought for yourself after saving up for it. Do you see a difference in their value?
We are created as such that when we acquire something easily, we take it for granted. There are many things we aren’t giving their fair share of attention to. The most vital; your dreams, aspirations, goals. They are worthy enough to be turned into reality. When we work hard for them. When we live, eat, sleep them. The end result is exhilarating because we learn to push ourselves, and reach that amazing part of ourselves that hadn’t been unlocked before. And what everyone sees is only the tip of the iceberg. The secret is only with you. And the only person who knows how well you are actually doing is you. I have a beautiful friend, and I say beautiful because she a beautiful heart, who once told me about how frustrating it was for her as she had been exercising regularly, watching her diet for months and she had still made no visible improvement. This only caused my respect to increase for her, as how many times has it been, that we give up on something and to make ourselves feel better, go on and make excuses upon excuses. There are so many memes today that make procrastination feel like it’s something cool, because everyone’s doing it. Well, besides those who know themselves.
Because you are capable of amazing things and just because you aren’t a famous magazine reporter, a dedicated football coach, a committed nurse or anything that comes to your mind right now which you think is exciting and worth respecting, doesn’t mean that you don’t have to live each moment to the fullest. Yes, I said you should live each moment to the fullest. Watching tv show episodes end to end doesn’t count as that. Neither does partying every night. The actual meaning of these words is something quite different than what is usually portrayed or what it has come to be known as.
It means living each moment with purpose. Thinking, wishing, wondering and hoping. And then most importantly putting it into action. Having clear intentions for everything that you do. Remaining focused throughout the day. No, it isn’t impossible. Learn to trust yourself and most importantly, grow. Once you make up your mind, you will be able to do it In sha Allah (God willing). Have faith in the unseen.
I have always been a curious person, inquiring knowledge of whatever shape or form. As I grew older, I was able to differentiate the right from wrong. Many lessons and experiences later, I am a little further ahead but also definitely assured of what I want out of life. I now take care about both the little and big things in life because for me the most important questions have been answered. Knowledge is the most valuable property a person can possess but it is the application of that knowledge that differentiates one person from another. I started this blog in the hope to share what I learned and am learning so that even a single person may benefit from it. I want to help remove the doubts and misconceptions of readers similar to what I once had.
Focusing on each of our mental, spiritual and physical health is very important and so you will find mindful quotes on my blog, those that make you think (not overthink hopefully). And optimism. That is something we all should carry more of <3