Tuesday, January 5, 2010


By Al-'Asr (the time),
Verily! Man is in loss,
Except those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth, and recommend one another to patience.

...Surah Al-Asr

He is a waster of time. He recalled the stagnant grades of his and wonders if it could be due to how he spends his time. Perhaps. He knows shouldn't be entertaining such thoughts during prayers and he's trying not to. He closed his eyes but his mind was still able to see. As soon as he's done, he went to his study and took out the Quran. He read Surah Al-Asr. He then took a pencil and wrote the surah on a blank piece of paper.

It felt like a million years since he last wrote something in Arabic. His handwriting was terrible.

"Time .... I'm a waster of time. I'm in loss. I try to do good, believe in doing good, tries to be patient and tell others to be patient. But still, I'm in loss. Please help me." He heard the message from his heart. He vows to ease it's pain.

2010 is here. I've yet to pen a resolution so here goes.. If there's one thing I wish to achieve this year, it's to make use of time wisely. I do not want to look back and say that I could've done better with the time I had. Which then brings me to regret.

I hope to not look back in regret - the things I wished I had done but I didn't, or the things I wished I hadn't done but I did. This is a tough one coz I know my actions could go either way. But then again, most of the time, we only know which are the actions that we'll live to regret and which are the ones that we'll not only through experience. Einstein once said, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” And from mistakes that I'll inevitably make, I guess I could view it as an opportunity to discover something new about myself, about people and about life.

2010 will therefore be a year with few regrets, plenty of mistakes and countless opportunities to discover and learn, insyaallah.

1 comment:

Cait said...

What a great perspective! Happy New Year!!