|Art by Tolkienmaster.|
Life is just like the sea;
Moving without an end.
Nothing stays with us forever.....
What remains is just the memories of
some people who touched us as waves.
"Be Free, Be Educated. Be Aware, Be Alive. Be a Survivor, Be Persistent. Be a Friend, Be Yourself. Just Be!" - Nur Diyanah Magness
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Stretch the stress away without leaving your desk. by Colleen Martin ( Article shared by Luis Andrade.) Stretching doesn’t just feel good. ...
I read this on my cousin's Facebook today and simply had to share it. Something to really think about : God does not have a Blackbe...
Bridal Fashion around the World. It doesn’t matter whether you are an Asian, European or American Beauty -- all women wish to look awe...
I am in the mood to try different recipes this week. Had 4 different colors of capsicum, fresh mushrooms and beans in the fridge. I improvi...
Cream Cheese Frosting. Cream Cheese Frosting (version 1) 250 grams cream cheese, softened. 2 tablespoons butter, softened. 1 teaspoon...
This was sent to me by an old school friend via email and it is just too good to not share with everyone. Please take some time to read...
You can use any cake recipe to make cupcakes. Typically, cupcakes bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. (180°C). However, not eve...
I had an urge for coffee and blogging at the same time ….so I made my way to the nearest coffee place and had my usual Latte. I found tha...
Brownie Secrets: Here is a compilation of tips from my own baking experiences and from known bakers around the globe. Brownies are often ...
Stress and Depression are so common these days. In fact, everyone goes through it at some point in their life. Some of us go through mi...
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
|The Most important Things in Life Aren't Things.|
The past month has been filled with reconnecting and spending quality time with friends and family. I do not know if it is age catching up or just me being sentimental, but these moments have been so precious and the best times in my entire life. I am thankful, I am grateful for all the people that God has sent my way ..family, friends old and new, acquaintances. Everyone has touched my life in some way or rather.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
I believe that in any life's circumstance, when we shelve the negativity and fill ourselves with Love and in turn radiate positive aura, a door is opened in the universe and only Good enters our Lives. I have experienced it many times through the years but never realised it up till now...Love with a genuine heart SINCERELY without expecting anything in return and only then you will see things changing in your life. The moment we choose to LOVE and give the goodness of ourselves to others, we begin to experience the beauty of life and everything around us becomes calm and at peace...good things happen. An iota of Love from one soul adds on to the Universe because we are all connected. Just imagine if every soul does the same....the effect would be really great. Let's start today to heal our Lives with Love. The more you give, the more you get....and the world becomes a better place. Have a great weekend everyone!xoxoxoxo Nur Diyanah
The moment we choose to Love, we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to Love, we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways to liberate ourselves and others. That action is the testimony of love as the practice of freedom. -- Bell Hooks.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Being alive is something we all take for granted all the time. No one really thinks much about it. It’s easy for us to get caught up thinking of the future and past, the times we were happy and sad, disappointed, hurt etc. We forget to think and indulge in the present. We are blessed to still be here…to be alive…life in itself is the greatest gift and despite all our problems …life is beautiful. We just have to change our frame of mind to appreciate life and be grateful for it.
The trick to being happy is to enjoy each day as it comes. Don’t wish away your days waiting for better ones. Sometimes we do not realize how big the little things in life really are. We just have to take time out to enjoy the little things in life like the wonderful smell of pancakes/roti canai/nasi lemak in the morning, smiling at others, having coffee/teh tarik with old friends, the smell and beauty of flowers around us…taking the time to actually browse a bookstore, giving a hug to loved ones and friends, holding your kids or partner’s hand, listening to music together…planting seeds and seeing sprouts come up, the concern people show you when you are hurt or injured, finding the perfect gift for someone, listening to little kids talk, praying together, helping an elderly person, reading hadith as a family, when a long lost friend still remembers you, seeing sunshine enter the room as you open the blinds….and the list goes on.
It’s these little things in life that connect us to the bigger things….it’s these little things and moments that give us the quality in life. For those who have not already, start living now...live in the present and enjoy the simple and little things in life....for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
- It's very depressing and sad to hear of the recent events in the news. What's sad is when anger blinds peoples minds to become very rash and irrational, threatening other innocent lives out of revenge. God have mercy on all of us.
"If you enter this world knowing you are loved
and you leave this world knowingthe same,
then everything that happens in between
can be dealt with" °° Michael Jackson.
|"An eye for an eye will make |
the whole world blind" °° Mahatma Ghandi.
|"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, |
adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate:only love can do that."°° Martin Luther King Jr.
|"The more you are motivated by love, the more |
fearless and free your action will be." °° Dalai Lama.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
A friend asked, how do you mend a broken heart? Not an easy question to answer but there are many ways to ease the pain and eventually start over again.
Heartbreak is a type of emotional pain that really, really hurts. In fact you will feel rotten for a long time and even cry non stop. Let it all out…it’s ok…grieve your loss, but remember not to do it too long or you will just end up getting even more damaged not only emotionally, but also physically and mentally. You should understand that there is really not a single perfect relationship in the world. Even those couples you admire have their ups and downs; they just know how to deal with them. So, you should accept the fact that you were both responsible for the way things turned out in your relationship, even though it may appear as if it was your ex who was in the wrong. You should therefore agree to start your relationship afresh without focusing on the past mistakes.
The happy fact is that most people not only get over heartbreak, but they go on to love again. No one is immune from a broken heart. At some time in our lives someone hurts us, or we hurt them, and we feel like curling into a corner in a heap of tears. We have all been there. The good news is the heart does heal. And we can find the courage to love again.
Sometimes the words of others soothe us more than our own. Here are some Quotes to Inspire and God Willing, Help You Through the Day:
"Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go." –Author Unknown
"Sadness flies away on the wings of time." -Jean de La Fontaine
"I thought when love for you died, I should die. It's dead. Alone, most strangely, I live on." -Rupert Brooke
"Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light. " -Jean Giraudoux
"When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal." -Author Unknown
"A final comfort that is small, but not cold: The heart is the only broken instrument that works. -T.E. Kalem
"Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it's better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together." -Author Unknown
"Don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens - The Main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away." -John Steinbeck
"It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all."-Samuel Butler
"Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” - Herman Hesse
Love Lost: “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night.” -Edna St. Vincent Millay
Hope: “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” -Dale Carnegie
Hope: “Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops… at all.” -Emily Dickinson
Lost Love: “Wanting him is hard to forget, loving him is hard to regret, losing him is hard to accept, but even with all the hurt I’ve felt, letting go is the most painful yet.” -Unknown
Love: “Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, never… never forget it.” -Curtis Judalet
Lost Love: “Love never dies a natural death….Love dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. Love dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. Love dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishing.” -A. Nin
Forgiveness: Forgiveness is the economy of the heart. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. -Hannah More
Existence: “Everyday is a new opportunity to stand up and try again.” -Amelie Chance
State of Mind: “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” -Buddha
Have Purpose: “Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.” -Mary Wollstonecraft ShelleyReference your favorite quote to ease your heartache. You’ll find some of them are hopeful and give you at least some strength to move on.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Many will be your friends - they will act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're going to fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.”