Thursday, June 30, 2005

Fortune cookie

You are about to make some changes in your life (again). Changing jobs, changing residence, and if that doesn't work, then changing continents. As for changing marital status, unless she falls right in your laps, you're not getting any.

Nothing stays the same. Hard times pass and never persist, just notice when the good times arrive, and make good use of them, and thank God for both the bad and good times.

And remember: إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرً (alInshirah:6) and وَعَسَى أَنْ تَكْرَهُوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ وَعَسَى أَنْ تُحِبُّوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَكَُمْ (alBaqarah:216)

Patience is a virtue. Sometimes you don't wait long enough. Don't let time scare you. Wait as long as you can before you settle --but not too long. Sometimes concessions are worth it, but know how to live with it.

Just keep on working hard, know when to rest, and know when to quit --but don't make it easy. And hey, keep on trying.

8 comments:

Me, Myself And I said...

Hey where did you get this fortune cookie..i want one..had not had one in ages (well am not into chinese food at all alergic to soya)...It is just that thru hard times, we never seem to remember that they never last-one way or another eveyone had gone through many of those-it is all relative of course but they never last...The trick i i am trying to learn these days is to cherish and be open to both the good and the bad times..with the bad times, do not run away from them, experience them, feel them, be aware and awake when they happen..they shall go away in peace. same for the good ones too...Another trick is the Here and Now...takes a lot of training and mind setting..but it is worth it...but again...where did you get your fortune cookie or was it home made??

Al Sharief said...

Change is Good + as they say
"Fi Al Haraka Baraka'a"
Embrace Change till you get a net postive steady "rate" of change, I say...& If you could enjoy some "comfort zones" along the way, you have it made...
What matters is the direction & the objectives of the changes..
& who said that Fortune Cookies can't inspire?!

كــــــلام said...

well.. am a big cookies lover..(however the guilty feeling that keeps tracing me after eating any... for betraying my weight watching thing....Anyway..) . . so, if you know how you are going to change your life... then you are halfway there.. being sure of what you really want.... is an excellent start........
and you are right ..we should always ...keep trying.. it should be like something non stop.....and dont -too much- evaluate your results... or keep looking back ..or feel sorry that you didnt get things like you wanted them to be... for there's always a lesson behind what happens..! and one should be witty enough to get it.........!!!!!
Patience .. i agree with you yes.. patience....patience and moooooooore patience..!

Alina said...

A good sign for a change! This post was everything I needed right now! So thank you, Mohamed!

haal said...

Kayla, back to flirting with Fromcairo!!???!!! we still I DO... Please. some consideration for the poor wife.

What's wrong with you Romanians.

roora said...

i don

roora said...

sorry it wasnt completed from me

i thought this post is to denote that change is the only constant and nothing remains bad and yes we should have patience so that we can take the reward of the pateince and ISA , i belive that patients reward is great , we should remember GOD in the good and in the bad times as you mentioned ,
i belive that in any aspect in our life even if it is trival we need patience, as the reward of being patinet was mentioned a lot in quran

Alina said...

Yeah, Haal, us Romanians are just MEAN! Just like you Egyptians! :))