Friday, November 14, 2008

The key to happiness ...

~happiness is something money could not possibly buy~
(Diari HuMaiRA 14/11/08)


Salamun 'alayk ...

Today, my father showed me, indeed, a very interesting power point presentation sent to him by a friend. It was about how an old wise man who is in his early 90's (if u consider it to be early) describe his key to happiness. I wish I could paste it on the site but unfortunately it couldn't be uploaded.

It's very amazing how the key to a happy life could be so simple.

It goes like this...

The wife of this wise old man died. So he was obliged to move to the retirement home. (an old folks home) As he was waiting in the lobby, a man came to take him to his room and while walking, the man described the room that he would be living in.

'' You'll be staying in a small room with a sheet hanging serving as a curtain".

'' I like it very much ''
the wise old man said with an enthusiasm like an 8 year old getting a new puppy.

'' Sir, you haven't seen the room '' .

'' That has nothing to do with it. Happiness is something I choose in advance. Whether or not I like the room does not depends on the furniture or the decor- rather it depends on how I choose to see it as ".

" it is already decided in my mind that I like my room. It is a decision I take every morning when I wake up. Every day is a gift and as long as I can open my eyes I will focus on the new day and all the happy memories that I have built up during my life"

Masha Allah...

This old man was certainly wise indeed. He appreciated every moment and seconds of his life.

Did you realize the way he acted and thought? He didn't even see the room, yet, he was very delighted. That's because he chose to be happy with whatever he has and will have.

My dear friends,

We too, have that freedom of choosing. Allah gave us 'Aql for us to choose wisely.

He gave a lot of ni'mat to us and we must be thankful for that.

However, people tend to complain and be ungrateful for the blessings He gave.

We always feel that everything is insufficient.

'' Wishing for a laptop while having a desktop

Wishing for a Porsche while already having a well-conditioned car

Wishing for a new brand mobile phone while already having a good mobile phone

Wishing to be like those from the west while already having (ISLAM) the most perfect lifestyle''


See, we tend to wish for things and not being grateful and thankful enough for what we already possess.

His sayings are true... No doubt about it.

'' I gave you a lot of ni'mat but only little of you who are thankful''

It's true.

Little of us are happy and satisfied with what we have.

Now my dear friends... which would you choose? I know what I would. I'd go for happiness... hope u'll too ...

6 comments:

fItRiNa said...

vote for happiness...
mesti la wey...
spe mahu kesengsaraan...
really2 like this en3 la...
tang cite tuh...
kagum dgn d'old wise man...
it's easier said than done...
tp kn, moga kita punya upaya utk jd seperti tu...
insyaAllah...

HuMaiRA IMTIYAZ said...

we can la...

InsyaAllah...if we set our minds correctly...

Look at our Prophet s.a.w and the Sahabah

how they led their simple yet amazing life blessed by Allah

iqaraz said...

alhamdulillah....tqah dapat satu input menarik hari ini....

~papaya~

Mohd Adam-Zurairi Mohd Rawi said...

waa..kagum2!!

mcm tak caye je ko yg tulis blog nih..

sepatah perkataan pun tak tggl time mbca td..

thanks!

HuMaiRA IMTIYAZ said...

all praise be to Allah

bloggers cuma pemudah cara...

ilmu dan kefahaman itu semua dariNya...

Anonymous said...

to gain happiness,one must create it,not to search for it..people will never feel contented for what they have..even the richest guy in the world is still stockpiling for more money,feeling unsatisfied with the fortune he has already made..