Timeless Lessons Everyone Learns Eventually.

Posted by Mademoiselle Sophie , Tuesday, October 16, 2012 7:57 AM

By: Marc and Angel Hack Life


Just a few timeless life lessons we all learn on the road of life...

1. Beauty comes from within. - You will never be beautiful like me. You can only be beautiful like you. One does not become beautiful by trying to be beautiful. One becomes beautiful by finding beauty in what's already within.

2. Pain has a purpose. - Pain doesn't just show up in your life for no reason. It's a sign that something in your life needs to change. This change takes strength. But remember, it's not that those who are strong never get weak in the knees, or that they never gasp for a breath. It's that while their knees are shaking, they force themselves to breathe and to take another step.

3. There are right people, and wrong people, for you. - There are fake people, and those who are true friends. There are people who take the heart out of you and those who put it back. You have a choice of who to spend time with. True friends have an honest heart, and will go out of their way to help you when you need it most. Stick with the people who never let you down and keep their promises. You can't fake that.

4. What you focus on grows. - Do not let the negativity wear off on you. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Promote what you love instead of discrediting what you dislike. When you choose to focus on the things you love, you end up finding more joy and more love in life.

5. What you don't start today, won't be finished by tomorrow. - There are seven days in the week and someday isn't one of them. Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.

6. Sometimes taking your own advice is hard. - You know what to do, but you can't seem to accept your own good judgement.You've said the same exact words to others, but listening to your own words is a struggle. That's why friends are priceless. Because sometimes you just need to hear it from someone other than yourself.

7. You can't live your life solely for other people. - When writing the story of your life, don't let someone else hold the pen. You've got to do what's right for you, even if the people you love disagree with your dreams. Live your life so that when it's time to ask where the time went, you can answer: “It went to joyful moments of self-discovery, to my search for passion, to doing work that felt like play, to standing up for what I believe in, and to exploring this beautiful world with an open heart.  My time went to living MY life!” 

8. Forgiveness is the first step to recovery. – Sometimes we don’t forgive people because they deserve it; we forgive them because they need it, because we need it, and because we cannot move forward without it.  So cry, forgive, learn, and move on.  Let your tears water the seeds of your future growth and happiness. 

9. Your beliefs become your reality. – What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for.  You become what you believe.  Even though you cannot control everything that happens, you can control your attitude toward what happens.  And in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.   

10. Success is rarely easy, but always worth it. – Those who have achieved their dreams know that life is about willpower and persistence.  It’s about hanging on to hope when your heart has had enough, and giving even more when your mind and body want to give up.  Yes, each step may get harder, but the view from the top is priceless, and well worth enduring the journey to get there.

Picnic & Gathering 2.0

Posted by Mademoiselle Sophie , Saturday, October 13, 2012 3:00 PM

Alhamdulillah for today :)
i really had a great fun at Hadiqah Al-Azhar.. Jazakunnallahu khair akhawati (awkward a little bit to say it, yelah, dah lama tinggal and already getting used to say thank you millions times buddy :P ) anyway, today's fun was unforgettable, and it left deep impression in my heart. Just like the emcee has said before, we hope to gather like this again in Jannah.. I felt like crying :( huhuhu... InsyaALLAH.. I love all of you lillah.

We gathered because of Him, we love and we hate because of Him, and only for Him. Suddenly, i remembered home. i remembered my mother, father, adik2.. and i am really thankful to Allah because i was born in that family, i was raised by my parent and not 'others' (bukan mak ayah yg lain) and i hope to be anak solehah, which is of great valuable asset for my parent, insyaALLAH. (mahu jadi tiket untuk mak ayah masuk syurga)

What are the lessons learnt today?
AHHH.. i forget to mention the theme;  Protect The Ukhuwwah, Grow The Fikrah (P&G).. it also stands for Picnic and Gathering 2.0 :)

1) the chosen ayah for today's gathering is Surah Al-Anfaal, verse 63. okay peeps, open your quran, read it and make some tadabbur. it is awesome! how ALLAH The Almighty describes to us that only ALLAH can unite our heart and had we spent all that is in the earth ( bygkn semua yg ade kat bumi, uncountable kot.. subhanallah), we could not have done it but ALLAH.. ALLAH is the only one who has the power to change people's heart and to make us stand as one :)

2) love and hate someone because of ALLAH. if you hate, hate the bad deeds, not the person him/herself. Nobody is flawless. we all make mistakes in life, learn to forgive and to accept someone just the way they are. I too am not the best person to comment on this matter, because i too sometimes get carried away with my feelings and let it get the better of me... tapi,mujahadahlah dengan diri sendiri.. istighfar bnyak2 when you have hasad dengki or perasaan mazmumah lain dalam hati towards other people (contoh, feel superior, better, way more beautiful, way more soleh/solehah than others, stingy, annoyed dengan orang lain for no reason and etc).. beware! 

3) Appreciate the tie of ukhuwwah (especially ukhuwwah defined by faith) :) Nurture your love towards your usrahmates, friends, family, society and treat them with full love and care.. (this one also, no full comment..) Just walk the talk okay?? :))

Always tajdid niyyah lillah only.. and make istighfar a lot for all the mistakes done, and also always pray for ALLAH's forgiveness :)

p/s: for all my childish mistakes i am sorry, people may think i am strong and brave, but only the closest ones know how vulnerable this human being is :')

egypt; post-arrival~

Posted by Mademoiselle Sophie , Thursday, October 11, 2012 8:58 AM

peace to all :)

finally.. i'm back in egypt. it's already my eleventh day over here. Post-arriving, i'm experiencing my first homesick feeling, and it is really terrible. i felt so lonely, i don't know how to describe it.. yeah, i know i still got my bro with me, but it just won't go away.. i kept picturing my parent's face and my bibigurl :( she once asked me why did i have to study so far? duduk aje dekat UNISZA which is very near to our house. i just laughed and said.. i've gone this far. i'm not going to stop halfway. it's okay, absence make the heart grow fonder.. duduk lama2 kat malaysia, asyik gaduh aje pulak..

true. that is my first time.experiencing homesick~

maybe the excitement of first time travelling abroad override other feelings :) and as the time passed, and i am already in my fourth year, i come to really appreciate the presence of my family. when it's time to go back, it is very hard to leave them. But, that is the price that i have to pay~ and mama abah i would do well for this year.

okayyy.. i am still adjusting.. there are so many things to be done. i plan to settle all the problems as soon as possible, what with the house, renewing my visa, taking money from the bank, buying all the stuffs for the room, calling ammu to repair all the new damage recently arise.. and to catch up with the syllabus. i've got plenty of leisure time actually as our classes mostly start at 12 oclock in the afternoon and finish at 2 p.m. i just don't know where to start plus i am lazy. haha.. 

what else? hmmm.. i made myself to sit in front in every class so that i can be more focus and i force myself not to sleep in class.. cuma tadi, terkatup sebentar (because i eat a lot in the morning :P) thank you arif for all the tips. thank you for being with me at hard times. listening to my sobsobs, offering advice (though i've to push you for that), calling me just to ask how my day went :) only ALLAH can rewards you for your kindness.. now, i'm fine and feeling good as ever, alhamdulillah :)

so, that's all for now.
i'll just leave you with this saying..

"A change in behaviour begins with a change in the heart"