Monday, February 27, 2012

dream. B I G.

Saw this on facebook and it hit me, right on. How true. We often complain about how unfair life is and how terrible our life can be. We dare not dream for the sky because we are afraid of falling hard and hurting ourselves. We frown more often at the mishaps and shortcomings because it's easier to be grumpy. We seldom count of blessings because to us, it's not that many. 

When i was younger, all i wanted was to be a radio DJ and to be RICH. Well, i got the first one, but am still on the road to the second one. However, along the way, i realise that being rich is not that easy. As adults, we are tied down to so many commitments. This responsibility that we undertake may kill our dreams and spirit towards what we have always dreamed of. 

I've always been a dreamer. And i often get laughed at when i was younger. But it made me stronger. I have this urge to always prove to myself that i can do it. I can achieve things that people think I'm incapable of. Of course there were many moments i felt like giving up, like everything else in this world in against me. I cry, but not too long. When I'm down, i force myself to think of things that i should be thankful for. I count my blessings because it makes me feel better about things. I feel that one of the key to happiness is to learn how to count our blessings.  

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. ~Fyodor Dostoevsky

Count your blessings. Too often, we grumble over life's stresses, troubles, complaints and frustrations. Instead, try to look for the sweeter things in your life, like your loved ones and also a job that pays the bills. 
Count the laughter. One of the greatest and simplest health remedies is laughter. Find things or people that make you laugh and smile. It takes the blues away and would definitely make you a happier person. Cos studies have shown that happier people and those who laugh often, tend to live a longer and more fulfilling life. While you're at it, laugh at your own seriousness. Whatever has you emotionally tied in knots is not worth the stress. Laugh it off! Smile on purpose, no matter what you're dealing with. It will make you feel better.
Count the moments. Spend a few minutes before you go to sleep in thankfulness. Consciously recall all the simple pleasures of your day.  I practice this with my partner. We try our best to make time for small talk right before we fall asleep. Be thankful even for the littlest of things. It makes you a more contented being. 
When we feel love and gratitude, it is impossible for us to be negative, so make this a habit, to raise your energy level and lift you out of the negative state. It's a matter of changing our attitudes towards a more positive one. 

I'm thankful for my awesome family who are so close-knit despite our differences. My family is king for random outings. But it's the effort that i appreciate the most. Each one of us does our best to make time for random outings. Thank you cousins, nephews and nieces for putting aside time for the family. You know i love you all like crazy. 

I'm thankful for having good friends who are there for me when I need their company. I knew these girls since i was 13 and i can still laugh and have a good meaningful conversation with them despite not hanging out as often. 

I'm thankful for having a job that I love so much. A chilldhood dream come true. 

I'm thankful for having the best husband in the world who adores me and always does his best to put me first before himself. I'm thankful for my two boys who never fail to make me smile and proud as a mother. These people are the reason that keeps me going each day. 

Alhamdulillah. Life is good. But i can't wait for it to get even better. 

Someday, insya'Allah. 

It's ok to dream BIG my friends. You just gotta have faith in that dream. =)


  1. Love your perspectives, Nona. Here's a quote i wld like to share : "Our doubts are traitors, they make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt." True, isn't it? All our dreams can come true if we are courageous enough to pursue them.

  2. i totally agree. it takes a brave heart to chase after those amazing dreams. ;)