Thursday, December 04, 2008

Sacrifice

A willingness to make sacrifices in our lives in order to stay on the Straight Path. Each of us makes small sacrifices, giving up things that are fun or important to us. A true Muslim, one who submits his or herself completely to the Lord, is willing to follow Allah's commands completely and obediently. It is this strength of heart, purity in faith, and willing obedience that our Lord desires from us.

I am grateful to be given the opportunity to be here, especially with the current state of the economy. I could see how it benefits the lil one. She has transformed from a fragile and timid little girl to this confident young lady. She has achieved a lot for her age and for this year school play, she’s going to be the narrator. Apparently it is a big part but mummy dearest was a bit clueless until she stressed out the importance of the role.

Knowing that I am considered as an asset means that I should maximise this opportunity. I shall continue staying here and contribute as much as I can. I understand that it also means we have to sacrifice other aspects in life. For both of us, it is being away from our loved ones; family and friends.

Yet, knowing the sacrifices that some of my friends have to make, mine is nothing. If our heart and mind is at the right path, somehow things will be ok.

Salam aidil adha from both of us. May you have a blessed eid.

17 comments:

Inah said...

salam aidil adha to u too!! besides thinking of staying there..perhaps you should think to come over here too.. *grins*

being away from your loved ones..that's what happened to me :(

D said...

aaah... same theme in my head. the actual thing is yet to be published!

happy eidul adha to you and the lil one! i'm sure you're gonna be around a while longer...

n.i. said...

Salam Aidiladha to u too... A home is where the heart is, regardless where you are, u'll be happy as long as mini b is there with u, right? take care!

darlene said...

hi ms b,
salam aidil adha to you too. have a good weekend.

Akmal said...

Ms. B,
Salam aidil adha to both of you :D

Hazia said...

Salam aidil adha to you.
Yeah, some sacrifices have high returns in the future:)

[danial][ma] said...

hej! Ms B&mini B...just to wish you happy eid udha al mubarak...have a great celebration...

Ms B said...

hi inah,

Ah, perhaps it is written in my destiny to be a traveller. Maybe one day I shall go back to the Land Down Under, god willing.

Todate, I've been away from family 1/3 of my life. Their love and support makes it easier.

U keep well Inah. I'm sure u'd be fine. Salam aidil adha to u.

Ms B said...

d dear,

Thank u. Indeed i am blessed. At least I hv one thing less to be worried about. I suppose i can learn and contribute more by staying here.

happy eid to you and the group. *smiles* I hope u get to do that trip. the kids will luv it.

Ms B said...

hi n.i.,

what you said is true. Home is where the heart is. Her love keeps me going.

happy eid to you too!

Ms B said...

darlene,

U too dear! enjoy the long weekend. I'd probably go to work on that day.

Ms B said...

hi akmal,

salam aidil adha to u too! take lots of pics k!

Ms B said...

hi hazia,

some investments are worth the risk. For me, it means seeing my girl growing up, being apart of her life and at the same time, having a good career.

Ms B said...

hi danial,

thank you! and congratulations on your pics being featured in bbc!!!

Just me...Naz said...

Ms B,
Salam Aidil Adha to both of you. Some *sacrifices* are worth making :)

Kak Teh said...

Salam Ms B and selamat hari raya haji to you and your little ms B. Do I see you tomorrow?

Ms B said...

hi naz,

*smiles* you are right. Thank you. Hope your eid was good.

KT,

As I mentioned, berkorban... Had a few urgent things for past two days.