This is a good article from the yahoogroups I received via the email. In Islam, the story would be translated to ‘Qada and ‘Qadar or the good and the bad. Qada and Qadar is one of the six Islamic faiths. Everything happened for a reason. My friend said that if something happened, it was meant to be, so be it.
The Malays have this belief about instinct. When you are about to leave home, sometimes your instinct says something that make you wanted to step back inside, wait for a few seconds and then only make your way out. Havent you notice that sometime you would say, ‘if I was to be there at the accident spot at that very time, I would surely be involve in the accident. Luckily I was a few seconds behind (or ahead).
Procrastinating can sometime be good or bad. More goodness for me. I sometimes procrastinate and feel guilty about my act but then in the end, something else happen as a result of my procrastinating.
Now I can’t vouch for the story’s validity but I believe in the moral of the story. So, read on….
Whatever happens in life, happens for good, so stop worrying about the future and forget the past.
After Sept 11th, one company invited the remaining members of other companies who had been affected by the incident on the Twin Towers, to share their available office space. At a morning meeting, the head of security told stories on why these people were alive and all the stories were just ‘little things’ that had happened to them that day. He started:
“As you might know, the head of the company survived that day because his son started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts.
One of them missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change.
One’s car wouldn’t start.
One went back to answer the telephone.
One had a child that dawdled and didn’t get ready as soon as he should have.
One couldn’t get a taxi.
The one that struck everyone was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning; took various means to get to work but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.”
Now when I am stuck in traffic, miss an elevator, turn back to answer a ringing telephone, all the little things that annoy me. I think to myself, this is exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment.
Next time your morning seems to go wrong, the children are slow getting dressed, you can’t seem to find the car keys, you hit every traffic light; don’t get mad or frustrated. I am still, and forever, learning…