Assalammualaikum & hello....
It has been a gloomy week.. Too many sad news hovering the nation. Cloudy emotions are everywhere. First there was the MH370 unprecedented catastrophe. Second there was the injustice killing of 529 Muslims being the follower of Ikhwanul Muslimin. Lastly the demise of a beloved fashionista / blogger Ami Schaheera last Wednesday March 26, 2014. All these news in just a few days apart. No; I did not have any acquaintance on the MH370 flight (thank goodness).. No; late Ami & I are also not acquainted. But why do I feel this sad and immersed with these bereavements? I believe it's call being human and I have soft spots for mishaps.
With everything that is going on in our vicinity, it tends to make me ponder; what is next? What does the future holds for me? For my family? My children? Subhanallah... People say count your blessings, not your losses but I find that easier said than done. It's hard to be grateful because human are known for being oblivious. It's hard for me to be grateful because like others I often trample & rant on my misfortunes rather than appreciating my gains.
That is where I regain my senses by looking at Ami. She has been fighting leukemia 4 years and the worst part is she was made known of it 1 month after tying the knot. Did she focus on her misfortune? Definitely not.. In fact, she LIVED. She lived her life. She left engineering and pursue her passion in fashion. She always quoted Allah knows what is best for me. She always shared her journey and never once showed disdain. She was truly an inspiration and losing her makes me feel numb.... I just feel numb.. Morbid to be precise.
Not to mentioned the calamity on MH370.. Once in awhile, Uncle Din would fly to China on a business trip leaving Piya & I at home. So when the news of MH370 took place, I felt laden. What would had happened if he was onboard? Subhanallah... The thought kills me.. How are the family members of the passengers enduring this brunt moment? How are they coping? MasyaAllah... I pray that the family members would accept fatalism as part of Allah's willing. The sooner they accept things, the sooner they will find peace..
So yeaaaa... It has been a gloomy week.. But I don't intend to engross any further by spending the next few days feeling down. Rather, I want to spend time with my family. Cherish them & be with them while Allah is willing it. I learned a lot from these tragic moments and that is something for me to ponder...
Have a great weekend people..