"Wherever you are, be all there cause one day, you won't be there anymore."



"Mitch asked Morrie if he is ever afraid to grow old. Then Morrie said, "Mitch, I embrace aging. It's very simple. As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed at twenty-two, you'd always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It's growth. It's more than the negative that you're going to die, it's also the positive that you understand you're going to die, and that you live a better life because of it." .
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But if aging were so valuable, why do people always say, "Oh if I were young again." You never hear people say, "Oh if I were sixty-five." .
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Then Morrie smiled and said, "You know what that reflects? Unsatisfied lives. Unfulfilled lives. Lives that haven't found meaning. Because if you've found meaning in your life, you don't want to go back. You want to go forward. You want to see more, do more. If you're always battling against getting older, you're always going to be unhappy, because it will happen anyhow."
 
- pg. 118, Tuesdays with Morrie; Mitch Albom.

Menikmati setiap detik nafas terhela adalah nikmat yang tidak dapat didustakan. Setiap detak jantung yang masih berdegup adalah anugerah yang paling bernilai buat kita. Maka hargailah hidup ini, jalanilah ia sebaik-baiknya walau di mana Allah meletakkan posisi hidup kita hari ini, saat ini.  Jika kita adalah isteri, maka jadilah isteri yang menggembirakan hati suaminya. Jika kita adalah seorang suami, jadilah suami yang memimpin isteri dan anaknya kepada Allah. Jika kita seorang anak, jadilah anak yang mendapat redha ibu bapanya. Jika kita seorang pekerja, jadilah seorang pekerja yang amanah. Jika kita seorang penyampai ilmu, jadilah seorang guru yang ikhlas dan beramal dengan ilmu yang disampaikannya. Jika kita seorang pelajar, jadilah pelajar yang disenangi gurunya. Setiap posisi kita yang diletakkan Tuhan pada saat ini hanya akan berlaku sekali dalam hidup kita kerana sesuai peredaran waktu, segalanya akan kita tinggalkan. 

Dan seperti kata Morrie, "if you've found meaning in your life, you don't want to go back. You want to go forward." You will progress forward with age by doing more things, seeing more and learning more. So don't dread growing up, just enjoy the time.~

1 comment:

  1. Growing up is not a problem, fogetting is ;)

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