Be alone. Eat alone, take yourself on dates, sleep alone. In the midst of this you will learn about yourself. You will grow, you will figure out what inspires you, you will curate your own dreams, your own beliefs, your own stunning clarity, and when you do meet the person who makes your cells dance, you will be sure of it, because you are sure of yourself.
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Everything worth doing takes time. You have to write a hundred bad songs before you write one good one. And you have to sacrifice a lot of things that you might not be prepared for. Like it or not, you are in this alone and have to follow your own star.
“There’s a lot of things I’d like to do. I’d like to drive a race car on the Indianapolis track. I’d like to kick a field goal in an NFL football game. I’d like to be able to hit a hundred-mile-an-hour baseball. But you have to know your place. There might be some things that are beyond your talents. Everything worth doing takes time. You have to write a hundred bad songs before you write one good one. And you have to sacrifice a lot of things that you might not be prepared for. Like it or not, you are in this alone and have to follow your own star.”
—Bob Dylan, 75, the 2016 Nobel Prize winner for Literature, to Edna Gundersen of The Telegraph, in his first interview since winning the award.
listen to me when i tell you this.
your life is worth something, everything.
your life is precious, you matter so much,
as much as the stars and the mountains,
as much as any other human in the world,
so never ever, ever, devalue your life and
your existence is this world because you
are so so beautiful and happiness will come
your way and everything is going to work
out and you’ll smile and soon you won’t
feel like ending your life but if you do feel
like it because life is breaking you down,
remember that there are people here who
love and care for you, that you are here for
a reason and you are going through all your
hardships for a reason and soon happiness
would resonate from your smile and you’ll
forget every sadness which made tears drop,
i’ll always try my best to be here for you.
So things didn’t turn out the way you wanted it to be?
You worked so hard for something yet in a snap everything vanished.
So you feel depressed, tarnished and you feel like the whole world just dropped on your shoulders and then there comes this moment of silence, then slowly you recap all that had happened… one by one until suddenly you stop and start asking “why had this happened? why me?”
We all went there right? Some may be still in this phase. May Allah make it easy for everyone.
But come to think of it, is this desire of yours really worth everything? Is it that worthy to the point that you blame Allah for it? Astagfirullah.
Compose yourself and read this story that would make you feel guilt of even asking “why me?” _____
There was a man named Suhayb Roomi Radiyallahu Anhu who was once a slave of Abdullah Ibn Jad’an. This companion’s story was one of those rugs to riches one.
He started a business when he came to Makkah and soon he became rich through this. When the time when he decided to convert to Islam and resolved to leave for Madinah, the pagans of Quraish blocked his way and told him to surrender all his wealth by telling him;
“You came to Makkah as a slave. You grew up and made money here by trading. Now you want to take all this wealth you earned to Muhammad. No, that shall not be.”
Instantly, Suhayb Radiyallahu Anhu gave away all his wealth, every single thing, down to the last penny he had. Left with only his clothing, he went on foot to Madinah!
When he arrived in Madinah, tired and disheveled, the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam said to him; “O Abu Yahya, you made a profitable bargain.”
Indeed, he did. He sacrificed all his wealth for the love of Allah Azza Wa Jall, and this man from riches, came back to a life full of simplicity and piety. _____
Imagine, everything that you have earned just disappeared and was taken from you in one split second.
Truly this story reminds us that everything that we earn, everything that we have are all from Allah Azza Wa Jall, and all of these can be taken away from us anytime Allah Azza Wa Jall desires. We all have to keep that in mind.
So learn from the life of Suhayb Radiyallahu Anhu, look at how he was, no matter what happened to his life, he remained attached to Allah, he remained on his ultimate goal of pleasing Allah Azza Wa Jall, with or without the wealth, as long as he was able to worship Allah then he lived in peace.
While most of us are complaining when we lose a little bit of money here, or that we can’t buy these latest gadgets or that we can’t buy all these new clothes and abayas. It is indeed a high time for us to check our deeds and renew our intentions. Wallah, let us not be amongst those people whom the more they stay in this dunya the more they drown under it, remain attached to Allah, and you will remain on sail and not drowned by your desires.
So next time, rethink, reflect and remain focused on your goal, and by the time you experience such calamity again, you’ll not be saying why me anymore rather you’ll be saying Alhamdulillah it was me. _____
And may Allah Azza Wa Jall help us on remembering Him and being always thankful towards Him.
Story was taken from
• Al Bidaya Wan Nihaya (7/319) • Al Muntazim (5-156) • Si’ar’ ‘alam-un-nubala
summary: modern au; Emma and Killian’s relationship starts to get a little bumpy as they get settled into Storybrooke. sequel to please, please say you feel it too. (must read first)
word count: ~8200
rating: pg (if even)
a/n: This has been a long time coming! Dedicated to a number of people who were so kind as to message me about the first part to this cute little world I created. wenchswan, once-upon-a-captain-swan, and daeo28, this is especially for you! <33 (also, prepare for a fluff fest, with a side helping of angst, because I legitimately cannot help myself)
On Henry’s second birthday, Emma wakes up to the scent of pancakes
and coffee. Her bed is cozy and warm, but when she stretches her arm out,
instead of hitting a soft head of hair, she finds a pillow. With a sigh, she
stretches and opens her eyes.
It’s been about six months of living in Storybrooke and everyday
feels like a fairytale, to be quite honest.
Happy Birthday to Me! I ordered two things from one of my favorite artists @natalikoromotoart and I got so much more than what I expected! Everything is amazing! The dog illustration was on the back of the package. Yes I am keeping it!
I just had a conversation with my girlfriend about an instance last summer when I was a bar with my friends and I was texting her about how many drinks I had. I was up to maybe 4 or 5 and I had only been there a short time. She texted me back asking if I could stop…
I remember sitting in the bar staring at my phone and wanting to so badly stop for her. But I couldn’t…
I was at the point where I could no longer physically or mentally control my drinking anymore.
Addiction is sad. It strips away your self worth. It takes everything away from you. Your sense of power and control.
I’m never going to let that happen again. Once again, I have to remind myself that being sober is the best thing for me. It always will be.
Trans men and transmasculine people, don’t let anyone say you don’t deserve happiness or positivity in your lives. You are worth everything. You deserve every bit of happiness you have ever felt and ever will feel in your life. You are amazing and handsome and strong, and you shouldn’t let the hatred other people have get to you. You don’t deserve to be treated like trash. You are worth so much more than the people who hate.