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Space in togetherness

Gibran’s painting

 Let there be spaces in your togetherness,
and let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another but make not a bond of love:

Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.

Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.

Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver
with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.

For only the hand of life can contain your hearts.

And stand together, yet not too near together:
 For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
and the oak tree and the cypress grow
not in each other’s shadow.

– Khalil Gibran, The Prophet –

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– mei –

you are you

 

my dear friend

stop being unhappy with your self,  you are perfect

stop wishing you looked like someone else or wishing people
liked you as much as they like someone else

stop hating your body, your face, your personality, your quirks,
love them,
without those things you wouldn’t be you and
don’t ever think want to be anyone else

if anyone hates on you because you are happy with your self,
don’t stick your middle finger in the air, just say screw it

don’t even think to depend your happiness on others

just believe that
you are happy because you love who you are
you love your imperfections,
you love your flaws

they make you ‘YOU’
and
you are amazing.

be confident with who you are
SMILE, it’ll draw people in

REMEMBER 
nothing is perfect but God
and
for some people

you are their inspirations
you are their reasons
you are their happy

you are their idol
you are …………

you are ……..
you are ….
just be your self
as
YOU ARE

you deserved to have a happy
and valuable life because

you have potential
you have talents
you are lovable
you…………….
you………..
you…….
and
YOU ARE YOU

everyone loves you
we love you
I love you
as
YOU are YOU

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– mei –

in the cocoon of the past


her beauty teased
her charm  blinding
took him into a want of having
dragging into an imagination which tells him
that
her warm will embraced him in cold
her intimacy will accompanied  him in solitude
her shadow will comforted  him in restless
which took him in a passion to grab
then  
he touch her
but she is wet by tears
and her soul bleed
oh… she is so frail
wrapped by the cocoon of miserable
the time he tried to lift her
she avoid  and begging
let me belong to my past
it sudden disperse his fantasy
and put him into a disillusion  
 
her beauty still teased
her charm  still blinding
but his passion of having has gone
let the imagination in the cocoon of her past

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– mei –

o n e

one hand can lift a soul

one tree can start a forest

one word can frame the goal

one touch can show  you care

one laugh can conquer gloom

one hope can raise your spirits

one life can make the difference

one smile can begin a  friendship

one candle can wipe out darkness

be that “one” to-day

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my prayer and deep condolences to those affected

by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.

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– mei –

if God wills – insha’Allah

oh mom  
please forgive me  
of everything I did that make you sad
 
oh dad  
please forgive me  
for all delinquencies that make you angry  
 
oh my brothers and sisters  
I am so sorry  
on my nosy acts that upsets you  
 
oh my beloved ones  
I am so sorry  
for my behavior and negligence that disappoints you

oh my God please forgive my sins
and
thank you for the opportunity to worship in the holy month

with your forgiveness
I hope to fully past the holy month of fasting without hindrances
“insha’Allah”

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– mei –

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a simplicity of having God

One day, a rich dad took his son on a trip.
Wanted to show him how poor someone can be.
They spent time on the farm of a poor family.

On the way home, dad asked,
“Did you see how poor they are?
What did you learn?”.

Son said,
“We have one dog, they have four,

we have pool, they have rivers,
we have lanterns at night, they have stars,
we buy foods, they grow theirs,
we have walls to protect us, they have friends,
we have encyclopedias, they have Bible.”

Then they headed,
“Thanks dad for showing me how poor we are.”

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It’s not about money that make us rich,
it’s about simplicity of having God in our lives.

by : Believe In Your Self & What Other Thinks Won’t Matter

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– mei –

I wonder!

in the rain
under the sun
in each corner of this earth
I am looking for a glimmer of harmony
but it’s rare, even difficult to find
here and there ….just
competition
hatred
antipathy
assassination
suffering children
women become widowed
husband had been assassinated
and those that lefts are lamenting for lost
it’s the caused of the power and politics arrogance
to all the leaders of the countries, where is the sense of humanity
why do not we let togetherness growing and developing?
why can’t we cherish  the opportunity that given?
why can’t we keep love and be in peace?
where is the given compassion?
is this our desired?
I wonder!

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– mei –

The Indian Coast Guard has released a harrowing video account of its rescue of Rohingya
boat people, showing skeletal men crowded on the gunwales of their sinking vessel.
More than 300 of the boat’s original contingent died and 88 were rescued.

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Peace is not only for people, race or certain religion, but it’s the right of humankind
(meiro)

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a memory of the first July


among the clouds on the blue sky

white doves flying elegantly

knitting a limitless daydream

of the long waiting

brightly sky became cloudy

shoo the white doves to marching home

left a loneliness spreading to the soul

daydream changed into sadness

cuts the thread of the waiting

tears fall on the lap

as rain wets the orchards

bitterness seeped to the heart

carved as the memory of the first July

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– mei –

the perfect love

You are like a clear water  
wets my skin surface
nourishes my longing
in my searching

You are like a clear water  
gives me freshness
permeated to my whole life
in my longing

You are like a clear water  
comes along morning light
brings warmth to the soul
dragging my hopes into reality

You are like a clear water  
flowing along my blood
arouses the confidence
that Thou are the perfect love

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– mei –

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its catch my heart

never ignore the poor, infirm, helpless, weak or suffering

offer your assistance when possible,

and always your kindness

and understanding

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to be a beautiful woman

What Makes a Woman Beautiful ?

A Beautiful Woman uses

her lips for truth

her voice for kindness

her ears for compassion

her hands for charity

her heart for love

and for those who don’t like her

she uses prayers.

 

author unknown

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– mei –

my apology

One day before the month of Ramadan, the Prophet said with humility:
“Amen, amen, amen!”
His friend then asked:
“O Prophet why do you said amen for three times while we have not heard anyone praying.?”
Then the Prophet replied:
“I said amen for three times because the angel Gabriel had just sat here and prayed:
“O God ignore and do not accept the fasting of Muhammad’s ummah if before Ramadan they
have not apologized to their parents, forgive between husband wife, families and to the people surrounding.”

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O ye who believe, incumbent upon you to fast (shiyamu) as prescribed for those before you
so that you may become pious.
(Surat Al-Baqarah [2]: paragraph 183)

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Ramadan,  the fasting month is coming in a few days.
Before entering this holy month I would like to apologize to all of you
if any of my works or comments had offended you.

To my muslim friends, I wish you a blessed Ramadan

Thank you so much  for being such a wonderful friends.
God bless you my friends.

Best regards,
– mei –

from me to you

my dear friends

we were born with ability
we were born with talents
we were born with compassion
we were born with confidence
we were born with generosity
we have wings of love
let’s learn to use them
fly everywhere to share goodness
no shy for love, no regret to be loved
come….., flap your wings of love
flew together to share goodness

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– mei –

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thousand meaning of smile and tears

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– mei –

from the rib of men

she was created from the rib of men to
to be at his side
to love him
to be the mother of his child

she was created from the rib of men
does not mean that
she could be colonized
she could be denigrated
she could be treated arbitrarily

she was created from the rib of men
to remind that she is behind his success
to remind that she could be behind its demise
to remind there will always be women in his life

she was created from the rib of men
to be loved
to be protected
to be respected

she was created from the rib of men
to be his mother and his daughter

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Indeed, women were created from a rib. Actually the most crooked part of the rib is the top.
If you want to straighten it, you’ll break it. And if you want to have fun with her,
you can have fun but in her there is bent.”
(Narrated by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

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This issue specifically addressed by the Prophet.
Because in the eyes of Allah women is equal to men in terms of faith.
Women were created from a bent rib, it does not mean that she is bent (ugly).
It’s just a matter of function, where men and women have their own functions.

Let’s look at the shape of a crooked rib, it serves as the framework that make body strength.
So she was also a part that can build and uphold life. Many of soft organs protected by the crooked rib.
As with women, she could take care her children and family’s life.
Crooked is not a form of weakness of women, therefore the Prophet said to counsel women on good terms.
It’s to keep the female psyche for not be broke, so she can execute her primary function
as a mother, wife, as well as her own.

Since the women’s task was given by Allah, therefore He has given the strength to them.
One clear example is the pain during giving birth, it’s an extraordinary power given
by God to women as the hereditary successor.
A good child born from the greatness of a mother who cares and raise them.
Behind the success of a husband, there is a great wife who accompanied and support him.
If women are treated well, then her soul awakened to compassion and patience.
Love and affection all the time in assisting children and their families without feeling hurt or disappointed.

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– mei –

dry in the hugs

when the sun began to set, the red of twilight dims
she staring far to the sky edges
with flowers in her grips

the white doves marching home, take along the hopes and dreams
flying among the dark gray clouds
avoid the promise to be fulfilled

the moon reluctant to smile, the stars twinkling lazy
the song of night start singing
penetrating deep into soul

the song of night sounded away, fading along with hopes
let the flowers dry in her hugs
carve the sorrow of waiting

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– mei –

wait for me

 

you are my first love
now just a distant memory
ended under the sprinkling flowers
 
you are also my last love
now just a distant memory
ended under a sprinkling flowers
 
this separation makes me understand
how precious the time we spent together
 the love is still in this heart but you are now a memory
you leave this feeling of love but I have to lose you

I promise  this love will forever stay with me
to take to you one day, goodbye my love
 
you are my forever love
now just a distant memory
wait for me there…, under the sprinkling flowers

***

– mei –

(written Feb/2003)

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don’t miss any chance to be Happy

As we grow up,

we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed

to ever let us down probably will.

We’ll have our heart-broken and we’ll break others’ hearts.

We’ll fight with our best friend or maybe even fall in love with them,

and we’ll cry because time is flying by.

So take too many pictures,

laugh too much,

forgive freely,

and love like we’ve never been hurt.

Life comes with no guarantees,

no time outs,

and no second chances.

we just have to live life to the fullest,

tell someone what they mean to us and tell someone off,

speak out,

dance in the pouring rain,

hold someone’s hand,

comfort a friend,

fall asleep watching the sun come up,

stay up late, be a flirt,

and smile until our face hurts.

Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all;

live in the moment because

every second we spend angry or upset

is a second of happiness we can never get back.

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 Life is a Miracle

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– mei –

she is a woman

smell the flower’s fragrant
you’ll know her scent

behold the beauty of butterfly
you’ll see her beauty

see the clear morning dew
you’ll see her tears

she is vulnerable as flower
she is fragile as butterfly
as fragile and vulnerable as her heart

listen to the sweet rhythm of a song
you’ll understand the meaning of her smile

watch the color of flower and butterfly
you’ll understand the color of women’s life

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– mei –

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lessons learned in life

In my opinion the below summary is good to read, it could be a guidance to be a good and wise person.
I think it would not hurt to share this with you and I am sure you will have the same thought as mine.
The original text is actually much longer , but to prevent of not get bored  I put only part of the important points.

Happy reading my friends!!!

There really is always something good in every day.
There’s always something that can make you smile & feel blessed.
Look for it.
There is always someone worse off than you and with less than you have.

Pay it forward is an incredible concept – a random act of kindness performed
to make one person’s life just that little bit brighter, even for a moment… so simple.
Practice it.

Fundamentally, we all know what’s right and what’s wrong.

Wrong is wrong even if everyone’s doing it.  Right is right even if no one’s doing it.
Choose what’s right, every time.

People aren’t difficult, they’re just different.
Embrace it.

I’d hate to think of a world where we were all the same…

Be careful with offence.  You choose whether or not you’re going to be offended by something.
Choose wisely.
Certainly don’t take on the offence of another person.

We each need to fight our own battles.

Never assume – it makes an ASS of U & ME.  If you don’t know the facts or
didn’t hear something first-hand, find out (or drop it!).

Don’t tell someone ‘you understand’ if you really don’t.  If you haven’t been there,
experienced what they’re going through, then you can’t ‘understand’.  Try to empathise
with them and support them, but in an effort to try to find the right thing to say
and under the guise of trying to make them feel better, don’t inadvertently turn
the conversation around onto yourself and start to tell them a story of when you
experienced something remotely similar… just be there for them.

Life is all about relationships.  Choose wisely.  Material things are temporary,
as are many friendships, but you always need people around you.
Some will come into your life for a lifetime, others just for a season.
But everyone comes into your life for a reason.  Relationships require work, effort,
commitment and trust from both sides.  No one said being in a relationship was meant to be easy.
When you have to start compromising yourself or your morals for the people around
you, it’s probably time to change the people around you.  Surround yourself
with people who believe in you and are barracking for you!

When caught up in a disagreement, how do you really know you’re right?
Just because you don’t agree with someone else doesn’t automatically make you right and
them wrong.  They could be right & you could be wrong.  Deal with it.
Decide whether or not it’s really worth arguing over.  Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Unforgiveness will eat you alive.  Forgive & move on.  It’s not your job to seek vengeance.

Be grateful for everything you have, don’t focus on what you don’t have.

Life can be snatched away from us at any second.
Make the most of it while you’ve got it.  Life is to be lived to the fullest.
Truly experience & cherish it.

Never regret anything that has happened in your life.  It cannot be changed, undone or forgotten.
So take it as an experience or lesson learned and move on.

Your past has defined who you are today.
Don’t regret it or try to hide it, or try to hide from it.  Just learn from it.
You may not be proud of it but that doesn’t mean you can’t become everything
you’ve always dreamed of.  You are responsible for who you become.
Besides, who knows how many others you can help because of what you’ve been through? 
Allow your past only one role in your life: to strengthen you.
Always get better, never bitter.
Bitterness, like unforgiveness, will eat away at you and make you rotten to the core.

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Respect
for yourself & others always.

Responsibility
for all your actions, never lay blame on another.

Reliability
if you say you’re going to do something or be somewhere, then make sure you do/are.
Be trustworthy, be someone who can be counted on.

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– mei –

no differences

Me only have one ambition, y’know.
I only have one thing I really like to see happen.
I like to see mankind live together – black, white, Chinese, everyone – that’s all.
– Bob Marley –

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
– John F. Kennedy –

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– mei –

a little regret but more grateful

Will you one day look back on today and wonder why you were so afraid to take action?

Will you look back one day and not be able to understand why you let so many of life’s
trivial, minor inconveniences get you down and hold you back in such a major way?

Or will you look back on this day and be forever thankful for the way you spent
it and the value you created by making full use of the time available?

Will you look back fondly and see this day as a positive turning point that
launched you toward fulfillment of your most treasured dreams?

Today can eventually become a source of regret or it can become a
source of continuing value. The way it goes depends entirely on
how you live the moments and hours that are
yours right now in this day.

Time is the raw material for success and achievement,
and time is what you have this very day.
The time you need to achieve
the life of your dreams is coming
to you even now.

No matter what has come before or in what
circumstances you find yourself,
there is one thing you can
always do.

You can make the very most of whatever
you have, of wherever you find
yourself, of the time
that is available for
you to use.

Do that today,
tomorrow,
the next day
and the next,
and you’ll have very little
to regret
and
much for which to be grateful.

Ralph Marston

Nobody can go back and start a new begining, but anyone can start today and make a new begining.
– Maria Robinson –

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– mei –

Read this, it’s a sad touching story.

smile

YOU …yes …YOU

the one reading this now

I want you to do something

SMILE
because you can
because you are so beautiful
because you are special
no matter what you think
just SMILE
because smile could bring love
because your  smile  could warm everyone’s heart
because a smile could bring love to the world

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– mei –

me and part of my journey

   
if I have to look forward
I do not know what kind of obstacle will be found
could be some twists
or pebbles and thorns
that need to stepped on
fallen tree or river to jumped over
or even deadlock
but it’s just a guess
I leave everything to Allah
while I take a rest
I try to recall over my life
which was not as smooth
as the road of my hope

I often making mistakes
I had to face kind of problems
I had to lost some people I’ve loved
and brought me familiar with sorrow
I have to pass through over various hurdles
to be tough
as what I think now
and
sssssssst ……., I am a crybaby
but that does not mean I am weak
because
mistakes has taught me to be more careful
problems  costed me to  be stronger
sorrow created me to be more steadfast
and remorse?
I hope it will not happen again
a dream?
I do have a very simple one
to always be a loving caring person
I realized it’s not easy
but I will try with the help of Allah
there is words that I believed

good intentions will bring good results
لا حول ولاقوة إلا بالله
La hawla wala quwawata illa billah
(there is no initiative or ability except from Allah)
So this part of my journey
which I sincere accepted as blessing
though not perfect,
lot of mistakes
many problems
it reminds me that I am real
I am human
I am me

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– mei –

 

for a better tomorrow

when the sun rises
the flowers and leaves humming
butterflies smiling
crochet the spirit of today
 
if the sun is sad
the sky became overcast
creating restless and agitated
seizing the spirit of today
 
if the sun cry
the water falling on the earth’s lap
moistens the day’s hope
postpone the trip of today
 
now the sun sets
releasing today’s fatigue
the haze started spread among of night
carves a dream for a better tomorrow

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– mei –

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Spread love everywhere you go

first of all in your own house.

Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor .

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.

Be the living expression of God‘s kindness;
kindness in your face
kindness in your eyes
kindness in your smile
kindness in your warm greeting.

Mother Teresa

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beyond compare

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wish I could
replacing your sacrifice mat
with the furry carpet of happiness
hiding your tears of sadness
behind the curtain of pleasures

wish I could
take off the burden off your struggle
and replacing with comfort
moved the sharp gravel of your life’s journey
and replaced with the sprinkling of flower petals

wish I could
stringing the stars as your bracelet
grab the moon as your pendant
and move the sun on to your lap
as my gratitude and devotion

the tree of your compassion is too high to be climbed
due to the roots of steadfastness is firmly embedded
generate the sweetest fruits of your prayers
to only me
I owe it all to you
“thank you mama, you are the loveliest angel of my life.”

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– mei –

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