In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.
Yes, my friends! It’s that time of the year again when tomorrow is next year!
I still remember, when I was a kid, Malaysia had this thing going on about Wawasan 2020, meaning Vision 2020. Well, actually I would define wawasan as a combination of vision and ambition. I’m not going into Malaysia’s progress and development as a country. What I really want to take away from it is to see 2020 as a benchmark year. You know to evaluate how far I have come as a person; whether I have grown as a person and what I hope to achieve in let’s say another five years of my life.
I promised myself that I will liberate myself from debt by the end of 2019.
I’m happy to say that I have settled all of my debts as I have envisioned.
Thank you. Thank you.
So yeah that proves as much of a trainwreck I am, when I set out to achieve something, I can do it.
It’s always a matter of whether I want to or not.
And of course, the help is always from The Almighty, without whom, I cannot achieve anything.
I wouldn’t call it a new year resolution, it’s getting too cliche for me, but I am intent on becoming a better Muslim in 2020 in preparation for life after death.
Initially, I wanted to prepare for death but then I realise, it morbidly does injustice to The Almighty to think of life in that sense.
The sole purpose of life is to worship Him. In fact, it is the only meaning to live. And to worship Him, is to do good deeds in this temporary life while being of benefit to mankind in order to secure a good place in the Afterlife, where the true meaning of to love and be loved is realised.
Okay, I don’t know where that came from but it feels like I have serendipitously unlocked the mystery of my life. Like I totally get it now.
And now I feel like an idiot for only realising it after 30 years.
So soldier on, people! And be a trooper!
And Allah is Al-Kariim, The Most Generous. – MM