"Kak, mengajar di tingkat berapa?" Tanya adik kelasku, kemarin—via dm.
"Belum keluar jadwal," jawabku.
"Mungkin ga sih ngajar di tingkat x (rahasia)?" Sebuah pertanyaan yang membuatku tertawa, tak terpikirkan.
"Unpredictable," jawabku. "Nanti hidupmu suram kalau jumpa aku lagi, Nak." Aku becanda.
"Suram sementara untuk masa depan yg cerah kan gapapa," sahutnya. Aku terkekeh sendiri di ruang tamu.
Sebenarnya, pertanyaan itulah yang kemudian membuatku muhasabah di rumah, mengingat-ingat apa yang sudah kami lalui.
Bahwa masih banyaknya kekurangan diri yang harus di-upgrade. Buah jatuh tak jauh dari pohon, dan peribahasa itu berhasil mengumpulkan takut dan harap, pesimis dan optimis jadi satu.
Yang berat itu bukan rindu, tapi amanah (bilang sama Dil*n :D). Bahwa—untuk mengisi gelas-gelas yang volumenya berbeda, sebuah teko mesti punya cukup air untuk memenuhi semuanya. Tunggu dulu, belum selesai. Ada tuntutan lain untuk mengisi ruang yang airnya telah dipakai untuk mengisi gelas lain. Tarbiyah madal-hayah. Belajar seumur hidup.
Mengisi dan diisi. Membina dan dibina. Itu istilahnya dulu zaman kuliah. Dan mengajar itu punya dua sisi : kewajiban dan ujian.
Rasanya memang seperti ujian di atas ujian. Dan entah kenapa pula si ujian ini bisa jadi sesuatu yang menakutkan sekaligus motivasi untuk upgrade kualitas diri. Sanggup kali. :D
لا يكلّف اللهُ نفسا إلا وسعها.
Allaah tidak membebankan kecuali sesuai kesanggupan. Bukan manusia yang sanggup memikul beban, tapi Allaah yang memampukan, menolongnya agar sanggup. Jika Allaah sudah menguatkan pundak, maka.. mari kita melangkah. Bismillaah.
لا حول و لا قوة إلا بالله العلي العظيم.
Welcome to the new stage. Istighfar, tatap Langit banyak2.
#muaarrifaturrizq #breakthelimit #iamstrongerthanfear #learnandteach #longlifeeducation #selfreminding #selfupgrading #jerai #gurun #kedah #mountain
I noticed something intriguing when a child slipped and fell on the ground.Everyone around started clapping and cheering her up so that she thinks of this as an achievement or victory rather than a bad fall.So that she takes it positively.And not end up feeling hurt or bad about it.
Why dont we do this to everyone who fails or falls?
Why dont we let them embrace and overcome their failures?
Why does it get so hard for us to love people when they are at their weakest?
THE RIGHT TO KNOW 🍇🍓🍒🍑❤️
Berries, raspberries, red fruits, grapes, goji, pomegranate, are all located in the light platinum and heavy platinum group in the periodic table because they are rich in hidden ANTIOXIDANTS, MINERALS, PHYTONUTRIENTS, and VITAMINS that benefit, repair, and maintain the DNA function. They are classified as the super monatonic food group, the wide spectrum nutrition known only by some hidden societies. .
I try to help people all the time. Let’s all win together! I don’t mind sharing the plug. 🔌 #Empower #LearnAndTeach
Andrew is looking forward to presenting a session about 'Engaging with Planet eStream to support Digital Learning Provision' at the Learning and Teaching Conference at @bgulincoln
this Thursday! #LearnAndTeach #PlaneteStream
The last of the packing and on route to a new location in Bahrain and a new chapter in my career. Leaving a ten year old office behind is tough , yet the prospect of new opportunities is exciting . Shifting from city to beachside to sooth my nerves and de stress!!! It’s amazing how one evolves almost every seven years to become a new person with a new state of mind and outlook. There were some tears for sure, but more stories of perseverance, and massive female support @samiraashour @l.mushcab
thank you so much. The photo, while sitting on the workstation tables taking a break I was telling my team the story of the custom made @zumtobel_light
hanging above me. I met the Ceo of this amazing Austrian lighting company in Tehran airport in 2004 waiting for his driver. He could not speak the language and I helped him out. He was invited by the ministry to culture of Iran to upgrade the lighting at the Glass museum in Tehran . @zumtobel_light
had implemented the original lighting in the late 60’s and he had worked with her majesty queen Farah Diba. We spent some time together and on parting, he promised me a light fixture whenever I wished for one. In 2007 moving to Bahrain they made me this special light fixture spanning 8.5 meters. Leaving Saudi Arabia to move to my first public office I was thrilled to have this light installed. Now, ten years later I am both sad for leaving many memorable items behind, yet so grateful for having had them. I received so much support and encouragement making this move possible in 2008. I found no home for this light and it looks like it has to stay behind. I do believe some things belong to a certain place and time and the time has come for new stories and adventures. #myoffice #newoffice #experiences #newlifechapter #learnandteach #saudiwoman #saudidesigner #bahrain #zumtobellight #crossingcultures #culturaldialogue #iran #tehranairport #culture #identity #memories #stories #storyteller
Masjid Kumayl in Najaf is the burial place of one of the greatest companions of Imam Ali ع - Kumayl ibn Ziyad al Nakhai. This great man took every opportunity to learn as much as he could from Imam Ali ع, put it into practice and teach it to as many other people as possible. .
It is reported that one day Kumayl was in the Mosque of Kufa with Imam Ali ع on the eve of 15th Shaban. Imam ع was explaining Ayah 4 of Surah Dukhan - “..Therein every wise affair is made clear” and said that it referred to the 15th of Sha’ban adding that - “By Allah! The human being faces his fate on this night. Therefore he must read the dua of Prophet Khidr. Surely, Allah accepts it.” When the sermon was over and everyone went home, Kumayl followed Imam Ali ع and asked him to teach him the dua of Prophet Khidr.
Imam Ali ع told Kumayl that one should recite the dua every Thursday night and if that was not possible then at least once a month. If that too was difficult then at least once a year on the 15th of Sha’ban and if that too was difficult, then at least once in a lifetime for its benefits were unfathomable.
Kumayl followed the Prophet’s hadith of listening, memorising, acting and teaching knowledge and today, Muslims all over the world recite the dua every Thursday night as Dua Kumayl 💕💕
“My Lord, have mercy upon the weakness of my body, the thinness of my skin and the frailty of my bones.” 🙏🏼
#kumaylibnziyad #duakumayl #dua #learnandteach #thursdaynight #15shaban #prophetkhidr #spreadknowledge #imamali #ahlulbait #ahlulbayt #islam #shia #kufa #najaf #iraq
Saturday Vibes And The Relaxing Mood 😎
And when the night falls, what once was a huge empty space transforms into a vibrant, exotic and eclectic energy that evolves you and let you travel to others times- times that are also so real now @plazayamaaelfna
When your kids make a mess do you react or respond?
As much as it gets to me occasionally I like to think that I respond for the most part.
I didn't tell at him for this mess. I simply showed him what happened and asked for his help to clean it.
He did a great job and even thanked us for helping him clean it.
It's just stuff.
Becoming an entrepreneur is exciting and at the same time overwhelming
We want to have more time freedom to do the things we love and feel passionate about- well at least that’s me
We have the freedom to choose when to work and if you are an online entrepreneur- like me- you can also choose the location you work from as long as you take your laptop and have WiFi access
We also have to be disciplined and consistent, put the hard work to get results
And at times we get side tracked by so many things that take our focus away
Here are 3 tips that work for me to manage my working time effectively
▪️I set aside the first 90 minutes of my day to work on my business- no phone, e-mails, social media, etc ▪️I connect with likeminded people to mastermind and find solutions in a more efficient and empowering way. Belonging to a Community for me it’s essential not to only for what I mentioned before but for the huge support that you give and receive and the amazing friendships you built
▪️I keep educating myself. Always renovating and evolving so time can be very restrictive too. Choose the webinars and workshops that help you to move forward in the current moment that you are... otherwise our friend “ overwhelm” with tag along and procrastination will kick in
What tips can you share below to manage time? Share them with us all
Trust in the process of growth. .
Get a mentor/coach when you get stuck.
Read the book Mastery by George Leonard to learn more about the process of growth.
Don't make absolute conclusions. .
Learn. Embody what you teach/learn. Become a better learner by teaching.
I always wanted Rudraksh to be as independent as he can get even as a child, luckily for me he wants and thinks the same.
I remember when he had just started sitting (5 months) it was then I decided to give him a little freedom to do things his way.
The toys were laid to play with, so was some chewy food.
I would keep the bottle on one end of mattress and leave the room & to my surprise the bottle use to be over when I returned.
(Of course he was corrected and shown how to do things)
As he grew older tasks like putting on clothes and shoes, eating his food to cleaning up the food mess and putting the toys back and everything is now up to him.
Only I know that for one straight year he always wore his PJ's and shoes wrong, but I would let him do it!
Even today when he cleans up after food it's extra work for me and our house help to get that clean mess Clean!
Now he does quite a bit of work by himself. From his basic routine to some tidying up and cleaning just by habit. And he does it remarkably well sometimes.
Not just in work aspect even when there is a new toy in the house Me and Daddy will sit aside and let him use his own brain to how and what is to be done.
(BUT NEVER DENY HELP, ALSO WAIT FOR THEM TO ASK FOR IT!)
It might seem like a task and heaps of patience needed to see your child wearing clothes wrong and u just stand and watch until they get it right. RIGHT?
Moreover when u know that soup will be shared by table and tummy you have the urge to feed by yourself. RIGHT?
But I say let them do it. They will learn and you will too. But when they get it right sooner than you thought you would be glad and thankful.
Sensibility and responsibility comes from experience. And experience comes when we let them explore.
And we can only let them explore when we step aside and pass the reins.
So moms sit back with your cuppa and enjoy the little theatre.
#mommying #independentchild #childrenofinstagram #sarcasticmom #whereetogoo #mummablogger #bloggerlife #parentingishard #parenthood #childhoodunplugged #fearlessmom #motherblogger #motherhood #learnandteach #indiansslove #letmebelittle #tvdsmommylife #tvdsgoodlife
How many times have you found yourself in a beautiful place at the end of an unexpected path?
This is just exactly what I found at the end of the path in my previos post
And this is also what life bring us in front of us
Sometimes we think that the path is hard, that life is hard, the thing that happens for us are hard...
If we could only trust and just follow the path...
What path are you allowing you to follow today?
Today is the longest day of the year- SUMMER SOLSTICE- Happy Summer Solstice @stonehenge
This day it’s also known as Midsummer
The day has the longest period of light in the Northern Hemisphere , while the Southern Hemidphere experiences its shortest day
So many traditions and rituals are associated with it
In some Christian countries, like Spain, midsummer honours the figure of John the Baptist
What traditions do take place where you are from?
Great advice to keep in mind from Austin Kleon’s “Show your work!” Book.