Friday, 18 March 2011

Be prepared

When Amal called me this morning asking if I wanted to join the lunch meeting with some alumni committees, I said ok..and that "luckily I'm prepared, i.e I'm wearing a nicer kurung dress (baju kurung) "..hehe..

Be prepared always?

From Wiki ~ the Scout's Motto of BE PREPARED means you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your DUTY.

* Be Prepared in Mind by having disciplined yourself to be obedient to every order, and also by having thought out beforehand any accident or situation that might occur, so that you know the right thing to do at the right moment, and are willing to do it.

* Be Prepared in Body by making yourself strong and active and able to do the right thing at the right moment, and do it.


(I used to dream of being a girl guide as I loved the uniform..hehe..but in secondary school I ended up being a band member..still okay b'cos the uniform was quite nice, with high boots and all)


and my hair tied up like this :




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Seeing the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan, reading the survivors' tales brought tears to my eyes and I'm sure to many..our hearts go to them in their time of sadness.




It also brought to mind that I have been given second or more chances to be prepared for the Hereafter, with true faith (iman) and good deeds, as what The Prophet (s.a.w) has advised us and taught us that we must take advantage of our life before death comes.




"Everyone shall taste death.
And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full.
And whoever is removed away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise,
he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception."
(al-'Imraan, 185)


Must do my best  to be among those who will have total beliefs, removing any doubts, repenting from evil deeds and putting the Hereafter first in my heart.


I pray that we'll be among those
who will be guided to the straight path
and meet good ending in this life,
...amiin.



13 comments:

TK said...

The whole thing sungguh menginsafkan...I plg sedih bila tgok video - they were running for their lifes tapi tak sempat. Org2 yg tgok dari jauh tak dapat nak buat apa juga..sungguh sedih..

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Cheqna,
Yang tak preparenya bila jumpa kucing! purrr....meow!

Cheqna said...

TK,

betul, jadi peringatan pada yg melihat..semoga pengakhiran kita dalam keadaan tenang dan sempurna..amiin.

Cheqna said...

Cats,

more prepared compared to last time I guess, since I know you are just "sepelaung" away..hehehe

:-)

Jolly Princess said...

Good suggestion. It is nice to be prepared. :)

Cheqna said...

J.P,

sure do :-)

papabear said...

be prepared for thing that we can't prepare for..

papabear said...

i mean things..

thomas said...

Yah! Be prepared for hereafter.

lina said...

Amiiin...

Aishah said...

Ameen.

Being prepared I think is a compulsory duty.

Bie said...

Sedih pulak tengok mangsa tsunami.

be prepared 4 thing...

Brigita T Alvarado Photography said...

it is hard to be prepared for some things that happen in our lives.
I'm praying for all people in Japan and around the world that are in pain

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