"Why don't we break the rules already?" Some Nights by Fun.
So I just noticed that I didn't post anything in February. Now my 2013 archives won't look pretty. Boohoo ;_;
So here's a story:
I was in my car, getting out of the maktab gates with some friends, when, while signing out, another friend of mine, let's call her Maddy, was also signing out. We asked her where she was going, and she said Tesco, so since we were going there anyway and there was still space in the car, I asked if she wanted a lift. She accepted.
She was carrying a bag, so I asked her what was in the bag.
"Maddy, ada apa dalam beg?"
"Hang nak pi juai ka apa?"
"Dak aih. Saja amek kain telekong had ada kat surau Tesco tu bawak balik basuh. Ni nak bagi balik ah."
"Aik? Awat hang pi basuh plak?"
"La, biaq pi kat aku la nak buat apa pun!"
There are always ways to make the world a better place. And those ways don't have to be extravagant or big scale. Something as little as picking up a piece of plastic on the sidewalk and putting it into a nearby garbage can. Or moving a rock from the road. Or seeing that the prayer garments in a surau you frequent are dirty/smelly, and washing some. Or smiling to a stranger. It improves not only our own lives, but also others'.
There are an excess of opportunities to do good in the world and make it a better place. We just have to look.
May peace be upon you.