Monday, November 19, 2012

No one can hurt you without your consent

**Read it here some times ago. This a powerful statement and if we can master it.

On the first day, as President Abraham Lincoln entered to give his inaugural address, just in the middle, one man stood up. He was a rich aristocrat. He said, “Mr. Lincoln, you should not forget that your father used to make shoes for my family.” And the whole Senate laughed; they thought they had made a fool of Abraham Lincoln.
But Lincoln --- and that type of people are made of a totally different mettle. Lincoln looked at the man and said, “Sir I know that my father used to make shoes in your house for your family, and there will be many others here…. Because the way he made shoes; nobody else can. He was a creator. His shoes were not just shoes; he poured his whole soul in it. I want to ask you, have you any complaint? Because I know how to make shoes myself. If you have any complaint I can make another pair of shoes. But as far as I know, nobody has ever complained about my father’s shoes. He was a genius, a great creator and I am proud of my father”.
The whole Senate was struck dumb. They could not understand what kind of man Abraham Lincoln was. He was proud because his father did the job so well that not even a single complaint had ever been heard.

It is not what happens to us that hurts us. It is our response that hurts us.


Anonymous said...

cara kita untuk tolerate dengan apa yang ada dan berlaku sekeliling kita menjadikan sama ada sesuatu tu..




Najwa Najihah said...

Diri juga yang menentukan bukan?

Berhalus menuntun hati. :)

#awal bangun. ^^

tajnur said...

Assalamualaikum wbt
Sometimes people really do aware about felt needs but not unfelt needs.
Rasulullah s.a.w., bersabda
"Rebutlah peluang lima keadaan sebelum datangnya lima yang lain, keadaan mudamu sebelum datangnya keadaan tuamu dan keadaan sihatmu sebelum datangnya keadaan sakitmu dan keadaanmu yang berada sebelum datangnya faqirmu, keadaan lapangmu sebelum datangnya keadaan sibukmu dan keadaanmu masih hidup sebelum datangnya matimu." (Riwayat Tirmizi daripada `Amr bin Maimun al-Audi r.a)
It`s really about life matter here and afterhere. Wallahualam

Anonymous said...

haha..memang awal k..

nie aku taw..mesti bangun awal...^^

Najwa Najihah said...

Anon, bagus2. Moga jadi Muslim yang kuat! ^^