sisihkan

13 01 2015

Saat merasa begitu bahagia yang meluap,
maka sisihkan sedikit untuk bersyukur,
sehingga tak ada kata terlalu berbahagia.
Demikian pula saat dilanda kesedihan yang begitu dalam,
sisihkan lebih lebih lagi untuk lebih bersyukur.
Sehingga tak ada istilah tenggelam dalam kesedihan.

untuk hidup dan masa depan, dari dirimu saat ini.

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segelas air

4 12 2014

Menengguk setengah gelas air dari segelas penuh air, rasanya hilang tersia-sia begitu saja.
Namun mengambil setengah gelas air dari sebuah baskom tidaklah terasa begitu banyak.
Apalagi dari sebuah kolam, atau sumur. Jangankan setengah gelas, satu gelas penuh pun tak begitu berarti dibandingkan banyaknya air yang berlimpah di kolam atau sumur tersebut.
Ya, segelas air yang diambil dari sebuah sumber, danau, bahkan laut tidak mengurangi sedikit pun kelimpahan airnya.

Begitu pula dengan manusia.
Jika kita melihat rizki kita hanya segelas penuh, maka meneguknya setengah gelas saja berasa sangat banyak. Apalagi segelas penuh, rasanya bagai membuang sia-sia isi gelas yang susah payah didapat.
Namun berbeda jika kita melihat bahwa rizki yang segelas itu sesungguhnya berasal dari sumber yang berlimpah, yang tak ada habisnya. Maka kita pun lebih ringan dalam meneguk segelas penuh air yang kita dapat.

Ketika memenuhi keinginan kita sendiri, anggaplah bahwa rizki itu hanya segelas saja.
Namun ketika memberi kepada orang lain, lihatlah bahwa yang segelas penuh itu hanyalah di permukaan saja. Di baliknya ada sumber yang lebih lancar, ada sumur yang lebih dalam, dan ada danau yang lebih luas.
Dan bukankah kita telah dijanjikan demikian?

agar semakin ringan dalam memberi.





The Road Not Taken

23 11 2011

The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.<
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh<
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

P.S. Hmmm, sometimes I also wonder what if I take the other road…but I’m thankful to be on the road I’m on now, anyway.





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15 10 2011

by John Mayer

I’ve these dreams I’m
Walking home
Home when it used to be
And everything is
As it was
Frozen in front of me

Here I stand
6 feet small
romanticizing years ago
it’s a bitter sweet feeling hearing “Wrapped Around Your Finger” on the
radio

and these days
I wish I was 6 again
Oh make me a red cape
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I’ll Face It

13 02 2011

Mukae ni Iku yo by Arashi
The Scenery I’m Looking At [Boku no Miteiru Fuukei] ~2010

This song encourage me a lot during these long hard times. I definitely want to tell the yesterday me something I do today with proud. And I want to tell the tomorrow me to hang on, to always remember how everything started and done.

When sad things happen
I lie down and gaze at the blue sky that birds are flying through
Like they are pressed for time
After that, the flow of the seasons, and today too, melt into time

Even though these were the days I’d chosen
I lost my way and looked like I’d given up
Just what would the innocent me from photos say?

I’m going to meet the “me” of tomorrow
So that I won’t lose the past
Holding the precious things I’d started to forget
Even if we don’t know any answers, as long as there is still a road to continue on
Let’s believe it as it is and go

Walking in the crowds of people
The noise of a tired city
Why is it that tears fell?
Many of the things I didn’t want to lose escaped
And melted into the city again today

If I became completely accustomed to losing things, then I’d forget everything I wanted to pursue
But the fact is that I know
Everybody has a future

I’m going to meet the “me” of tomorrow
So that I won’t lose to the past
I’ll talk about the dreams that I’d longed for
Since I don’t understand logic, as long as there is still a road to continue on
Let’s experience it as it is and go

Someday, somewhere, I should remember the significance of everything here
Even if I try to look good or if I show my tears
That is my real self

I’m going to meet the “me” of tomorrow
So that I won’t lose to the past
Holding the precious things I’d started to forget
Even if we don’t know any answers, as long as there is still a road to continue on
Let’s believe it as it is and go

I’m going to meet the “me” of tomorrow
So that I won’t lose to the past
I’ll talk about the dreams that I’d longed for
Since I don’t understand logic, as long as there is still a road to continue on
Let’s experience it as it is and go

Full awesome English translation credit goes to yarukizero.

Original romaji version :

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