It looks like many YouTube stars have been creating a “Draw My Life” video lately. I found some of them really inspiring. I’m going to share one video here and links to two videos of people that I’ve been watching on YouTube for almost 4+ years now.
Michelle Pham, as many of us know, is a makeup guru. I haven’t implemented any of her tutorials, but I’ve enjoyed watching them. She is an extremely creative artist, who also happens to be a big fan of the anime Sailor Moon and the Final Fantasy video game series! ^^ Her video is very touching.
Other inspiring “Draw My Life” videos:
- ‘Draw My Life’ by Ryan Higa (This guy is hilarious! All of his videos make me laugh! ”Teehee!” xD)
- ‘Draw My Life by Bubzbeauty (She’s so cute and bubbly! Her videos are one of the reasons for how I got into Korean dramas and K-Pop) ^^
After watching all three “Draw My Life” videos, I’ve realized that almost every other person has been bullied in his/her life. I know the pain. The most important thing is to stay strong and carry on. Life’s too short to worry about bullies ^^ Always have faith and remember, only God can judge you!
Or one can look down from the sky while riding on a plane and see how amazing life is too. People look small and problems look insignificant from above. Try looking out from an airplane window while the plane is taking off and you will see for yourself. =)
A lovely quote that I found:
“We often forget how insignificant and short our lives really are- here one day, gone the other. We forget the finality of death while we pursue our everyday nonsense- exams, tests, jobs, money, yet at the end of the day – the only resting place is going to be 5 feet under the ground, where people will miss you for a few days, and the turbulence of this short and unpredictable life will push them forward.
We spend our lives holding grudges, differentiating on every little thing that we can possibly imagine. We don’t get time to make amends, and time withers us away.
So in this short time that we do have, make amends, be more expressive, spread your love, forgive and forget. Your Lord Surely Knows Best, so leave your worldly matters with him and be a person whom people will remember in their prayers!
This life is but a drop of water in the ocean.”
A nice ad. on random acts of kindness. It kind of reminds me of another ad. that I watched around a year ago.
The world would definitely be a better place if people practiced acts of kindness like this. Plus, there should be more ads. like this one as a reminder for everyone. Often times in Australia I see the elderly in need of help when it comes to crossing a street, but everyone is usually too busy in their own world to help =(
I also remember an elderly lady at a mall, who couldn’t see properly, ask for help in using the lift to get to the right floor. She mentioned how none of her kids, who are probably adults, wanted to accompany her to the mall, so she ended up coming by herself. I thought, “Aren’t kids supposed to help parents out, particularly in their old age?”
Young people should help the elderly, especially if they see them in need of help. There is a great reward from God if one helps any elderly person out =)
Remember, actions speak louder than words.
Going to be on a hiatus now. Long journey ahead… Can’t believe that the break passed by SO fast!
Take care! <3
I feel a sense of calmness after watching this. I really love her lectures, subhanAllah.
I find it rather strange when people assume that others are living a more amazing life. That’s not true. Everyone has hardships in their life and are tested in different ways. It’s just that some people wouldn’t know about the hardships that others are experiencing because they don’t like to share the world their story and gain sympathy for it. We shouldn’t be quick to assume that we are the only ones experiencing hardships in our life and everyone else isn’t.
Keep the faith!
This is a nice video by sister Amal, who gives a speech on the truth about Islam ^^
Just another interesting lesson on life that I found on Facebook…
The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Cups of Coffee
When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous “yes.”
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
“Now,” said the professor as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things–your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions–and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.
The sand is everything else–the small stuff. “If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
“Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first–the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked.
It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”