Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Moment

"You know when you really felt alive? You can choose to live in your past or you can choose to live in your present. The past which is gone will never ever change. The done is done, you can not change it a bit no matter how you wish. But you have this moment, the moment that is priceless. No one knows what tomorrow will bring, life or death, happiness or sadness. Live in this moment, live for yourself and for your family"

Hello from Ikra

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Memorable 2011

In just 7 days time, we'll be stepping in 2012. For me the beginning of any new thing is full of possibilities, and when it comes to new year it is always full of hopes, dreams and possibilities. In my  life some years have just come and gone like seasons. Though they were important in one way or other but they have not left some special imprint in my life. But as far as 2011 is concerned, it was filled with life changing events. In the beginning I was having hundreds of fears starting from WHAT IF I WON'T... This what if I won't is always very hard in everyone's life.

Well, if I talk about 2011 now I could say with absolute certainty that this year would be engraved on my heart as the year when I truly started to go after, and working hard on achieving what I desired out of life. Beside that I must say that I am proud of myself. I won't say that this year was easy. NO, it was the toughest year in my life. But, I managed to keep myself focused and on track. I continued with what I thought and because of all those who prayed for me, I succeed. So many good things happened in this year for example, my Master studies, my job, and most important I achieved all those milestones which I set in the start of year. Alhamdullilah, I am blessed :)

I will soon write my new year resolutions and will share with you guys. Plans are to continue the same path I'm on because it seems the right path. Hope all of you had an awesome 2011 and you are looking forward to 2012 with a smile on face. See all of you later.

Are you ready to rock 2012 ahead? ;-)

Happy Holidays,

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Haiku : Eternity

And time has told me
A story of love, truth, affection and trust
Sharing the secret of eternity


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Guys, It's been a while

It's been a while since I last updated my blog. I was feeling bad for not updating it but the work, projects and research had all my time. I am little not feeling that well too. I know festive month is around us and everyone is busy in preparing themselves for the Christmas ahead. Well, I am all waiting for the upcoming week to end up with small Christmas Eve and then few days off from work. It's been so hectic in last couple of weeks, guess a small break would be nice. Anyhow, didn't asked about you guys. Hope everyone is fine and not missing my musings that much ;-)

Now days I am very much into learning some new Swedish words. Oh, did I mentioned earlier about FIKA? I think I have not and wonder why I didn't. Anyhow, Fika is kind of tea and mostly scheduled after lunch. The happiest part of my day is when a message pops up in Outlook saying "Fika at 3.00pm". It usually includes coffee or tea with some baked goodies. It is really a perfect excuse to get out of work and chit chat with friends. Anyone up for Fika? ;-)

2011 is going to end and countdown has begin. This year was definitely the most important one in my life. Alhamdullilah, I have accomplished all my milestones. I will soon share my journey of 2011 and new year resolutions as well. Have you guys already wrote new year resolutions, if yes share them with me.

Ikra reporting live,
Have great weekend ~ Doodles

Friday, December 9, 2011

Live your life on purpose

There are going to be days when you won't have the energy or drive to get out of bed. There are going to be days when you are going to want to give up, give up on love, life or school. The thing is you are not allowed to GIVE UP. You were given a life and you are supposed to live it. The truth is the seventy or eighty years that you are given isn't long enough to do the things you are supposed to do. Sure, you are gonna hit a few bumps along the way, but you have got to pick yourself up and move on. Life is unpredictable and things might not always work out the way you want them to, but that's no reason to give up. You are here for a reason and some day when you are not expecting it, you are going to discover your reason for being here. And when that does happen, your life will never be the same again.

The world is yours, find your oyster

Have nice weekend,

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Haiku : Cold Solitude

Slowly getting cold outside
I now need some warmth and
thoughts wander around you


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Fairy tales, I'm in love with

I may seem a strong girl from outside but at heart I am a girl who still believe in fairy tales. I myself say I am very realistic, I take on everything with open eyes and ponder on all ground realities. But, when it comes to me and some of the free time I own, I love to watch TV serials but, only those which are based on love stories. Girl dreaming of charming Prince :) I know I may sound insane but yes that's what I am. I can say with absolute certainty that huge number of girls on this planet still believe in fairy tales. If I flash back in memories, I could still recall some dialogs from the famous Cinderella story. When asked by Son, Do fairy tales come true his Dad responded NO but, dreams come true. Do we dream like that? 

 It was late at night when she was not feeling well. She was not caught in some life taking disease but yet she was afraid. She wanted to tell him how much she loves him. She was so restless as if it will be the last time when she will tell him how much she loves him, beyond words. She was by his side, turned towards him and holds his arm. Her grip was strong, she wanted to feel secure and safe. He woke up immediately asking if she is still awake. She started crying asking him so many things, telling him how much she loves him. 
"You know how much I love you, right? I love you beyond words. I trust you more than my own existence. I have such firm belief on you that you will bring me back from mouth of death. Promise me you will be always by my side. Promise me you will never leave me alone!"  

He took her hands in his own and gave her a smile.  
"I know how much you love me, why you are talking like this? I can see a long joyous journey of us, a journey that will have challenges, a journey where we won't always feel good, but a journey full of joy, happiness and love. I can't promise that there won't be any hurdles along the way. I can't promise that there won't be any disappointments, or shattered dreams, or set backs and heart ache along the way. What I can promise is a shoulder for you to cry on or sleep on, a chest to weep into or bury your face into, arms to rest in and hand to help you back to your feet, a hug to comfort you, ears to listen you, a  temper to reign you. I can offer you my everything even the last sip of my coffee and last bite of my chocolate. What I can offer is ME and I am always with YOU".

I haven't wrote something fictional from ages. So the above is a short one on fiction. Hope you enjoyed.

Doodles :)

A write-up for Sunday Scribblings - Fairytale

Friday, December 2, 2011

Don't take things for granted

"Don't take things for granted because life and death is separated only by a thin line"

It is a slow rainy day today. Its been raining since night and still it is same. Since last night I am thinking that we don't thank ALLAH for his enough blessings. We don't appreciate the small things in our life, we take them for granted. Don't go far and just think about water. Think for a while, if there would be no water life will become a battle for survival. How many of us are thankful to the creator of this universe for his utmost blessings? Make a habit to must thank ALLAH when you get up in morning and at night when you are on bed. May our creator forgive us and always bless us, AMEEN

Happy weekend :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dark Mornings

If there was no dark, people would have forgotten the importance of dark. The sadness and dark exists in order for you to find the light and happiness in them.

It was a very dark morning today when I was coming to office. Day started with a cold wind, aroma of coffee, road lights, little kids packed in warmers, me and my cycle. 

Hello from Iqra :)