Yep, thats how long it took me to write up a new blog post. Although my twitter updates was abuzz, and company websites regularly updated, there was certainly limited free personal time to update my blog…. why is that?

Priorities come at play here… past 6 months has been a very eventful one… from loss to success… establishing a new company, to selling off a stake in current one in order to attain long term growth to finally spending quality time with family… i do not regret a minute of life in the past 6 months… memories in the making….

I thank Allah everyday for the bounties, good health, wealth, and laughter he has provided, and I pray that all family and friends enjoy the same. I think if we’re thankful, rather than wishing for something more, there’s much more blessing in our lives.

Having celebrated my ‘ahem’ birthday recently, its just so amazing of the experience we’ve gained in the years gone by. Not a day is completed without me thinking of a poor decision taken or a foolish thing said, if only we knew better by having the experience we have now  back then. My late dad’s advice echoes in my head when I think of this… ‘listen to your elders, they’ve been there, done that’… I guess it’s something we should be doing rather than continue to pay life school fees with the errors we make.

Spirituality and religious guidance is key to a stable life. The teachings in Islam on how to live and treat your family and friends is instrumental to attain some form of success in our short stay on this earth. If we could just follow it as much as we can, we’ll be able to balance all functions in a way which will bring us and people around us with joy. A cover to cover read of Bahisti Zewar is highly recommended.

InshaaAllah, we’ll strive to walk the straight path, where we pray there are no small stones to hurt our feet, nor large stones to block our way. Until next entry.. have a joyful year ahead.