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Repost from 2015.
I posted this as a reminder to myself last year. Posting it again as a reminder not only for me but to all my friends. 
Dear you,You know you are not bound to live the same life you lived yesterday over and over again.Life is about growing, adapting, changing, learning and moving forward. Sometimes you will try something on and it just might not fit, it might not suit you or it might not be exactly what you are looking for. And you know what? THAT IS OK. It's completely ok to close the door to something and open another. Just tread gently to wherever you go and in whatever you choose to do. Respect that everyone is just trying to find their way just as you are. Though some may not be as brave and many are burden by knowing in their hearts they choose the wrong door but still stay confined.Paralyzed by fear. Just like you were.
So remember to stay humble, be kind and generous with your love. And if it doesn't work out, it's going to be ok. Because you were bo…

To our children.

“When a person dies, all his deeds come to an end except three: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge (which he has left behind), or a righteous child who will pray for him.” (At Tirmidhi)
“Is there anything left from the goodness I owe my parents I should present to them after their death?”  He replied, “Yes, four things:  1. Pray and ask forgiveness for them.   2. Fulfil their pledges.   3. Be kind to their friends.   And  4. Maintain the ties of kinship that come from only their direction”. (Ahmad, Abu Dawood &ibn Majah)  
Thus, it is understood that the kindness and gratitude we are obliged to show our parents should be continued even after their death.  Prophet Muhammad also told us about a man raised to a very high station in Paradise.  The man was surprised and asked how he achieved such a noble position.  He was informed,
“Because your son prayed for your forgiveness”. (Ibn Majah)
After God, our parents deserve our gratitude and obedience. Teach them to be obidience to Allah, teach…