Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sometimes, I do wonder... Am I Mr. Bee or Mr. Mosquito?

Why do some of our friends always manage to hand in assignments a few days before they are due, while we end up camping in the library day and night, for days before the deadline? Why do some people manage to read at least one book per week, whereas we just seem to manage one book per year?

Why are some of our work colleagues always able to handle multiple tasks and meet the deadlines given, whilst our deadlines do not seem to be “dead?”

The word should be changed to “livingline” to suit us better! Why? Because the so-called “deadline” always tends to move to a new date, that it is not actually dead!

So, again, why are we always so busy when some of the people around us seem to have all the time in the world on their hands?

Mary O’Connor gave a hint:

It’s not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy.

The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.


Subhan Allah. It is really interesting, right?

Think about it. Both animals – the bee and the mosquito – are always busy.

If not, we wouldn’t ever hear the phrase “as busy as a bee,” would we?


We know that both Mr. Bee and Mr. Mosquito have their hands full. Both have their own reason being created. They are both always busy, too.

Sometimes, I do wonder. Am I Mr. Bee or Mr. Mosquito?

Consider the famous verse on time. Allah says in Qoran (Al-‘Asr 103:1-3)

Surely, most men are in lost. Astaghfirullah. Allah knows the tendency for us to waste or precious time. And He said, surely. Definitely, most of us are in loss.

So, what are we going to do now?

Of course, Allah, being the Most Merciful, shown us exactly what to do in the same verse. Alhamdulillah. Everything is prescribe for us. No guessing game here.

written by Zabrina A. Bakar, Life is an Open Secret

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