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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Power of a Rain Drop

As a child, i never liked my name... my mother told me that it started raining when i was born... rain didn't stop for several days, and that's how i got my name... it means "a cloud that rains heavily and continuously for several days without thunder or lightning"...

I thought it was real stupid to call someone after a "cloud", especially a grey one! it just didn't make sense to me :) but i was always being reminded that there is a rainbow after each rain fall, and that nothing could survive without water...

My name never made sense to me untill a couple of years ago.... i was taking a course in western and japanese technical stock terms, and was introduced to the term "raindrops"... i was amazed by what raindrops could do :)




I never did realize how powerful raindrops can really be untill a few months ago... and am not talking about the power it has in the stocks market :) i found out that every single rain drop represents one of us...

I've always asked myself how much do i, as a person, mean to this world... if i die right now, nearly nothing would change... my family and a couple of friends plus some people might miss me for a while... but the sun would still rise, birds are going to continue singing, kids would go to their schools, and life would continue normally as if nothing happened... in short, i felt like i really mean nothing, that am worthless... and i started asking myself why do i even exist??? just then, another question popped into my mind... how many people do i know whom their death would effect this world much more than mine would??? my answer was "nearly" no body :) does this mean that we all mean nothing??? i had to find a way to explain it...

The answer was simple, it was right infront of my eyes, but i just couldn't see... Rain Drops! when rain falls, the effect of a single rain drop could easily be ignored when compared to the total effect cause by the rest of the rain drops... as a matter of fact, we can ignore the effect of several rain drops, and still get the same result! but we can't ignore them all...

In other words, each single drop made an effect, even if it wasn't noticed... this tiny effect when combined with the tiny effects other raindrops made would result in a noticeable force that can't be ignored... and this force is what makes a change :)

In short, life would have never been exactly the same without you or me... each one of us counts in a way or another :)

24 Comments:

  • At Wednesday, May 10, 2006 12:10:00 AM , Anonymous vanessa said...

    HI !!!

     
  • At Wednesday, May 10, 2006 2:34:00 AM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    hi :)
    thanks for passing by my blog :)

     
  • At Wednesday, May 10, 2006 5:09:00 PM , Blogger NAR said...

    This is a great analogy. I always felt that everyone has to his part in bettering the world and not feel bad if his/her contribution is too small to fix the large problems.

     
  • At Wednesday, May 10, 2006 11:39:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Well...with all my respect to ur opinion .... i have another point of view .... although i know u agree with me.... but i wanna give my comment on ur post....
    i guess God created this world for one reason which is "3ebadat allah" so its not important if birds sing or not.... or if sun rises or not ...... what is important is "have we accomplished the mission that we were created for?"
    inshallah yes....sam7oona :)

     
  • At Thursday, May 11, 2006 1:14:00 AM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    i do fully agree with both of you :)

    it's true that God created us to worship him, but he has also created angels to do that... what makes humans special is that, unlike angels, we are allowed to make mistakes :)

    God created us "7atta n3amer el 2ard", that's what they've been teaching us since childhood, but didn't you ever think of why did he choose to create you at this specific time and place??? why are you important? and what is it that you are supposed to accomplish in your life?

    Einstein used to say "God does not play dice with the universe"... day after day, i am getting more convinced that everything happens for a reason :) we were not created just to spend our lives in praying... it's true that it's one of our most important duties and part of our daily lives, but it's not the only reason :)

    i still don't feel like i've done something really significant in my life... something that changed some1 else's life towards the better... in short, i didn't feel like it made a huge difference if i lived or died :) i had to find an answer to my questions... i know that my answer might not be true, but for the time being, it makes me feel satisfied :)

    like nar said, each one of us has to do his part in this life... it's true that some parts are more important than others, but in the end, no matter how small your part is, everything counts :)

    and yes, it is important that birds do sing, and the sun would rise... "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
    - Albert Einstein

    without those tiny details, you'd never be able to admire God's work :) God is in the details :)

     
  • At Thursday, May 11, 2006 12:12:00 PM , Blogger rowdyrascal said...

    Your comment on God being in the details and the search--- Splendid. The comment and the explanation has turned out much more beautiful than the post itself.
    And a MIGHTY HUGE YES-- Nothing ever is an accident in our lives. And remember AS WE SOW SO WE REAP.
    Take care and life wld definitely turn out beautiful by God's grace.

     
  • At Friday, May 12, 2006 6:06:00 PM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    thanks alot :D
    i left my comment on this topic on your blog :)

     
  • At Friday, May 12, 2006 8:29:00 PM , Blogger NAR said...

    Anonymous,

    In Islam, 3ebadah encompasses more that prayer and fasting etc. Every action you do can be counted as worship if you intend it to be so – that includes thinking about singing birds (tfakur), going to school, earning money to feed your kids, even smiling in someone’s face or removing a armful object from the road or piece of dirt from the mosque carpet is worship. Life is a gift from Allah and he did not create the things you deem unimportant for no reason – that is mentioned in the Quran.

     
  • At Friday, May 12, 2006 10:24:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It seems my own view is different than all ur views ! i respect all ur views !
    i didnt say dont make any thing special ! or dont think of what God has created ! as long as u r breathing u can "to3bod" so thinking in creatures is 3ebadeh ! i agree with that ! but Allah didnt ask us to think about birds after death !
    "God created us 7ata n3amer el ard" i guess he can y3amerha without any help !

     
  • At Friday, May 12, 2006 11:04:00 PM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    anonymous am sorry if u felt in a way or another that u were being under attack :) i can feel the tension in ur words!

    u r right... God can build this earth all by himself, and it won't take him any time at all... but doesn't that make you want to know why did he really create us??? he could have created creatures just to pray for him, like angels do, and he did, but then, he created us, and logically, he had some other reasons :) that's what am trying to find out... (some told me that am not allowed to ask or wonder, but i just can't help it ;)

    i fully agree with nar on that everything we do can be considered as a type of worshipping God... this makes us feel that God is close and that he is always with us... but what i can't explain is, someday we are all going to die, and everything is going to end (yoom el 2yameh), and we are all going to end up either in heaven or hell... the question is what's the real point behind our existance???

    btw, when i way talking about birds, sun, and kids going to school, i just meant that life would go on the same way it always did, with or without me being a part of it :)

    1 more question that i still can't answer, who r u :) and why is it that u r trying to avoid my question ? i can tell that u know me, maybe very well too, can't u atleast give me a tiny hint or a clue???

     
  • At Monday, May 15, 2006 2:07:00 AM , Anonymous Rasha said...

    hey rain drop

    i've never related your nickname "rain drop" to your real name until i read this post, stupid right?! i was in one of those "aha" moment when i figured it out! LOL!

    regarding your post...
    "In short, life would have never been exactly the same without you or me... each one of us counts in a way or another"
    so true, for instance i would've been a different "me" if any of the people i got to know during the past years didn't exist, even the ones i don't like :)

    "we are all going to end up either in heaven or hell... the question is what's the real point behind our existence??? " i've always thought about that, and the fact that at our birth we're predestined to hell or heaven still confuses me more,
    i didn't come up with an answer yet but i guess each one of us has to find his own reason of existence during our journey in this life, there isn't one reason for us all.

    i'm enjoying your post, i'll bookmark it and keep checking it ;)

     
  • At Monday, May 15, 2006 9:51:00 PM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    hey Rasha :D
    long time no see! we missed having you around :) (actually it's ur smile that i've missed ;)

    "there isn't one reason for us all. " i loved that part :) you sort of said what i wanted to say in a much much simpler way ;)

    someday, if we're lucky, we'd be able to find an answer to our questions :)

    thanks alot for your comment :) it's real nice to hear from you again ;)

     
  • At Thursday, May 25, 2006 8:56:00 PM , Blogger NAR said...

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  • At Friday, May 26, 2006 2:11:00 AM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    Rasha has a problem in understanding the wisdom behind point three, i have a problem in understanding point two :)

    i still can't explain why is this journey extreamly short for some (such as newly born babies who never got the chance to experience life), and somehow long for others... i was told that the main purpose of it was to load yourself with what you'll need for the next step of your journey (7asanat to enter heaven after you die), but i still have a feeling that there is another reason :)

    yes, we are all here to worship God, and everything we do in our daily lives could be considered a "3ebadeh iza kanat haik el nieh :)", but that's the main or general reason... it applies on all human beings :)

    i guess there is a specific different reason for each one of us besides the main one... that's the only way i could explain why people differ so much from each other, and explain being here at this exact time and place... what do you think :)

    "it just means you can’t surprise God." true, but i can always surprise myself and those around me ;)

     
  • At Friday, May 26, 2006 5:59:00 AM , Blogger NAR said...

    “i guess there is a specific different reason for each one of us besides the main one... that's the only way i could explain why people differ so much from each other, and explain being here at this exact time and place... what do you think :)”

    Mmm .. I can agree with this if you substitute the word “reason” with “path”. We go unique ways and do unique good actions given circumstances and intentions.

    I guess you can say that fulfilling our choices is our “purpose”

     
  • At Saturday, May 27, 2006 6:53:00 PM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    i agree on what you've said :) but i still need to be convinced of
    " I guess you can say that fulfilling our choices is our “purpose” ".

    maybe because i sometimes feel like i don't have a choice at all... there are times when we are forced to do things, even when we don't want to... and there is nothing that we could do about it :)

     
  • At Tuesday, June 13, 2006 6:26:00 PM , Blogger NAR said...

    On a less religious note, I read a book that says, among other things: one should not die with their msic still left in them. This means doing what you are passonate about. The author guarantees that one can make a living aout of their passion. I think we are not taught this as kids at all. That is why we are afraid to do what we like and even don't know what we like because we never learned to cultivate it.

    In case you will ask, the book is called "10 Secrets For Success And Inner Peace" by Wayne Dyer http://www.drwaynedyer.com/products/index.php

     
  • At Tuesday, June 13, 2006 9:36:00 PM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    "one should not die with their msic still left in them" nice qoute :)

    if i've listened to him, i would have either ended up as an artist, or a pianist :) what would you have been ???

    my dad used to tell me that i have to "make something out of myself", and by that, he meant being someone whom everyone would respect, and yet, still be able to provide myself... but at the same time, he encouraged me to improve my skills and hobbies, i donno if that was the right thing 2 do or not, but i guess i'll end up being an "artist engineer" :)

    someone once told me that you can never get everything that you want, and you'll never be able to be exactly who you want... this might not be right, but there is some truth in it :) am glad i could still be the person whom i want to be in my spare time (that's when i have some!) but i still have to live the life everyone expects me to :) am not the only person involved here after all!

     
  • At Saturday, July 08, 2006 12:50:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    anonymous1: i gave my opinion earlier so no need for "lat o 3ajen zyadeh" but i wanna say something.......... i didnt like something in the comments above..... i guess my point has reached!!

     
  • At Saturday, July 08, 2006 3:38:00 PM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    lol, it did :)
    but like i always say, it's a matter of opinions, we might not agree with each other, but we definitely must respect the other part's thoughts and opinions :)

     
  • At Saturday, July 08, 2006 6:11:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    anonymous1: rain drop i just gave an indirect note ! i cant see something wrong while keeping quiet !

     
  • At Monday, July 10, 2006 12:58:00 AM , Blogger Rain Drop said...

    el saket 3an el 7aq shay6an a'7ras :) if u ever "see something wrong", then please do speak out :)

     
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