The Potentially Ultimate Level Best
Salam. Hi there, folks! Gonna write in Malay here. English translation would follow beneath, in Italic. Here goes:-
Hari ni mak SMS dari kampung, pesan suruh jaga diri bebaik, buat keja rumah ala kadar udah ler, tak payah la beriya sangat. Nanti sakit takde sape nak tolong, katanya. Hehehe. Sabor je la haku. Itu la nye pon.. Aku buat apa2 mesti all-out, takde gitu2 aje, melepaskan batuk di tangga. Sehabis baik yang termampu dan apa adanya.
Mak tau sangat tu, that's why dia susah hati. Sebab aku dah lama kurang upaya, mana boleh buat keja berat guna fizikal sangat. Tu yang se'lousy' mana pon maid yang aku dapat, aku banyak bertolak-ansur dan tak demand tinggi2, janji ringankan beban keja sudah. Bab2 gosok baju, terutamanya, sebab yg tu paling guna banyak tenaga. Takat baju2 keja aku dan suami, aku basuh sendiri aje pon. Tak pe je pon. Tapi gosok baju, memang perlukan bantuan.
Itu dulu. Now semer dah ok, aku buat ikut jadual berkala dalam otak. Carta Organisasi Otak nama dia. Jadi, takde isu pasal terlebih guna tenaga berhad. Yang penting, aku puas hati. Ikut piawaian dan cara aku sendiri. Tersusun je baju, barang dan segala2 kat dalam rumah. Tak macam masa orang lain yang jaga. Almari Junior pon dah tak berterabur, senang dia nak ambik baju tido malam dan baju biasa balik dari sekolah. Tak payah la dia selongkar satu almari tiapkali nak carik baju ke suar dalam ke stokin ke apa2 ke. Lalu mudah jugak aku nak refill je apa yang dah dikosongkan dari tempatnya. Tak la naik pitam setiapkali lepas dia sepahkan almari itiew. Kat dapur pon gitu, even sudu garpu pon senang nak ambik ikut pasangan. Tak la aku nak mengamuk jadi hantu dalam hati yang paling dalam. Bagi aku, susah2 dulu takpe, biar senang kemudian. Susah2 kemas takpe, janji senang nak maintain segala2nya.
Itu la aku. Total contrast dengan mak. Tu yang dia tak paham. Takpe, aku tak kesah pon. Tak amik hati langsung. Tu tandanya mak sayang aku, amik berat pasal aku. Tapi itu la, kan. Nabi Muhammad s.a.w pon pesan, Tuhan suka kalu kita buat apa2 sehabis baik. Ye la, kan.. setiap kejadian pon Tuhan Jadikan dengan sempurna.Mana ada lebih-lebih kurang ikut mana pon.. Atas dasar itu la, kita pon kena cuba buat sesuatu dengan sempurna. Ikut kemampuan dan kebolehan sebenar.
Today I got an SMS from mom all away from kampung, asking me to take a good care of myself and taking easy on the daily chores. I've been overdoing the house-keeping thingy, so she said. Nobody's gonna take care of me if I fall sick. But yeah, just another comment I've come accustomed to from my immediate a.k.a nuclear family members. Then again, that's always been TPJ's style in doing things. Like, pushing the max limit of herself. No moderation.
Mom knew it, that was why she was very concerned. This has got to do with the fact that I've not been in the best shape for so long, which disabling me from using much physical energies. That explains why I tend to be very lenient with every maid who came to work at home over the years, no matter how lousy they proved to be. I needed their assistance ever so desperately, especially when it came to pressing garments. For I never had any problems with personal hand-wash of my own and husband's office wears, which was perfectly fine with me.
But that was then. Now everything seems to be okay. My organizing style, which was very clearly dictated inside my head has proven to be so much of a help to me and everyone else under the same roof. Like, all my hard work for the past few weeks has now become fruitful to everybody and brought incredible peace of mind to me. Everything is in order now right up to the kitchen unlike when the house was run by my ungrateful maid. Junior's wardrobe is no longer a mess and he doesn't have to dig everything out just to find a nightie, panties or a pair of socks or anything at all. So, it's super duper easy to refill whatever necessary and most important thing, I no longer suffer a headache to put everything back in place every time Junior messed his wardrobe up. And that extends to the forks and spoons in the kitchen. I don't have to feel like screaming anymore each time I need to find a matching fork and spoon. Like the proverb goes, 'There's No Pleasure Without Pain'. That to me serves my purpose of ultimate peace of mind down the road.
Well, that's me. A complete contrast with mom, that's why she can't get it. But I don't mind a bit. That shows how much she loves and cares for me ever so deeply. Then again, even the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w promoted that Allah s.w.t Himself loves those who exercise the level best in their undertakings, which makes fully sense, for every creation of His is flawless in perfection. No less. Thus, on that basis alone, we should at least try to be the very best of our capacities in whatever we do. The very best we're potentially capable of.
Well, that's from my humble point of view. Thanks for reading, really appreciate it. Until next time, Sayonara. Much love, Nai @ TPJ.
Note: I know this is totally irrelevant, but I really need to insert my latest favorite song here, Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles by Tan Jin from the Hong Kong epic movie, The Lost Bladesman.