Thursday, January 28, 2010

My 2008-2009 Twitter Wisdom! Part.1

I started tweeting in the summer of 2008. I always loved short phrases, the ones that express long experiences and deep meanings in few words.

I remember, when I was learning foreign languages in Egypt in high school and college, that whenever we were required to come up with sentences using new words or illustrating grammer rules, I always had to write a sentence that actually said something meaningful. It was like an extra rule that I created for myself, for my own fun and self-respect! For example, if we need to use the word "eat" in a sentence, I would feel so simplistic if I wrote: "Mark eats eggs for breakfast"; instead, I had to come up with something like: "Both Muslims and Jews don't eat pork", or "The Earth has enough food for all people to eat". I just thought it was too easy, somewhat insulting to our intelligence to just come up with any sentences that have no meaning whatsoever!

Then Twitter came and gave me an opportunity to remember my self-imposed rule! I still can't tweet everyday and use it as a brief journal of what I am doing. I am not saying this is how it should be. I think I can't get myself out of the mentioned student state of mind just yet! So, I decided to pick my tweets that are saying something, that have some universal meaning beyond the expression of a moment, and publish them here. I will start by the 2008-2009 tweets, the ones that say some kind of wisdom or mark significant events for me, then I might do the same later with my more recent Twitter activity.

I made a plan for today. A plan is different than a to do list, which starts on paper and ends on paper!
May 21st, 2008

Lists don't produce action. Meaning does! 
May 21st, 2008

I just woke up and it's noon. Work controls your life style. I can't wake up early because I work at night.
May 24th, 2008

I wish I had a year off so I can read all my books! 
May 26th, 2008

My car broke, I don't have enough money to fix it and I rely on it for my job/income! Why am I not worried?! Because God does what He wills!
June 2nd, 2008

A new chapter of our life story starts with every new job - among other things. A new chapter started for me! 
Jan 13th, 2009

Death brings balance to life. And faith brings peace to death!
Jan 13th, 2009

A trip to a new coffee shop for a cup of mocha made me two new friends: two American Muslims/converts around my age!
Feb 22nd, 2009

Today was my second day reading in the bus on my way to and from work in Downtown Chicago. Same bus, new world!
Apr 15th, 2009

Man cannot truly live without a project!
Jul 17th, 2009

Even if I tried and fell a 1000 times, I'll get up and make it 1001, because it might be the one time I really get up and be the real ME!
Jul 18th, 2009

Don't look down at a person, because God is looking at your heart!
Jul 18th, 2009

Why do we forget to make use of what makes sense?!
Jul 18th, 2009

Look ahead to get ahead, look at your feet to fall in place!
Jul 21st, 2009

Asking the right question is the very first step to getting the right answer/solution.
Jul 21st, 2009

Our work should make us feel alive, not just make us a living!
Jul 22nd, 2009

Part two coming soon!


كريم علي said...

I liked this tweets .. I really like the meaningful small sentences .. so i'm going to tweet this ! :D

gehad mashaly said...

More than help me in learning English

gehad mashaly