"Let's meet again, for the first time. If you could introduce yourself to strangers by another name for just one day, what would it be and why?"
okay, now pretend that you, reader(s), is a (are) stranger(s).
hello, the name is daya. it means "compassion" in hindi, and "strength" in bahasa. "daya" has its own significance in sikhism, which concept says to not ignore tragedies that take place in the world but to face them head-on and do whatever is possible within ones means, so says wikipedia. i found the concept to be beautiful and can be universally embraced.
moreover, the choice upon the name goes with a hope that i can be both compassionate and strong; to have the strength so i can exercise compassion, and the compassion so i can stay strong during hard times. hey, come to think of it, i would love to name my future daughter with this!