Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ponder, Ponder, Ponder...

If you are poor then someone else is heavily in debt

If you don't have a car then someone else doesn't have two legs

If you are ill, then someone else has been bedridden for years

If you have lost a parent then someone else has lost both parents in a single accident...

Today before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak

Think of someone who has to use sign language to tell his family he loves them and they've never heard the sound of their parent's voice or the recitation of the Holy Quran!

Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat

When you're frustrated because you cannot decide what food you should cook, remember that there is a mother in Somalia who cannot decide which of her children she should give the little food she has while the other is left to die

Before you complain about your husband / wife - Think of someone who's crying out to Allah for a companion

Today before you complain about life - Think about someone who has passed away today and is being placed in the ground at this very moment - This will be their first night in their Qabar, all alone

Before you complain about your children - Think of someone who desires children but they're barren...

Before you argue about your dirty house, someone didn't clean or sweep - Think of the people who are living in the streets

Before whining about the distance you drive - Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet...

And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wished they had your job

Before you think of pointing that finger or condemning another - Remember that not one of us is without sin

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and think: You're alive and still around and it's never too late to make TAWBAH and turn back to Allah Subhanna Wa Ta'ala

Oh, Allah, forgive me when I whine! Aameen

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