I was just finished watching a very touching video by Shaikh Navaid Aziz, What would Simba do if Mufasa was alive?. Seriously I don’t know what is the relation between the title and the content of the lecture — probably I’m just having IQ disorder today — but it was amazing. In the lecture I was reminded not to be upset when something things are taken away from us. Because there are so many other things to be grateful for.
In some days we can get in a very bad mood only because the electricity went out for few hours, internet connection went slow, the waitress prepared the food too long, etc. In other parts of the world, people don’t even have clean water, only have electricity for 8 hours a day and some don’t even have it at all. I know that…. but I am so forgetful. Astaghfirullah 😥
And us, women, are really good in complaining, right? Well, I am on the Smile + Alhamdulillah Therapy, may Allah make it easier for me day by day. Amin. It is in our nature, to be so sensitive and dramatic 😳 , but that is our personal jihad, inshaAllah.*optimistic*
About being grateful, even if something is taken away from us, reminds me of the lesson I learnt few years ago from Shaikh Abdullah Gymnastiar. I will share it with you now.
This world is temporary, so we must know that very worldly things we have is possible to be temporary. Then live like a smiling parking lot officer. When an ugly car comes and the owner put it as your responsibility, smile. When a very highly expensive car comes and the owner put it as your responsibilty, smile. Parking lot officer is not being racist against cars. He takes all the responsibility with a smile. And when the owner of the cars wants to take the car back, the good ones or the bad ones, he will still smile.
Nothing you have is truly yours.
Beautiful isn’t? 😥
In the end of the Simba lecture, Shaikh Navaid Aziz, suggested us to have a diary, to list 3 things that we are being grateful for everyday. We do this to soften our heart on realizing every blessings given upon us by Allah subhana wa taala. I think it is an amazing idea. It is using the power of positive affirmation!!
Finally, I am suggesting all my readers friend to join this Grateful Movement, so we can do this together, biiznillahi taala. May Allah make is easier for us.
O Allah, help me remember You, to be grateful to You, and to worship You in an excellent manner…. Amin