Even though I clutch my blanket and growl when the alarm rings,
thank You Allah that I can hear, there are many who are deaf.
Even though I keep my eyes closed against the morning life as long as possible,
thank You Allah that I can see, many are blind.
Even though I huddle in my bed and put off rising,
thank You Lord that I have strength to rise, there are many who are bedridden.
Even though the first hour of my day is hectic,
when socks are lost, toast is burned and tempers are short,
my children are so loud,
thank You Allah for my family, there are many who are lonely.
Even though our breakfast table never looks like the pictures in magazines,
and the menu is at times balanced,
thank You Allah for the food we have, there are many who are hungry
Even though the routine of my job is often monotonous
thank You Allah for the opportunity to work, there are many who have no job.
Even though I grumble and bemoan myself from day to day, and wish my circumstances were not so modest,
Thank You Allah for life.
If we can pass this on to most people we know, it might become a better place to live in.
[Poem written by a student of Al-Huda International, Canada]
If each one of us starts looking at what we have rather than what we don’t have, we will become content with our lives. Stop comparing your life with others. This is not our real home – real life is in Jannah (Allahumma inni asaluka JannahtulFirdous), focus on THAT life.