Hey guys, thanks for joining me.
Basically, this is my first official blog post and boyyy, am I excited?! 💃💃
First, what does Gratitude mean to you?
To me, it is the state of being grateful. And there are so many things to be grateful for, SubhanAllah. Family, friends, food, water, air, being alive and lots more.
Often, we tend to see some things as being trivial or as “normal”, therefore there’s no need to be grateful for them. Things we see as normal, such as breathing, the ability to eat, are luxuries to other people.
We should learn to be grateful to God for everything. A friend told me this morning about a man he saw yesterday and who died this morning. And here I am, alive but not by my own making.
Having good friends who care about you is a blessing worth being grateful for. Not everyone is as privileged as you are; not everyone has friends who command them to do good. Some people push their friends to damnation.
You’re successful, healthy and happy but not by your own making. Some people literally move from one problem to another, aren’t they creations of God? Be grateful for whatever you have, in whatever situation you find yourself.
“And remember! your Lord caused to be declared (publicly): “If ye are grateful, I will add more (favours) unto you” (Q14:V7).”
We also need to inculcate the habit of being grateful to people. Nobody is under any compulsion to be nice to you, treat you well or give you things. No one is obligated to be friends with you. It is no one’s duty to help you. But, when people do these things, either because of their religious beliefs, out of sympathy or just out of being human; the least you can do is to be grateful.
This post was inspired by my ability to start the blog. And for that I’m grateful.
May Allah make it easy for us to be grateful to him and to other people.
What does Gratitude mean to you?
What are your ways of showing gratitude?
Leave your answers in the comment box and let’s interact.