Let us take time for a bit of daily contemplation and a moment of thankfulness . . .
Remember the favors of Allah (God) upon you and how the blessings surround you from above and below – indeed from every direction.
And if you would count the graces of Allah, never could you be able to count them
Among the blessing that we usually take for granted includes health, safety, nourishment, clothing, air and water – these all point to the world being yours, yet you did not realized it !
He has completed and perfected His Graces upon you, [both] apparent [i.e. Islamic Monotheism, and the lawful pleasures of this world, including health, good looks, etc.] and hidden [i.e. one’s faith in Allah, guidance for doing righteous deeds and also the pleasures and delights of the Hereafter in paradise, etc.].
You have at your disposal two eyes, a tongue, lips, two hands and two legs.
Then which of the blessings of your Lord will you deny?
Can you picture yourself without feet?
Should you take it lightly that you slumber soundly while misery disrupts the sleep of many?
Should you forget that when you fill yourself with both delicious dishes and cool water while the pleasure of good food and drinks is impossible for some?
Consider the faculties of hearing and seeing with which you have been endowed. Look at your healthy skin and be grateful that you have been saved from diseases that attack it. Reflect on your powers of reasoning and remember those whom suffer from mental ailments.
So, here is the main question …
Would you sell your ability and faculties to hear and see for a mount of gold?
Would you sell your ability and faculties to speak a huge seaside mansion?
Know that we have been given abundant favors and blessings, yet you feign ignorance. Notwithstanding warm bread, cool water, easy sleep, and good health, you remain despondent and depressed.
STOP ! Stop thinking about what you do not have and are ungrateful for that you have.
You are troubled by a loss in wealth, yet you have the key to happiness and many blessings.
So, let us take a moment, take a moment to contemplate and just be … thankful …
Muhamad Aarif is the founder & CEO of Personalgrowth.blog and Warby.Parker.Watch. He is an international watch reseller, and author dedicated to boosting personal growth.