Someone left a comment on Lisan al-Din recently, quoting Jalaluddin Rumi:
"Everyone has been made for some particular work,
and the desire for that work has been put in every heart."
How true. I was reminded of this saying when I saw this lady working happily, making traditional Malay cakes using traditional cooking methods - a rare sight indeed. She should know that she's not just a plain kuih bahulu-seller but her very presence could plant much joy in people's hearts. Really, a 'joy-baker' she was to us - this lady we chanced upon at Bukit Payung, Marang, Terengganu, Malaysia.
The look on her face said that she's contented with her earnings although it may be a meagre sum for many of us. But contentment is wealth which the poor at heart is deprived of.
May Allah make us qanaah (contented) with His decree. May we be satisfied with whatever profession He chooses for us. May we realize that no matter how significant or insignificant a profession may seem to be outwardly, the one profession that matters to Him is that of servanthood.
Pic credit: Nazatul Atikah, Kamil Arif & Hanis Eizzati