Monday, May 19, 2014

Not everything easy is good


Alhamdulillah, after much procrastination and meditating on the navel [heh..heh..] at 2 a.m. Monday, I finished my work assignment. Thank God and thanks to some beautiful people who sent in a bundle of positive energy and love. Yes, loving hearts are connected, indeed! 

Feel like I'm on steroid and will not sleep until the morning comes. When the morning comes, I know some of you will be checking this space for updates. So this Monday morning, here's another rambling for you, sorry.

Saw this tweet by Epic Women:
"Do not pray for an easy life;
pray for the strength to endure a difficult one."

Yes, that's a good one.

Many of us pray for Allah not to test us with something that's beyond us. But He won't, will He? Because that's the deal He made in the Quran. A test is a gift. So it's not a good idea to not want it. It's better to be tested and ask for His help to overcome it. Then, learn something from it. Ultimately, there's a reward from Him. It's not that we are alone. We are in it together. He is in it with us, to win it. How caring is the Lord. Subhanallah.

On a few occasions my big mouth blurted out the hardships that I had gone through in life. In hindsight, it's not a good thing to do. Because I think before we even enumerate and publicize the tests or hardships that He had sent us, we should be fair to Him by first mentioning His many blessings. And this happens to be one of the Arabic phrases which I am learning right now:
Yar zuqullahu rizqan wasi'a
It basically means, Allah gives us plenty.  
Yes, He gives us plenty.
Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah.

So when we are presented with a test, let's try to calm down and break up the problem into manageable pieces. That's better than shouting like a mad person and going berserk. Better to calm down and reflect than to be quick at blaming other people. For as long as we keep blaming everything on the external, we are not going to learn and change anything internal.  

That's just throwing in my two cents on manic Monday.
Wish y'all a positive and productive week.

Haza kulluhu rizqun minallah.
Fallah huwar-rahman.
All these are gifts from Allah.
Allah is the Most Beneficent.

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