Bism Illah wa assalaamu alaykum wa RahmatUllahi wa Barakatuh.
It is difficult to focus our minds on what we have, rather than what
we don't. It is a fight, and many of us struggle to see the glass half
full, instead of half empty.
Recently I was provoked to consider that I didn't have visitors upon the birth of either of my daughters or after a surgery that
had me in a real mess for a couple of weeks. I've never had anyone cook
something or come to help out, etc. I believe that one or two kind souls did offer, but it certainly wasn't part of a community effort of sisterhood. What's important about that? Well, I won't write in such a negative way again, inshaa'Allah, because I never think of it like that.
think of the fact that I had my babies, my surgery, and got through whatever other hardships that came along in exactly the way Allah Willed. I think of how
Allah has blessed and guided my life so perfectly, with unrivaled Love and Attention. In fact, it has never crossed my
mind that my glass was half full, either. I have every ounce of what I need, perfectly planned, designed, and provided by Allah, subhaana wa taala, for every second of my life. So no, my glass is not half empty or even half full; my glass is full - full to the BRIM! All thanks and praise to Allah, the Perfect Provider of all needs!