Jumuah Mubarak! I hope you are all in the best of health and imaan. I am still busy of course, but this coming week should be much better for me when it comes to posting.
The Giveaway ended yesterday. If you entered, go check out whether you won or not in the previous post.Today we will be featuring another LFFM Guest Gratitude List. If you are interested in creating one yourself, its very easy. Just sit down for several minutes and write consecutively at least 50 things you are grateful for. It will help improve your mood and realize all those blessings that get overlooked.
My first Gratitude list here.
1st Guest Gratitude list here.
Congrats to Eliza for making this heart-touching list. I first met her in Egypt at AUC my first semester. She and I became close and she was one of my best friends overseas. Its my mission in the next few year to go to Egypt again and reunite with her and all the lovely girls I met. Alhamdoolilah she recently got married to the guy of her dreams!
1. Being Muslim and knowing God
2. Having been guided to Islam and shown where Allah’s path is and where it leads to
3. My wonderful, supportive, fun-loving, funny, crazy, kind, smart husbandand the beautiful home that we have
4. Having the most awesome, most supportive friends in the world. Without them the world would be less colourful, less entertaining and less yummy!
5. Having the ability to see, hear, taste, smell, walk and general good health
6. Having been born with no mental disabilities or allergies!
7. Having been blessed enough throughout my life so far to not know hunger, thirst or any kind of material deprivation
8. Despite the way things are at this very moment, I’m thankful that I have a family whom I had and still will have great memories to make and share
9. My parents who brought me Islam, cared and provided for me
10. My mother who taught me all the skills have and who inspired me to increase my faith
11. My father who is always there when I need him
12. Sister Fatima who taught me what faith is, how to pray, how to read Arabic and Quran, how to love Allah.
13. Having parents in the first place and not being an orphan
14. Having nice in-laws
15. Knowing how to read, write and think in general
16. My education and my degree
17. Finishing my education
18. My awesome job full of awesome people!
19. Having a job!
20. My metabolism and without which I’d most definitely NOT be the size I am now
21. As far as I know, the ability to have children
22. All the skills that I’ve been taught and the talents I’ve been blessed with
23. Not being completely socially awkward
24. A sense of humour
25. An taste for fun in this life
26. The wisdom to know and see the delusions in this life
27. The wisdom to know that there should be a balance between “el duniawa el akheera”
28. Learning to strive for this balance
29. Learning to love, lose and love again
30. Knowing now, the difference between deep infatuation and real love
31. Learning to love things and people for the sake of Allah and learning that this is the most liberating kind of love there is in this life
32. Hearing the call to Fajr prayer even while deep in sleep
33. Beingmotivated to learn more about Islam
34. Having a husband who is willing to teach me more and learn with me
35. Understanding enough Arabic to do more than just survive here!
36. Learning relatively quickly
37. Not living or have ever lived in a country ravaged by war
38. Having experienced the Egyptian revolution first hand
39. Not having any relatives or close friends who were killed during the revolution
40. Not having ever been under any kind of attack or assault
41. Not having, so far, a major car accident
42. Never having broken a bone, so far…
43. Never having the need for stitches or major surgery
44. Having goals that motivate me to keep improving myself and my life
45. Knowing how to drive in Egypt!
46. Being able to see God’s work everywhere and in everything in this life
47. Knowing what it feels like to have your prayers answered and seeing the blessings that come with being patient during a test from God
48. The realization, now, that even after all the things I’ve done, there was always God looking after me and constantly calling me back to Him. Like a child who rebelliously ran through a field of tall grass only to cry and get lost all the while hearing a familiarly pleasant voice calling out for him to come back.
49. Having the awareness of the darkness within my own heart and the willingness to try to correct it
50. Knowing the purpose of my life