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One small dip, one major change in perspective…

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

[Okay, okay, I admit I was trying to rephrase that whole “one small step” thingy.]

Photo courtesy of Bemidji Design Center

[No, I was not referring to this type of dip (although they do change one’s perspective…). I was referring to the hadeeth below.]

So, here we are, always moaning and groaning about life. [Just admit it, won’t you?]

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Seriously Short Reminder No. 6 – Misery loves Company but…

Assalamu Alaikum.

…….Company does not like Misery. Not at all.

We often see many people who look like they are competing for “The Most Miserable Person in the Universe” award. They just want everyone to feel as miserable as them and want to spread gloom and doom wherever they go.

What happens when you walk around with this sort of attitude? I’ll tell you what happens: People will avoid you like the plague, you’ll be surrounded by miserable people and you’ll only end up feeling even more miserable.

On the other hand, when you look cheerful and try to help out others (even if you were going through a bad time), people will want to be around you, you’ll be surrounded by happy people and you’ll really feel much better.

Want an example? Look at the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) and see how cheerful he always was despite going through so many trials.

Misery may love Company, but Company loves Happiness and Cheer.

So, let’s be of those who try to spread happiness rather than those who try to spread misery.


Seriously Short Reminder No. 4 – Stop drowning in…

Assalamu Alaikum.

…. your own life and start helping out others.

It’s strange. We’re all so miserable because we have so many problems (supposedly). This causes us to get immersed in our own lives. This in turn causes us to be even more miserable.

And of course, after all this, we point fingers at other people for being too immersed in their own lives!

So, let’s go out there and help somebody!

Remember: Be constructive and don’t be destructive.

[By the way, this is one of the things that make Ramadan what it is. That is the only month where everybody seems dedicated to helping others out.]

PS. Is everybody busy? Or did you all migrate to Mars? Or did the blog start to bore you to tears? I can’t see anybody around these days…