Some people are luckier than most. They get everything they want and hoped for, and everything comes easy for them. But the things that they achieved, and the happiness that they portrayed might be deceiving. Some people have all the wealth in the world, yet they can't seem to stop looking for more. They are never satisfied and is always on the search for something that would make them 'whole'. How sad is that...?
It's easier said than done, but the trick to 'having more' is to actually always be grateful for everything that you have and everything that you don't.. :)
Mind you, when I talked about being grateful - I am not only referring to the material wealth..things that money can buy, nope. Not only that. But I was also referring to the little things. Things that we sometimes overlook and take for granted, perhaps unintentionally.
Tell me how many of you (me included of course) am always grateful that each day we are given a chance to start afresh, to breathe in the air, or to be able to kiss and hug our loved ones as much as we want to..?
When we start to appreciate all these little things, insyaAllah only then would we be able to 'receive' more blessings from HIM. :)
So my loves, start being grateful for the little things and pray hard for the bigger ones..but don't be sad if you are not rewarded immediately with whatever it is that you prayed for - GOD is the BEST listener, HE is also the BEST planner. Surely HE would not leave you empty-handed...perhaps the wish that you prayed for is not good for you, and HE is only taking HIS time to reward you with a BETTER 'gift' :)
Don't envy those that have everything, but envy those who has nothing and is still appreciating and enjoying life..try to remember, life isn't only about getting what you want - it's also about loving what you have and appreciating how those things define you..
"He who has none has Allah, and he who has Allah has everything..."
Sh. Navaid Aziz
Below is something I found off the net, and I'd like to share it with you :)
Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference.
It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.
When you're sad and feeling low, do spare some time to listen to Guy Sebastian's song; "Don't Worry, Be Happy". We've all experienced situations that are mentioned in this song, but "If you only think of things that you haven't got, You could have it all and still never have enough.."
So loves - stay strong, have faith & always remember that everytime you are facing an obstacle that's too much to bear, "This too shall pass..." :)