08 August 2011

thankful for the little things

he who is not thankful for a little will not be thankful for a lot. hadith of prophet mohammed (sa)
I used to be better at being thankful for the little things in life, at stopping to smell the roses, at enjoying the little things more. I resolve to be better again.

being thankful for the little things is a great way to be happier, to be more positive, and inevitably, to strengthen your faith and be closer to your Maker. it also makes you want less.

focusing on the little things can also remind you what is important, and how much we take for granted daily—functioning limbs and organs, a roof over our heads, annoying but loved family members. it is also a great way to immerse yourself in the here and now.

I’m excited to begin. alhumdolillah :)


Lavender Luz said...

I love this for several reasons. First, because it fits so well with Perfect Moments, which will be returning next month http://writemindopenheart.com/category/perfect-moment (I hope you'll join).

And second, because it reminds me of a time when I was transplanted in the Middle East. I loved experiencing Ramadan with my new friends (of course, I didn't endure the fasting, though!).

Here. Now. Thanks for the reminder.

ICLW #28

md said...

i'm happy to virtually take you back to your time in the mideast- that takes me back to my time in cairo!:P

your perfect moments is wonderful. i had started a 'monday grace' post for myself awhile ago, but wasn't able to keep it up.. perhaps this will become an alternative :)