I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before touching back to my bed. I have responsibilities to fulfill within this 24 hours stipulated time. I am important to myself. However, my job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.
Today I can complain because weather is rainy,
I can be grateful that the grass and trees are getting watered for free.
Today I can feel miserable that I don't have more money,
I can be cheerful that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases shrewdly and guide me away from waste.
Today I can grumble about my health,
I can rejoice that I am alive.
Today I can lament over all that my parents didn't give me when I was growing up,
I can feel indebted that they allowed me to be born.
Today I can cry because roses have thorns,
I can celebrate that thorns have roses.
Today I can mourn over lack of my friends,
I can animatedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships.
Today I can whine because I have to go to work in spite of cruel weather,
I can shout for joy because I have a job at least to go to.
Today I can gripe because I have to go to university,
I can eagerly open my mind and fill it with new tidbits of knowledge.
Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do some house work,
I can feel honored because the Allah Almighty has provided shelter for my mind, body and soul.
MUHAMMAD MAHTAB BASHIR
House # 2026, Street # 32,
Cell:0300 52 56 875
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Apr 15, 2008 7:20 PM