Every breath we take,
Every step we take,
Every morning sun and every starry night
We may feel low, we may be sad, we might want to end everything at once, but, hold on….
take a deep breath, look around.
You have a roof to sleep under, what about those who spend their nights on the streets.
Think of those who dig the bins to fight rumbling stomach with hunger, when you frown at the dish you have been offered for dinner.
Let the street beggar cross your mind before you crib about the little cash you are left with at the end of the month.
Hatred towards your parents should be impossible after you feel for the orphan who ends his day in a cold bed without any arms around him.
Fights with your spouse should not last for more than an hour when you see someone cry on the loss of his spouse in a car accident.
Beauty and health are to be cherished and be thanked for, when you know there are many out there fighting terminal illness and various deformities.
A peaceful society is to be thanked for when the news flashes videos of bomb struck and red alert areas, where a person cannot move around without the fear of death hovering above his head.
After realizing various kinds of scenarios around us in society, we have to be grateful for whatever we have.
Everyone has their fair share of ups n downs, but life doesn’t end there.
With every turmoil, you have to realise that this is a phase, and everything will fall into place.
Even if we are in the worst of a situation, there are still blessings upon us to be thankful for and to help us stay positive.
Be thankful and count your blessings at all times.
Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever does not thank people has not thanked Allah.”
Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4811
Do not give up, stand up tall, start with counting your blessings.
When in the situation, I understand that staying positive and thankful is one of the most difficult things when only negativity is taking a toll on your mind. Still, count your blessings, thank people around you, express your love for them.
Self-motivation is an instant outcome of being grateful for your blessings from people around you and your Lord.
Do not let negative thoughts take over your thinking process, stay positive.
Positivity comes from thanking people around you and counting your blessings.
Keep a constant check on your blessings which proves to be a great source of self motivation.