Through the lens of Gratitude

16 Feb

Gratitude is such a powerful tool that can re-charge your battered soul in an instant. A quick exercise I like to do whenever I find myself on the brink of a breakdown and this doesn’t take more than 5 minutes: Sit in a quiet place, grab a pen and a notepad. Take a deep breath and then think about at least 3 things that you are grateful for, things that you have in your life at this moment. Write them down. And you will see within a moment how instantly your perspective has changed.

Gratitude refines your focus on life and helps you live in the present moment, and when you’re content with your present, you will not worry about whats passed or whats about to happen. None of that matters because you know that just as those 3 things were given to you by Allaah, He and only He has control over all your affairs, and without a shred of doubt He will take care of you just as He has all these years, through His mysterious ways.

If you make this a regular exercise every night before bed, you’ll see the changes it’ll make in your life.

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2 Responses to “Through the lens of Gratitude”

  1. Mustafa J February 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    Thank you for your thoughtful words. True indeed. I hope you continue sharing these pearls of wisdom.

    “Live in the present moment, and when you’re content with your present, you will not worry about whats passed or whats about to happen. None of that matters because […] He and only He has control over all your affairs, and without a shred of doubt He will take care of you just as He has all these years”

  2. islamic solace March 2, 2012 at 5:54 am #

    Reblogged this on islamicsolace and commented:
    May Allah grant us from His grateful slaves.

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