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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Courtesy and Opportunity

Assalamualaikum and happy reading to all.

How are you doing? Life is going fun huh? Or the other way around? Whatever it is, believe me, it is meant to be that way. Allah knows better and He only gives us kind of life we can live with.

Do we look around and ponder about His wonderful creations? :)
  
OPPORTUNITY

What is the opportunity we get in life? If it is a difficult thing, then it is an opportunity to perhaps learn from our mistake or at least learn to be stronger and more patient. Allah said in the Holy Qoran that what you think is good may not be, in reality good for you and what you think is not may be in reality, good for you. He creates us, so surely He knows better. On the other hand, if life serves us something good, it is an opportunity to thank Him and be grateful and share the happiness with people who may not have the same gift from Him. Opportunities are all around us today. Do we or do we not realize about their presence?

People are created with different attitudes and behaviors. A more common term used in psychological field is personality. We have people who are easy-going, neurotic and sensitive, serious and philosophical, introverted and quiet, extroverted and outspoken, and the list goes on and on.. The thing is, do we respect and acknowledge other people as the same mankind the way we think we are? Do we even realize that a hot-tempered person today may become the most patient individual the other day? Do we know that people are bound to change if God wills it such? Do we then provide some space for positive perceptions towards others? Start think deeply about this now and question ourselves- Are we whom we are now because we are the best type God creates or is it not a matter of complementation? Be grateful for who you are but at the same time, do not look down upon others and feel that you own the best type of personality, because God is fair and He creates things for reasons-and He knows best about them.

COURTESY

Apart from maintaining good relationship with Allah the Almighty, the All-Knowing God, we are commanded to maintain a good and friendly ties with all mankind. Either one can not be taken for granted and ignored.

One way of doing it is by saying thank you, if not giving anything in return. God needs not anything in return and is not affected even to the slightest by those whom are ungrateful, but human being are very fragile and weak, to the point that they always want some sort of appreciation and acknowledgement. But it is not wrong in the first place. What is so difficult about uttering the word thank you to someone who did something more than just saying thank you to you? Do you even have the courtesy to do this? Do you just forget or simply don't care? I on a personal basis never wanted to be treated as though I am reusable. Attended to when needed and utterly ignored at personal whim.  It hurts so much when it happens but then again, it is an opportunity to evaluate a person and distinguish on which one you can trust and which one you can't. Even more hurtful, is when a person blatantly claims credits out of your hardwork and never thank you for the help you give and finally treat you as if nothing happened in the past. Maybe sometimes we don't realize that this is what we condone in our daily life but we should take some quality time to really think about it and fix what's necessary. If any of you ever made me happy and helped me in any way but received not any thank you from me, let me apologize wholeheartedly now and let you know that I appreciate all your good deeds and May Allah bless you.

You are not happy alone when you smile, you make us too..

Reading this blog is already a contribution- though I may hardly know who you are and when you do it. But you must know, that I appreciate it with the sincerest feelings I have in my heart.

"Do good to others, and others will do good unto you."

Wassalam.. ;)
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2 comments:

Noni Kapet said...

just in case, i do read from time to time ;-)

down_driller said...

And in ur case Abg Raf, even if u never read my blog, I already owe u a lot. ;-) Thanks for the comment.. :)

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