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Life is Beautiful

September 07, 2019


Indeed life isn’t easy but who said it was going to be easy? It’s a road full of ups and downs and as we call it a road, we should know that bumps are bound to be there. For some it’s a little bumpier than others but then that’s called life! However, it’s unfair to complain about things we don’t have or have lost without appreciating all that we got in return but in the hassle of this busy life we all forget to thank the Almighty for whatever he did give us. What I at times find ironic is that we’re too busy to appreciate what we have, yet have ample time to complain about what we don’t have!

Jumping out of the bed, I look around and find hundreds of things that could have been better but can’t seem to spot the best items! I open my wardrobe and can’t seem to find something perfect even though it’s overloaded with clothes already! I spend my day cribbing about things, how do I teach in class ,am I an effective teacher ,how can I take a surprise quiz, always have two assignments at a time which are due tomorrow, get less marks to me on my project and more to the one who copied off the internet and it goes on! I keep busy with my job,study and household chores everyday, at times complain to my husband who just keeps saying hmmm hmmm to every problem and had few time to spend with me (to myself) how he is not bothered to solve my issues without thinking how he was at least giving time to listen to what I have to say. Most couples today don’t even do that! And maybe he is not intervening to give me more space and make me independent!

While I’m complaining about a hundred things around me, I come across all types of people from all ages and phases of life who aren’t content with what life has given them. Some whine about being fat, while others are wearing full sleeves and layers of clothing to hide themselves because they are religious. Some aren’t happy with their short hair, while others complain their long hair are such a mess and difficult to handle and then we find those who grumble about being short while the rest are shy of being tall! And amidst all this, we hear the clichéd statement, “Oh I would be the happiest person alive if I had your hair, figure or height.” And we all know nobody is the happiest person because it’s human nature not to be content with what you have, one keeps asking for more.
The day ends and I tell myself how everything is unfair. I close my eyes hoping tomorrow will be better and it’s the same! Life will continue to be unfair until I change my approach! And then one day I change the way I look at things around me only to realize that everything is just so beautiful! I get up early morning and see the pleasant weather in Laam and the sun shining through the clouds, I spend my day appreciating the small blessings in life and realize how a positive approach makes life easier for me! I get done at whatever time and spend time with friends and family. With them I realize I have people to lean on to, to enjoy with, to laugh with, and to have fun with! Spending time with them relaxes me, I get to be myself without the fear of being judged or criticized. They make me realize how loved I am and how beautiful life is with their presence.

All in all, in today’s busy life we are too caught up with things to enjoy the simple pleasures life has to offer, which we fail to notice. Take out time to pray and enjoy the rain and sip a cup of coffee while watching the rain pour down. Watch a small child play, listen to the songs that take you back to the time you first heard them and you will realize what you have been missing on in the hassle of this busy life. Look at the beauty of relationships like friendship and love life and stop taking them for granted to find out we are left with a very few to cherish
Stop wasting life complaining and whining about what’s fair and what’s unfair and what went wrong and what you don’t have! Life is too short to spend it like that. Just look at what went right and what’s good around you. Appreciate the nice things around you and realize everyone’s life has ups and downs and bumps, but it’s still beautiful at the end of the day!
Life is incomplete without family! No matter how successful you become, how many friends you make, or where you go in life the importance of family remains the same as it was when you were a baby. And as gossip girl says, “when it comes to family, we’re all still children at heart no matter how old we get we always need a place to call home because without the people you love most you can’t help but feel all alone in the world!” So, being grateful, pray and dhua makes life positive.
Thank You!
 Aminath Riza (PGDE2.MIC.Laam

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