Hey WHI:

And Salams to my Muslim readers/followers:

Hope all is well (as can be).

I know for myself, its been a topsy turvy couple of days? Weeks? Months maybe?

Its hard to keep track, lol.

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I'm not gonna go on a rundown of everything I'm going through cuz that could get depressing real quick. But what I will say is that certain circumstances or failures in my life have had a partially positive outcome. And that is it forces me to sit and reflect on myself deeply. That, and praying helps me to see things as they are. When it all goes left, how can I make it right again?

Like you, I'm trying to learn and grow as a person. Its hard obviously, and no one is perfect, but if we can learn to see things in a different way, I think it could bring about some relief and can serve as a stepping stone in the right direction.

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And thats what I want to remind myself of, and share with you all. Its gonna be short and sweet, and hopefully helpful.

Disclaimer: This advice does not apply if you are going through abuse (physical, emotional or mental), trauma, domestic violence, assault or any other high-risk related situation that is putting you in danger. In this case you do what you have to and get help immediately if you can. No one should ever have to tolerate that at all, you don't deserve it. I will leave links below if it may help.

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- Trust. Trust everything that is currently going in your life is good for you. Everything that was meant to happen was by the Decree of Allah. Trust that whatever comes to past is good. Trust that its leading somewhere better. Trust in the process that is the present moment.

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- Contentment. Be content with what you have now. Everyday we (at least most of us), have access to food, shelter, and clothing. No matter how tight things may get, there is not a day where you can say you haven't made it. You know why? Because Allah has still allowed you here now. So you have made it. Alhamdullilah.

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Ingratitude, most of the time, comes from entitlement. Sometimes we're so used to having so much that when things do get rough to an extent we're not used to, we call it a hardship. But less is more. And what you have now is everything, especially to those with absolutely nothing. So make the best of what you have now. Stay in the now. Being grateful for what you have now may bring more in the future, In sha Allah (if Allah wills).

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- Patience. For those difficult moments, situations, or days beyond your control, when it seems like its all too broken to fix, this is where our test of patience comes in. It helps to remember what is coming is better than what is gone. Even more than that, the good that may come is also temporary. The Eternal Rest in the Next Life is what is best and what we should be seeking. So while you may seem to give up all hope now, remember nothing is impossible with Him. There is always good coming your way, believe that. There is something good in everything that you go through, even if you don't see right away or not at all. Take it a day at a time. You'll reach there soon enough, In sha Allah.

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This is just a little something to get through the rough patches of life. We all go through it in one way or another, so this is a good way to remind myself and all of you that if we learn to see things from a different perspective, maybe, just maybe we can have a better grip on life and combat those obstacles that may be thrown our way.

Again, this does not apply if it is at risk of your life. If you need help and can get it, I encourage you again to do whatever you can. The links as promised:

https://www.thehotline.org/

http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

National Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-448-4663

I also want to end with saying, I hope my fellow Muslim readers have made the best of these first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. I hope you're still enjoying these beautiful Eid days. I wonder how much everyone ate, lol. But in all seriousness, I pray Allah accepts from me and from you, that we're among those who have two years of sins forgiven and are freed from His Wrath and torment. Ameen.

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Be safe and well everyone,

KC

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