Alhamdulilaah wassalatu wassalam ‘alaa rasuulilaah.
One of the perks of being a life coach is that you get to listen to loads of people share their life stories and their many struggles. For the one who is appreciative; it leaves you so thankful to Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’ala) for saving you from such drama. The fact that you are not the one recounting your challenges is in and of itself a ni’mah (blessing) from Allaah one you should never ever take for granted!
Alhamdulilaahi Rabbil ‘alameen.
Today I had a chat with a dear sister who started out as a client; she’s become my friend.She is super-strong even though she is telling herself otherwise and has refused to accept that she’s strong. Decided to write about the experience.
After my chat with her I realised that a lot of the time, those who whine half the time are often those who barely have much to whine about. Whilst many who actually have things to shout about often times don’t even say a word. Sometimes their silence could be as a result of trying to internalise and rationalise all they had been through or are still having to cope with; at other other times their silence is because of some dangerous thoughts they are trying to process.
It’s a constant battle; a constant struggle to stay afloat and not breakdown under the pressure of the heavy burden they constantly have to bear. This second class of people I really love and learn from as often as I can.
This sister seemed to belong to this second category. She had been through a lot of drama already even she’s still really young. It’s at times like this I am reminded of one of my favourite quotes (coined by me); ‘wisdom is not measured in the number of years one has lived on earth’.
It’s important that we make a conscious effort to learn from every experience we are presented with for we do not know when the lessons learnt from those experiences would come in handy. One of the things I learnt from this experience was the importance of giving gratitude for just when you think you have it toughest, you’ll find someone who is going through worse things.
Stay grateful in every situation and Allaah would increase you in goodness.