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Sunday, February 13, 2011

You're Not the Only One Doing Good!

   KakNgah is here to write.

   This post is a reminder for myself, just as it is for anyone who reads it.

   Has this thought ever crossed your mind- when you're doing house chores, or doing a particular task at your office or workplace, or helping someone to do something... have you ever thought to yourself, "How come no-one else is doing this? How come I'm the only one doing it? How come no one else takes notice of these things?" Stuff like that. You do something because you know it has to be done, or because it'a a good thing to do. But you just DON'T understand why other people don't do it too.

   Take care, dear heart. If you think this way, then there is a possibility that you are not doing things for the sake of Allah. Let me confess. I sometimes think that way too. In fact the thought used to cross my mind many times. But some things happened and I came to realise that when we think that way, we are also doing things not for the sake of Allah.

   When that happens, we become easily dissatisfied with other people. We wonder why they do not see the good things that we have done for them. We wonder why they do not appreciate us more.

   What we forget to think is that perhaps the same thing is going on for them. Perhaps they too, do good things for us that we do not know or even dream about. We forget that we too, may have been careless in some matters, and that our family or friends may have done things to help cover up these mistakes. We forget. We only think of the things we do. We grumble to ourselves when we do things for 'everyone's good', like taking out the trash, or sweeping the house. We grumble.

   But we forget that we ourselves are not perfect, and often make mistakes. Just like everyone else. Just like the people we grumble about.

   I forget too. It has taken a lot of effort and time to make myself see these things. I still make mistakes, and sometimes these negative thoughts still cross my mind, but Insya-Allah, I am at least aware that I am not perfect, and that each good thing that I do is only making up for the bad things that I have done. I hope Allah will guide me, and remind me when I forget. For that is how humans are. We err. We make mistakes. We forget.

   But the important thing is, what do we do about it? Do we even think of changing to be better.

   Remember, you are not the only person doing good. You don't know half of the things other people do. Have good thoughts about people. Have husnu dzon towards them, no matter how bad other people think they are. Form good conceptions towards your family, friends and everyone around you. Do good things for other people for the sake of Allah, for He is the only One Being who can truly reward you.

   Insya-Allah, Allah will reward you.

   This post is a reminder for me, just as it is for all who reads it.

   Wallahu'alam.

 

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