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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Let's be grateful...

   KakNgah is away, far far away from home.

   Or so it seems.

   It's not like she's never been away from home. It's just the fact that this is the last break that she'll have before she is sent out to the working world. And she has to spend it away from home so that she can work and find some money.

   No, I am not sighing or grumbling. In fact, I feel blessed for getting this job offer (though I do not know how good I am at it- it's only been two days) even before teaching practice ended. It's quite worth it too- all I have to do is read and make notes, and perhaps some other trivial tasks. It's definitely not labour work, and the wage (from what my employer has said and offered) it's pretty good.

   It's just that being away from home after having just one week of holidays is... well not good. Like I said earlier, it's not like I'm not used to being away from home, and after two or three weeks I'd probably start getting bored and wonder what to do anyway. Oh, well. I guess I have to get used to the idea of working for money, as that is what I'll be doing in three months to come.

   One thing that irritates me is the fact that I had no chance to bake whatsoever while at home. Arrghh!! Geram betul. I won't have a chance in at least two months. Bother. Bother, bother, bother.

   I hoped to write about something useful, but it appears that I am just here to grumble. I remember that Ustaz Kabuye once said that we should not sigh because it is a sign that we are not satisfied with what Allah has granted that. I shudder to think of the many, many times that I've sighed over what I got and experienced. That is the way with humans. We often do not stop to think about what we do and say. We remember Allah when sad or bad things happen, but it's not often that we are reminded of Him immediately when good things come to us. Having said that, I am reminded that what I am doing now (my job) is a blessing for Allah, and I should be grateful for it. Besides, I am with good people who are concerned about my well-being.

   So I leave you with one thing to ponder- think of all the good things that have happened to you and be grateful. Thank Allah for each and every little thing. Then, think of all the bad and sad things that have happened, and thank Him too. They're what help to shape our character- both the good and the bad things. I know. I've learned a lot from both the good and the bad things that have happened to me. I didn't realise it right away, but after a while it has come to light.

   So be grateful. Be grateful even if you are away from home and away from family and friends. You're still breathing fresh air, aren't you?


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