There are few things that humble a person as much as pain and sickness do. You may have experienced it many times–one day you’re completely fine and you’ve made a plan for all the great things you’ll accomplish the next day, and then BAM! something happens that completely diverts your attention from those things. Just a day earlier, you were moving about without a care in the world for a particular part of your body, and now it’s all you can think about.
Last week I caught a cold from running outside in the rain. Probably not the best idea. :p Then this week I hurt my leg somehow and it’s bothering me that I can’t figure out what caused it. I don’t remember bumping into anything. And yesterday, I sprained my neck really badly. It’s only slightly better now, I kind of have to move my head like an owl lol..but alhumdulillah, it’s not as bad as yesterday. I keep looking at my to-do list and sighing…some of these things are like a month overdue and I still haven’t gotten to them. Alhumdulillah ‘ala kulli hal.
Free time, and Health. It’s usually one or the other. I was just thinking how when you’re young, you have health, but you’re at school and work all day. Then mid age, you get a family (iA) and start providing for them/taking care of them and you have a whole new set of responsibilities with kids. When you get old, and you have the time, but not the health. It’s truly a blessing to have both free time and health, and an infinitely more precious blessing to have the tawfeeq to choose to do good deeds and sacrifice your health and time for the sake of Allah. May Allah make us among those who give time and spend in his way. May we always be humble about our contributions to the deen and consider our efforts as minimal. Ameen.
This is a cool picture.