Saturday, 23 April 2016

The value of life



The owner of a small business,
A friend of the great poet
met him on the street
& asked him,
“Mr. Suryam,
I need to sell my small farm,
the one u know so well,
could u please write an
announcement for me in the paper?”

He wrote:

For Sale: A beautiful property,
where birds sing at dawn in extensive woodland,
bisected by the brilliant &
sparkling waters of a large stream. The house is bathed by the rising sun. It offers tranquil shade in the evening on the veranda.

Some time later, the poet met his friend & asked whether he had sold the property, to which the man replied,
“I’ve changed my mind.
When I read what u had written,
I realized the treasure that was mine.”

Sometimes we underestimate
the good things we have - chasing after the mirages of false treasures. We often see people letting go of their children, their families, their spouses, their friends, their professions, their knowledge, their good health & the wonderful memories of life that was accumulated over the years. They throw out what God has given them so freely, those priceless possessions that were nourished with so much care & effort.

Look around & appreciate
what u have: ur home,
ur l♡ved ones,
friends on whom u can rely,
the knowledge u have gained,
ur good health, &
all the beautiful things in life
that are truly ur most precious treasures & then remember, we can no longer shower kindness on those we l♡ve after they have passed away.

Each moment is precious & the true value of life lies within the breath of life itself!

"May we teach our children not to seek after riches,
but rather to learn about happiness and when they grow up,
They will know the value of life,
Not the price of things."

The struggle you make for the sake of Allah every step, every discomfort you go through brings you one step closer to Allah

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