Tuesday, 27 November 2018


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?”

Bilac wrote: 

For Sale: A beautiful property,

where birds sing at dawn in extensive woodland,

bi-sected 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 & often take it all for granted. We chase after the mirages of false treasures & become blind to how blessed we truly are.

We often see people letting go of their wonderful children, their families, their spouse, their friends, their professions, their knowledge, their good health & the amazing memories of life that was accumulated over the years. They throw out all those priceless possessions which اللَّهُ Subhana wa Ta'ala has given them so freely in the mad pursuit of better & more wonderful.

How many homes have been broken with the expectation of the grass being greener on the other side...?

How many children have been cast aside because of mistakes & not living up to their parents expectations...?

How many professions have been cast asidè in pursuit of a better one which brought about more frustration & stress...?

How many are suffering from ill-health due to not valuing their good health..?

Look within & around u & appreciate what u have: ur Imaan ,ur free time ,ur loved ones,

the knowledge u have gained,

ur good health, &

all the beautiful things in life

that are truly ur most precious treasures which money can never buy.

"May we always teach our children not to seek after riches, but rather to learn about happiness & when they grow up,they will know the true value of life,

not the price of things."

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