When you think about infinity.Your time in this world is too short, just too short.
It is easier to forgive everyone everyday.
There I was in the morning, witnessing the dilemma of a lady, perhaps only a few years older than myself, facing a daunting task of taking care of her mother who had a stroke. The daunting task that she may need to face alone, because father is old too, and the rest of the siblings just watching. Her eyes teared up when she spoke about taking unpaid leave for the time being, to care for her mother.
She’s not the only one feeling that way.
I know many who have been in her position before.
On my way back I thought of her. That feeling of being alone, facing the responsibilities alone, while the rest stood watching without understanding the need to help. Such a familiar feeling, I felt like just going back to the ward to tell her, “congratulations”.
Yes, there are times when we feel hurt and say it out. But by saying it out, we take the blame for hurting others while actually we were the ones hurt at the first place.
But it is ok.
Take care of your parents anyway, even if no one in this world offered to help.
Forgive others anyway. Because this precious life is too short for grudges, for anger, for complexities.
Do you know that once you step foot in jannah, you will forget that you have ever sufferred anything at all in this world?
Should that not be a source of motivation for all of us to go on just a little bit more?
When you spend your days telling people that their parent have passed away, listening to their cries and wails, it is only natural for you to expect others to learn the same lessons.
But often they don’t, because they don’t know how those wails and cries sound like.
Talk about praying for ease.
It was still early in the evening, a patient just passed away, and another patient became short of breath suddenly.
I saw that she’s a young girl, was very restless and breathless. She needs intubation.
I was worried, and while the nurses pushed her to the acute cubicle, I wondered how I was going to tube a young, strong and agitated girl.
Right away, the anaesthetic doctor came into the ward, looking for her.
So the other doctor immediately helped me intubate the young girl, and soon after, patient was sent to the ICU.
That night I slept a solid 4 hours, despite having a rough start.
When I asked from Allah that morning, for ease of performing my job, I pictured that help would come when I really needed it.
So I really had my affairs settled easily. Even better for the patients.
Yes. Prayers are answered. Some immediately, but for some, you need to wait patiently. Like I said, what is a day in this life if we compare to infinity.
Have you ever trained yourself to become a person with positive attitude, good character, kinder person, and failed miserably everytime you face a bigger test? Would you give up?
Or would you keep on telling yourself the truth, and hope that one day you would embody the messages and you will become the kinder, nicer person who is very patient?
Every single whisper of “do your best”, every single reminder for yourself to not destroy your efforts, everytime you tell yourself to keep on trying, is worth doing. If you feel like you have failed, that your efforts are not going anywhere, remind yourself that you need to keep on trying. Because one day, the reminders will come before you make a mistake, they will come when you feel so down, they will come when you need them the most, and will make the most sense.