"I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask,
‘Mother, what was war?’”
- Eve Merriam
If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day.
"we’re having mcdonalds for dinner"
"i made cookies"
"i did your laundry for you"
"we’re going out you’ll be home alone for a few hours"
Allah knows when you do something for someone and they don’t thank you.
He knows when you get up to pray in the early hours of the morning while the rest of the world is asleep.
He knows when you hold your tongue instead of being rude or disrespectful.
He knows when you don’t argue with your parents even though you know you’re right.
He knows when you do the right thing when no-one is watching.
He knows when you make duaa for your enemies instead of hurting them with bad words.
He knows when you do the smallest of good deeds, so small even you forget about it…
There are two bounties that most people are tested with: free time and health.
At this age, everything is changing. Day by day we don’t notice, but just look back over the past year and you will realize everything has. People you thought were going to be there forever aren’t, and people you never imagined you’d be speaking to are now some of your closest friends. Life makes little sense, and the more we grow the less sense it will make. So make the most of it now, before it all changes once again, because in the near, all of this is only going to be memories.
Learn to be alone, and to like it. There’s nothing more freeing and empowering than learning to like your own company.