“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.”
― Henry Ward Beecher
Of late, I was feeling kinda blue. Maybe it was a mild post-natal depression (it's real and it exist!) Or maybe I was just overwhelmed with my current situation.
Tonight, hubbs and I received very special visitors -our roommates during hajj. It's always a pleasure to see them and tonight was no different. Hajj was one of the best experiences of my life and given the chance, I would like to go again, In Sha Allah.
Anyway, the ladies and I were reminiscing about our experience and they reminded me about the time I was chased by a very handsome Arab guy as I was entering our tent site in Mina. That handsome guy was in charge of the catering for our tent and he had chased me down, thinking that I've lost my way. You see, I was in all black - abaya, hijab and niqab. He thought I was an Arab woman, lost in a Malaysian camp site. After showing my identification tag, he apologised and after that our group got extra drinks and fruits for each meal. That was a truly a blessing in disguise, if you asked me.
We also talked about the baby and the sleepless night I was having and also about our deeds after hajj. I mentioned to them that I was feeling very overwhelmed and wished I have more time to perform certain acts of worship. One of the sisters commented that by doing every single thing in our lives for in God's name and for His sake, our entire life is an act of worship. Subhanallah! She's right! How can I forget that? Sometimes, we need someone to point out the obvious to us because we tend to get caught in things.
I feel very grateful that whenever I feel lost, I will seek Him for guidance and God will always send someone to set me back on track, like tonight. I found a way to chase my blues away ....
What I'm trying to say is, if you feel lost, just make dua and He will respond. Also do not feel guilty if you ever feel overwhelmed with your situation or life because I believe it's God way of asking you to find Him.....