I am a Coffee devotee. Moreover, if you combine that Coffee with a Donut that is just the ultimate combination for me. Every morning my day starts with Coffee with Donut. However, yesterday was different. I took the Coffee & had my habitual Donut – but for some reason, that Donut was half-baked. Well, if I were a US resident I could easily sue the Donut company and claim a hefty amount of money for their minor mistake. However, in Pakistan the good thing is, you develop the habit of patience & thanks to your relatives, at a very early age you learn all your weak spots right from your birth.
Coming back to my Donut, I had two choices. Either to curse the Donut for baking out bad, or I could appreciate the Coffee in front of me. Life, in everyday matters, is like that Donut. Things happen, and sometimes really bad things happen. However, how you deal with the problems in life, make you a person with a purpose. Not everything in life will turn out the way you want it to be, but your perspective can shatter the mountains, melt the rock, or even break the negative childhood beliefs that cost you a fortune.
Not just Islam, every religion teaches us to appreciate life, the way it is. You can curse the darkness, or you can admire the stars. The choices you make every single day sets the tone of your life on the long run. If you develop a habit of appreciating the little things in life, there will be a time when you will be embracing the bad that is coming your way. It is not GOD love some people more and others less. So, we assume that GOD bless some, and curse others. However, in reality, it is all about perspective.
One of my favorite examples is a manager who sends two of his representatives to a village far from the city, to sell shoes. One salesman came with a reply ‘Boss; this is a dead market, no one will purchase our shoe here.’ The second one came with a slightly different perspective. ‘Boss; this is a dead market, we have unlimited opportunity to sell our shoes here.’ Two persons, same condition, but different perspectives.
To conclude it all, you do not need to cry on every single thing that life throws at you. Living in the favorable and unfavorable situation is called Part of living. However, smiling in all those situations is called Art of Living. Every day, life will throw dozens of situations which you do not want, but changing the way you see those problems, will make all the difference in your life.