Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
I know it's been so long since I've blogged but trust me,it's only because I've been busy with some preparations. I GOT ENGAGED ! Yeap, you read that right. I am now someone's fiancee. That's what I've been crazy busy with. I had to prepare the itinerary, background of how Asyraf and I met, work with the emcee and so many other things that I didn't even have time to spare for my blog. But let's save the engagement story for another blog post because today, I have something else I'd like to write about.
I came across this saying a couple of nights ago on Tumblr and the moment I read it, I knew that I HAVE to make a blog post about this. A lot of emails and questions I get are usually on how to be happy and contented with one's own life. I never really knew how to explain to people that you have to be grateful with whatever Allah SWT has blessed you with for you to be happy. But I finally found it.
Overcoming your sadness
From the saying above, I cannot stress enough on how important it is to not let your sadness get the best of you. It is perfectly normal to feel sad but you cannot let that sadness change you into someone you're not. If it changes you in ways that it makes you stronger and more grateful, then Alhamdulillah. But if that sadness makes you suicidal and all the other bad things, you need to start rethinking if what you're so sad about is even worth it. Sadness in so many ways does weaken your heart. I get sad too sometimes and during that vulnerable times, I find what strengthens my heart most. This is when the Quran, prayers and Allah SWT is your ultimate bestfriend. Believe me when I say, I have had my fair share of heartbreaks and depressing days but I held onto the one thing that I knew would never fail me; Allah SWT.
It's amazing how He puts that sadness in your heart so that you would turn to Him. No one can cure the pain in your heart except for the One who has the power to put it there and also remove it. I know it's not easy to let go of the things that make you sad but trust me, it's harder to be unhappy and ungrateful with your life. Allah SWT blesses everyone with different blessings. My happiness could be a test, whether I would forget Him when I'm happy and your sadness could be a blessing that when you are sad, you would find happiness in Him.