Today, I’m thankful for imagination, fantasy, the ability to wonder about the what-if’s, the other-thans, the not-yets, and never-could-bes: whether or not we are capable of achieving what we imagine, even if we wanted to.

I’m not sure this ability exists in other animals or plants. Do the birds imagine what it would be like to get a different brand of seed in the feeders? Do the stray cats imagine what it would be like to cohabitate with some humans? So the tomato plants imagine what it would be like to get a good, soaking rain rather than the hose?

Allahu Alim, but He did give us those gifts. Subhanallah! Alhamdulillah! Allahu Akbar!

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