Today, I’m grateful for the opportunity to witness another Ramadan and the chance to enjoy fellowship with my brothers and sisters in faith as we celebrate on this blessed day of Eid al Fitr, the celebration of the breaking of the fast. May Allah accept our fast, charity, and supplications, may He bless us with …
Today, on the last day of Ramadan, I’m grateful for this beautiful religion.
Today, I’m grateful for yard work. Yard work, you say? You bet: it’s good, honest exercise that delivers very quick and beautiful results, and it gives me a good opportunity to reflect on Allah azza wa jall.
Today, I’m grateful for feeling, both in terms of sensation and emotion, both “how are you feeling?” or “are you feeling alright?” and “ooo feel this!” Without sensation, much of life would be dull and empty; without emotion, much of life would be meaningless. As surely as hot and cold remind us of the blessings of …
Today, on this first official day of summer, I’m grateful for seasons, for the changes in weather that bring changes in moods and clothes and (traditionally, anyway) food supply.
Today, I’m grateful for memory.
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.