Today, I’m grateful for play. Play is a beautiful and wonderful thing. Its a gift from Allah that allows us to exercise our bodies and minds, sharpen our skills and develop new ones, relax, even compete. When we play, at our best, we get into states of flow and, indeed, we thrive. Don’t believe me? Check …
Today, I’m grateful for recycling, for our recognition that Allah’s creation (here on Earth, anyway) is finite and worth reusing, for the understanding that old things can be given new life.
Today, I’m grateful for hands.
Today, I’m thankful for Caroline, for the ingenuity and ability Allah blessed humanity with that allowed us to create such machines, for the gift of His sustenance, which allowed us to purchase her, and for His infinite, uncountable, unfathomable blessings, Alhamdulillah!
Today, I’m thankful for reminders. I’m thankful for general reminders, of the sort captured by an iPhone app of the same name. I’m prone to forgetting and in need of gentle nudges to action. I’m thankful for more metaphysical reminders, reminders of my great fortune and health, reminders of my humanity, my frailty, my incapacity, …
Today, I’m grateful for the ability to recognize errors, while I still have time to correct them. InshaAllah, there’s still time to correct them.
Today, I’m thankful for community. I’m grateful to be a small, insignificant part of some larger group, grateful for the support and brother/sisterhood, the understanding and friendship, even the quarrels that come from participating in things with other humans.*