By : Mr Mih
Hi, just incase you don’t know, I’m a Muslim.
Since this is my first article since Eid celebration , I would love to give you a quick gist about my experience on Sallah’s day.
This year’s Eid was quite a memorable one for me for quite a number of reasons.
I was blessed to experience this year’s Sallah with my family at Abuja. It was a full house and it was really amazing.
I didn’t go out to do the “extra” party things, but even at that, it was even more beautiful.
A moment stood out for me though ; We were on our way to Eid prayer. We hopped in Dad’s car in our white and nice dress.
Our white attire matched well with the color of the car. Such a beautiful, glorious day filled with serenity.
We weren’t in a rush, cos we were quite ahead of the time for prayer. So the car moved at a normal pace.
I looked a bit serious as we drove to Eid but deep down, I was happy like a three year old kid who found his missing toy – I love being around family.
Halfway to the prayer ground, a special event occurred that probably only caught my attention.
On our way to Eid, we had to stop at certain junctions because of the traffic light (Red light) .
While we waited for the red light to turn green, I noticed a clean (Almost brand new) Benz parked in our front waiting on the traffic light just like we did.
While we waited for the traffic light to turn green, I looked at the Benz in complete admiration.
In fact, I really wished we were in the Benz. Don’t judge me, everyone wants a better life.
Just as I was locked into the admiration of the Benz before us, I heard a little bang from outside the car, I peeped through the window – It was a beggar without legs.
Damn! I felt awful for a second. Then I looked around, I saw another beggar on a wheelchair begging for money.
I looked at the car behind us, it was a old rickety car. The red light turned green and the Benz before us moved.
I looked around and I saw different variety of life. Some were trekking to Eid. Some were running. Some were crawling.
Some were in a taxi. Some were in a tricycle. Some were on a bike. Some were in a nice car and some were in a fancy car. Such is life.
My Message :
The comparison and competition thing will suck life out of you.
Look, it’s OK to admire/love the fancy things in life. You don’t have to hate it. If you hate it, how can you have it?
That being said, you also have to appreciate what you have. You can’t have more if you don’t acknowledge what you already have.
Even if you get to the next level you want, there’s always another level.
Thus, learn to appreciate this moment and what you have while on the lookout for a better life. Have a great week!
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