So I (not so) recently watched this video:
But then again, so has everyone else. If you're one of those hermits who hasn't, it's about these two orphaned kids (a blind child and a mute child) who decide to go on a journey to visit the mute kid's mother on Eid. Touching, truly is. Kudos to BERNAS for making it.
I cried watching the video. Really cried. Like teresak-esak.
But when I stopped crying, I thought to myself.
Why am I crying? Because I just watched a sad video.
Why was it sad? Because those children were underprivileged.
So it made me think of how ungrateful I was of all the little things in life such as the ability to see, the ability to speak, still having my parents.
So what are you going to do about it? Be more thankful, of course.
Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequence of] what [evil] it has earned. "Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people." - Surah al-Baqarah [2:286]
Those kids are strong. They are able to cope with their fate. My fate is this. To live a life that's comfortable, more comfortable than some people will ever experience in their lives.
What am I going to do with this comfort that has been granted to me? Am I going to just dwell in the fact that I am too weak to face a fate such as theirs? Put my head down and do nothing?
What do you think?
May peace be upon you.