The past few days have been a real test for me as I recognized in myself the recurrence of signs of an age-old disease, commonly known as depression. I tried to fight it off and gradually bit by bit I have finally managed to come out of its evil grip. All with the help of Allah.
Today was a day of re-evaluation and re-building. I have come up with many ideas but the one thing that stands out from all the rest is that I have viewed the word “acceptance” in a new light. Previously this word used to hit me in the wrong way and even as a child i would refuse to “accept ” life as it was. All my instincts were against “acceptance”. I earned the title of an “ungrateful” person who can’t appreciate what blessings she has got. So from the beginning of the Quran I used to hide my face when the subject of shukur was talked about.
But today I have realized that Acceptance does not mean you should not hope or work towards improvement. So I have written a reminder to myself:
1- I accept the fact that Allah is the best planner and he has already given me numerous blessings for which I should thank him day and night.
2- among these blessings is the urge to succeed and look the best in His eyes
3- I accept the fact that he has blessed me with this vision which goes beyond the apparent possibilities.
4-I also accept that he has given me an unknown time period in this world and things never remain static or unmovable. So I can dream and hope and pray for things that I don’t have or get rid of harmful diseases of the heart and body, which stand in my way to success.
5- I accept that through sincere intention, hard work and PRAYERS (that are an extension of our efforts,) we can achieve whatever He allows.
6- I accept that no other person’s opinion about me can change Allah’s plan for me. If people think I am hopeless it doesn’t mean I have to prove them right!
so………ACCEPTANCE DOES NOT MEAN HOPELESSNESS