Meeting different people creates awareness. Yesterday, while thinking about my future goals and sipping chai alongside the cafeteria, I noticed a person sit down next to me.

It was Faheem Bhai, a middle-aged guy, who worked in the same office as a clerk for 8 years and due to paralysis, he is not working anymore for the last 2 years. We chatted for a while. I asked him about his conditions and the health progress.

When I started walking down the road to return to the office, I was laughing at my problems and a question popped up in my mind.

Why do we think so much about our future?

I didn’t get the answers. It was a tough question I guess.

We talk so much about our helplessness with our friends and family, meaning how we can’t do this and not able to do that. We talk so much about our incapabilities to others all the time.

This guy has not lost his consciousness so he is able to think. How helpless he must have been feeling all day long.

He was a hard working employee and with no fault of his own, he is not able to work anymore. How helpless he must have been feeling everyday. It is too hard for me to image his helplessness. I don’t know what plans God have for him, but in the last 2 years of his life, he must have been feeling miserable.

To be grateful is a choice, but how often we forget to take it. Thank you, God, for all the prosperity and health that you have given. Thank you so much.

Faisal

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