Author : Shasha
Current city : Minneapolis, MN
This is about my life in the US, dedicated for those who wants to learn more
"Ku pohon restu dari mu oh ayah dan ibu Agar tercapai cita ku membela nasib mu"
Alhamdulillah, since I am working.. I have had many opportunities to eat at great places. Today, while enjoying my Seafod Raviolli with Cream Reduction during lunch break with the team- I listened to two of my cliques who talked about their experiences eating fine dining. I could only smile and listen because I would learn a lot- and actually I just didn’t have anything related to share. In my heart, I thought “Wahhh, some people are so luckyyyy” .
For my family, eating out is a rare event. We are not the family who can afford that as much as we want to. If we go out to eat, it would either be KFC, McD, or my mom’s favorite steamboat restaurant Johnny’s, or pasar malam.. well, can’t really name more than that. What I’m trying to say is- we never ever go for fine dining. So, when I self reflect on these things while I write this post- to me it always reminds me of one thing… Where my root is. Which is a good thing. I hope I will always remember how I start. I come from a family who cannot afford many things- up until now (but alhamdulillah today is much better than in the past years).
I do want to be rich one day. I keep a dream to be able to bring my parents & siblings overseas . I want to buy my own BMW without burdening my spouse-to-be hehe. So I can travel to many places every year. So I can help the needy kids. So I can own a house without having to think much of how may I afford it. The to-do list goes on and on when money is abundant.
But of course, I do not limit myself to getting rich with materials only. Richness in soul included. InshaAllah, please pray for me.
Master your tongue, it reveals the state of your heart
Tariq Ramadan (via tariqramadan)
Friends, whatever situation we find ourselves in right now, take comfort that we are exactly where Allah wants us to be right now. If you are in an extremely difficult situation, our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said “know that what does not afflict you could never have afflicted you; and what afflicts you would never have missed you. And realize that victory is with patience, relief is with stress, and indeed with difficulty comes ease.” [Nawawi’s 40 Hadith]
There is always a bigger picture, a larger context that we are unable to perceive with our short-sightedness. Allah Most High is fully aware of how things unfold in the long run, and we must place our trust in Him, fully realizing that there is wisdom in His decisions.
"Ya Allah, may You make it easy for all of us to trust in Your Qadr, Amin."