Sunday, August 15, 2010


My problem? I'm not going to be able to attend My Dream University.
This week alone, 8 were killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq.
At least I'm still going to get an education from an internationally-renowned university; one of the best in the country.
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My problem? I don't know if I'm choosing the right career path.
This week alone, 10 were shot by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
At least I'm able to do whatever I want, venture out, with my own free will.
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My problem? My parents said I have to purchase my own DSLR camera, if I so desire one.
This week alone, 15 were killed by floods in Europe. At least I'm still able to get one, amongst other materialistic items.
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My problem? I have no plans for this sunny, gorgeous, blue-sky day.
This week alone, 52 were dead from wildfires in Russia.
At least I'm still able to use adjectives like 'gorgeous' for things pertaining to my life.
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My problem? I'm feeling extremely famished whilst fasting during the abnormally sweltering hot weather we've been receiving.
This week alone, 1600 people were dead from floods in Pakistan. 15 million have been affected by it.
At least I know I will be able to break my fast tonight with a home-cooked meal consisting of not only comfort food, but auspicious delicacies as well.
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There is so much to be grateful for, alhamdulillah, I often forget.
But I can't forget some of the sickening and infuriating comments that I read here.
Sigh. So much hate in this world.


wallflower said...

I saved up for my DSLR. Wasn't hard at all. :)

I also saved up for college.

Anonymous said...

Urooba, why dint I find your blog before? (: I seem to find pretty amazing stuff in here!

This post deserves a thumbs up! It's strange how we blind ourselves to those uncountable blessings we are surrounded in, such reminders to be grateful is what we need.


ash said...

two thumbs for this post!
sometimes people forget how lucky they are, thx for remind us :)
i always believe that God always gave the best for us.

thx again urooba ^^

Muslim Girl said...

I second the thumbs up :). As for those hateful comments, it's best not to read them. I read some great and supportive ones on another article about this issue so sometimes it's just the certain news engine that attracts a certain "mindset".

Thygirl said...

Great post :) we have so much to be thankful for that sometimes we forget to count each blessing. As for those comments, they are awful but there is still much good in the world, it's better to concentrate on that.

StephanieTJLee said...

This is such a beautiful post. You're absolutely right. We should be grateful for the things we currently possess. You are wonderful <3.

Krystal said...

this was powerful!

Adrienne said...

I'm happy that you wrote this post. It's so important to put our often melodramatic lives into perspective.

Kayla said...

I love this post. It's a great way to take ALL of us back to reality and force us to realize what we have.

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

Anonymous said...

Amazing post! Happy to have found your blog!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I'm lucky that I have so much, and it's incredibly sad to read about all the horror in the world, but sometimes I think we have to try not to dwell on the bad and take advantage of the good we have.

blivbook said...

Powerful post! We are very fotunate

Cheers, B & Liv
B L I V B O O K : darling&diva ♥

ZINAH said...

wow this is really touching! We really have to be grateful alhamdulliah...Got nothing to complain!

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Love and Peace

Denise Bomfim said...

Ramadan Mubarak! Salam from Brazil!
You really write in a very interesting mood!
You are going to be a great journalist!
Best wishes!

Hijabi :) Nista said...

Very good post,makes you think and be grateful :)

Madiha said...

this brought tears to my eyes. i was looking at the boston big picture of the flood in pakistan and the comments were so disturbing i couldn't even read them. i'm not sure what compels some people to be so ignorant and heartless. anyway, definitely grateful for all that i have...including you and your wonderful blog. thanks urooba.

.hopeful. said...

Great blog! and great post...we have so much to be thankful for but focus on the bad things. SUbhanallah. Love the lookbook and will be back for more inshallah.

Ace said...

AAH I just discovered your blog, and I must say, it's pretty damn amazing!
I absolutely love finding fellow Canadian Muslim sisters blogging, and when the blog is as interesting as yours, the love turns to LJOYVE (Joy+Love...giggle).

This post, 2 thumbs up! Keep it up!