Monday, January 05, 2009

Semester II & Alhamdulillah Lists

I start school bright and early Monday morning. Which is...great, considering I've been sick since last year (ha-ha, yes that joke will be used all throughout January). I got sick on December 29, and am still sick at this moment. Sniffling all over the keyboard here, leaving trails of used tissues wherever I go. Pretty sickening stuff, no pun intended. If I'm still ill by Friday, I'll consider seeing a doctor (therapist?).

School is like a bitter pill. Especially in the bleak weather of January. And when times push me to low points, I like to make an "Alhamdulillah" list with all the stuff I don't usually think about being grateful for. So, here goes:

Alhamdulillah for closing down sales. Yes, I'm afraid your store has gone out of business, and for that I am sorry. But that sweater looks a lot nicer when it's 50% off.

Alhamdulillah for the time I have. I thank God for giving me the blessing of time so far, and so many opportunities to turn back to Him. Alhamdulillah for this little heart of mine (I'm gonna let it shiiine. Okay, I'm getting back on track now).

Alhamdulillah for chocolate that makes you forget your troubles momentarily. And friends who serve the same purpose.

Alhamdulillah for my comfortable bed and pillow, where things are a lot simpler and sweeter.

Alhamdulillah for Jeffrey Dean Morgan and other men who are easy on the eyes. Don't pretend you don't feel the same! Sacrilege? Maybe. I got this bug from Grey's Anatomy where he was a patient who died. And don't think I can't see you judging me. Stop.

Alhamdulillah for honey & lemon tea.


yaser said...

alhamdulillah, indeed.
i've been sick most of the holiday as well, and i'm dreading back going to class.

sara said...

LOL at Jeffery Dean Morgan! The little Grey's Anatomy that I've seen totally included the sad episodes involving him. So I get it.

I'm starting school this week too, which is going to be weeeird.


'liya said...

Aww I love the idea of an Alhumdullilah List.. I might copy that one day!

Never seen Grey's Anatomy. All I watch these days is Judge Judy and Friends reruns :D

fathima said...

i was fasting and then i had to very quickly unclick that link.

Nauman said...

Haha, nice list. We're very fortunate to not have to deal with some of the problems that others have to face. Take, for example, the suffering that people are enduring in Gaza. They're saying "alhamduhlillah" for things such as being able to see another day or avoiding having their homes razed by tanks or avoiding being shelled by mortars.

It's the little comforts in life which get us past what ails us... :)