DEAR GOD:

I want to thank You for what you have already done.
I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards; I am thanking you right now.
I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better; I am thanking you right now.
I am not going to wait until people say they are sorry or until they stop talking about me; I am thanking you right now.
I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears ; I am thanking youright now.

I am not going to wait until my financial situation improves; I am going to thank you right now.
I am not going to wait until the childrenare asleep and the house is quiet; I am going to thank you right now.
I am not going to wait until I get promoted at work or until I get the job; I amgoing to thank you right now.
I am not going to wait until I understand every experience in my life that has caused me pain or grief; I am thanking you right now.
I am not going to wait until the journey gets easier or the challenges are removed; I am thanking you right now.

I am thanking you because I am alive.
I am thanking you because I made it through the day’s difficulties.
I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles.

I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more and do better.

I’m thanking you because FATHER, YOU haven’t given up on me.

by Unknown

Abu Malik al-Ash`ari (Allah be pleased with him) said that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said,

Purity is half of faith. Thanking Allah (‘Alhamdulillah’) fills the Scales. Glorifying Allah and thanking Him (‘Subhan Allah wa’l Hamdu lillah’) fill that which between the heavens and the earth. Prayer is light. Charity is proof. Patience is illumination. And the Qur’an is a proof for you or against you. People awake, and either purchase their soul’s safety or perdition.”

[Muslim, Tirmidhi, Ibn Maja, and Ahmad]

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