Life is beautiful in it's own unique way isn't it? Some things that people think can cause happiness, are usually the source of problems and sadness. On the other hand, there are times where we think certain people aren't happy due to the low-economy status that they have, but in reality they are happier than thousands of rich people on this Earth.
Too many real-events had proved to us that happiness is something that comes from inside, and obviously materials aren't the reasons of its existence.
I can still remember clearly those days of ours (me and my siblings) where we were genuinely very happy and satisfied with life, although at that time we lived in a small house, with too many damages and cracks. The house wasn't in a perfect condition, but Alhamdulillah it was comfortable enough for us.
Believe it or not, but each time me and my sister reminisce about our childhood, we will always end up laughing very hard when the topic about our home back then enters the conversation. It was so funny to think that we were once lived joyously in a home with a roof which will 'fly' and fold itself whenever strong wind strikes. And it becomes more hilarious when we talk about the angry washing machine, as well as the 'environmental friendly' kitchen wall of that humble house of ours.
Well, I just wanna say that although we didn't live in a big cozy house, we did enjoy our lives to the fullest, and my siblings will agree with me if I say that the memory captured in that house, is definitely the best and sweetest childhood memory that we had. We played, fought, cried, fall, and did everything together. We didn't have much friends in that neighbourhood, but it was never an issue for us.
And one more thing, I think we led a gleeful days back then because we had our mum 24/7 with us. (My mum is a full time at home mother). Who cares if we didn't get to play computer games or iPad like today's kids? We have the best companion ever; our mum. Who cares if we didn't get to eat luxurious food every day? We have our mother's hand to cook and feed us. Who cares if we didn't sleep on a soft and pillowy bed? We have our mother's lap and voice to sing us to sleep. Life is really a heaven when you know that you always have your mother with you, to care about you and to be your best friend ever.
Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that a person came to the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and asked: “Who among people is the most deserving of my fine treatment?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied: “Your mother.” He then asked, “Who next?” The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied: “Your mother.” He asked again: “Who next?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said again, “Your mother.” He again asked, “Then who?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Your father.” [Sahih Bukhari]
Well, happiness isn't about money.
Money isn't everything.
Family is everything.
p.s.: I miss my brothers and sisters! <3