That is the unfortunate truth about this life. Everything we deal with is temporary, be it material goods, situations, conditions down to our very feelings. Nothing in this life is permanent, the same can be said about happiness. Today you can buy the latest iPhone and be happy. Tomorrow morning there is a new version and suddenly the one you have doesn’t make you as happy as you were when you first got it. Even when you achieve a goal, get rich, get married or have kids. Nothing will bring everlasting happiness because something will come and alter your emotions.
But contentment is something we can all achieve and that starts with appreciating the blessings we have in our own lives rather than looking at what we don’t have. I am not saying don’t strive for better things in life, it is natural for us as human beings to strive to improve ourselves. But do it for the right reasons, not just to please people because that won’t get you anywhere. When things don’t go according to your plan, appreciate everything, even difficult conditions you might be facing, because with every difficulty comes greater ease. And keep your head up high because even those conditions will change, just as the day alternates with the night, and seasons also change. Know that things will change but what will get you through is a heart that is content about what the Almighty has decreed for it.
Founder of Yusufs