Tuesday 28 April 2020

Ramadan 2020/1441: Ramadan Gratitude Journal Day 5

What about your body are you especially grateful for?
I like this prompt, we spend so much time picking fault, seeing our imperfections and feeling self-conscious, that we forget what beautiful, useful, rewarding creations our bodies can be. When I was a size six with clear skin, I would still see faults. Now twenty years later, bigger, slightly more weather worn, I no longer find fault or look at what needs improvement.

I have learned to love my body and be grateful for how it has served me: bearing children, comforting and holding those around me, in worship and working hard every day. The thing I am most grateful for about my body is that it has held up and served me despite my love of foods that are not the best for it and my inability to rest properly.

In the last few years, this has been more of a focus for me, to eat better, to rest properly, to treat my body with better care and give it the chance to be well and strong for longer insh’Allah.

The Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Your body has a right over you, your eyes have a right over you and your wife has a right over you”. (Hadith narrated by Imam Al-Bukhari)

You can find the original Ramadan Gratitude journal challenge here and my take on it here.

What about your body are you especially grateful for?

1 comment:

  1. Assalamualaikum. Interesting challenge. Will do the Ramadan Gratitude Challenge in my journal. Insya Allah.