My friend posted this as her status "A wise woman does well with little"
Sometimes it can be difficult when you are not rich in money, but because we have family.. a husband who loves us, children who love us... then we are rich in love and happiness.
At times we have to remember that we can do so much with what we have. And a little goes a long way.. especially in the hearts of the ones we love.
We are tested in this area a lot, for my family some of our happiest days come from the simplest joys. We tend to forget the blessings and fun one can have with what seems to be very little to some.
I remember one day feeling so sad and crying that I could not give my children some expensive gadget thing for them to have fun with. It took me some time to learn that my children talk more about time baking together, growing food together, and learning together --more than they ever talked about some toy that was bought or latest anything.
I learned they love me, they love our time together, they don't "need our presents, they need our presence" yeah its true, even the simplest homemade gifts my children adore mashaAllah.
They are learning early to appreciate love, family, and making memories... not the expensive clothes, the glitter of life, and the emptiness of being materialistic.
As a mom we have to make blessings stretch... in face of financial burdens in stress, we must be more creative with what we have.
Maybe we cannot afford a movie night... but never underestimate the fun of sitting with family for movie night with popcorn and homemade treats, right in your living room
I learned to be more creative in times of financial hardship.. and learning to be grateful and make the most of what we do have. alhamdulilah
Our children and family look to us for boosting the morale of the home. Continue to smile and our children will not worry. Their hearts do not need such stress...
What we focus on expands.. if we constantly talk about what we dont have, what we want... then we lose focus on what we do have and taking joy in the blessings around us. And then we make ourselves sad and even angry... "why don't we have enough money like so and so..." we may begin to covet "i want that car, tired of catching the bus" .. and then spouses tend to argue more.
Ya Allah please increase our gratitude, change our attitude and help us be patient ameen
They say good things come to those who wait... even if it be until we get to jannah (may Allah make it so ameen ameen)