I swear, this brought tears to my eyes. What he's saying is probably THE most conventional thought that ''on occasion maybe'' leaps onto our minds but yet we tend to forget to be grateful, to stay humble and kind, to keep goin' when the goin' gets tough. We forget that we are not alone and that atleast a billion of the world's population have it worse than we do.
''And if you were to try to count the blessings of ALLAH, you could never enumerate them! Verily, mankind is ever oppressive and ungrateful.'' (Qur'an-14:34)
We must remember that Allah helps those who help themselves & to remind ourselves that patience is virtue.
According to the Qur’an "Man is born in toil." Indeed, it is not possible for anyone to create a life of absolute bliss for himself.
How then a person can become grateful and appreciative of Allah’s grace in the real sense?
The only way to be so is through patience. It is only when a man patiently endures worldly problems that it is possible for him to express his feeling of gratefulness to Allah. It is for this reason that the Qur’an associates gratefulness with patience. (31:31)Patience makes a person capable of finding a positive and successful solution to any problem. When someone explodes with anger while facing his adversary, he loses the faculty to respond effectively or to think of well-planned action. But when he applies patience and tolerance, he finds himself competent to make a rational move instead of an impulsive reaction. History testifies that one who acts on impulses and emotional reactions, invariably fails; and one who responds rationally, always succeeds.
Patience is undoubtedly the superior solution to all problems.
“And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As‑ Saabiroon (the patient)” (Qur'an-2:155)
“Only those who are patient shall receive their reward in full, without reckoning” (Qur'an-39:10)
Subhan'Allah w B'7ahmdihi!