Welcome aboard to Fantasy Airlines! My world of impeccability and flawlessness! Here the skies are blue, the seas are green, and the sun is shining down with full zeal. The flowers are blooming and there are fairies dancing and enjoying in the exquisite panorama. Calming music from my earpiece allowed me to escape into ecstasy…
My “Fantasy Airlines” crashed when two small hands thumped on the windowpane of my car, and made me ogle in fright to the possessor of that scrawny and undersized hand. Another beggar.
I wonder what if the tables were turned and we were to experience this destitution..?
What if you were deprived of all of your luxuries and sumptuousness? No iPods, laptops, posh mobile sets, internet, profligate wardrobes and the list goes on.
What if you were physically disabled? You can’t see, feel, hear or speak. Maybe you have a missing organ.
What if you were mentally retarded? No one would be able to understand you and vice versa!
What if the biggest problem of your life is not the grade you get in your exams but how to earn enough to buy yourself a meal?
What if you were illiterate? Unable to read or even write your own name!
What if you lost members of your family or friends, to bomb attacks or floods?
What if you were an animal whose life is even more erratic than man itself? Oppressed, caged and exploited!
What would you do then?
Engulfed in our own pursuits, we fail to remember to take a moment in time to Thank GOD for all the blessings we have. Someone rightly said that the best way to realize the importance of something is to imagine what it would be like when it’s gone. Take some time out to thank ALLAH Almighty for each and everything you have and you are now. It was never, nor would it be ever, difficult for God to make your condition the same as that beggar, or any other poverty-stricken person. Gods’ infinite liberality will always exceed all of our wishes and thoughts!