Being Thankful In Life!
What are you Thankful for in Life?
A Thanksgiving Day! Thanks for the Blessings!
It is a national holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States on the fourth Thursday of November. This time it fell on November 24 2016.
It was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks by Native Americans for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. The Pilgrims copied it and made it as their own!
Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well.
Setting aside time to give thanks for one’s blessings, along with holding feasts to celebrate a harvest, are both practices that long predate the European settlement of North America.
The event that Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. This feast lasted for three days, and—as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow — it was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. The New England Colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “Thanksgivings” — days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.
B Being Thankful In Life!
If you ask me – and truthfully, honestly, frankly and sincerely, I am thankful for a lot of things in life! Although I would want some things now more than ever before – like on my personal life and on my health – I am thankful to have –
· My family and relatives – my children and the grandchildren!
· The few friends I have!
- Being a True Muslim to my best of my abilities and following My Religion as best as I Can!
- And in trying to be near Allah SWT God Almighty as much as I can!
· A roof over my head even if it is a very old house needing much repairs and renovation!
· Can now walk on my own without assistance like before!
· The little things I have – even if I wished for more – but I remind myself that there are others far behind me and who would be ready anytime to change places with me!
· Getting my Pension Salary regularly from PDO – even though I would have wanted it to be more – because every month struggling to make ends meet – like all people – especially Pensioners now!
· Living in a peaceful stable secure place – after seeing all the things that are going wrong all around us now!
· My books I have published – which will keep my name going long after I am gone!
· And so many other things and aspects!
But truthfully, honestly, frankly and sincerely! I will not want to change myself with anyone! I am happy I came out as Majid (Arabic for Glory!) that I am now!
If I have my life all over again – I want again to be me! The same and only Majid Said Nasser Al Suleimany! Because I know deep in myself that I do care and feel for people! I am full of understanding, empathy, and kindness and caring! I do not want to hurt or pain anyway. I am I!
I always try to help people as best as I can – and if I cannot will say so politely kindly and emphatically – but I will not lie or tell lies – or say wrong (unkind) things!
If I have made a mistake or error of judgement – I am ready to forgive and forget! Those who hurt and pain me – whether purposefully or unknowingly inadvertently – I will tell them frankly! I will not keep it bottled in – and suffering in silence! I know this part is what makes me unpopular and being resented by others!
I will not want to change myself to anyone other – even if far Richer, Famous and or Powerful! Majid will be Majid always – under Allah SWT God Almighty Grace and Blessings! Ameen Amen
I try hard to avoid conflict and fights – and after 3 or 4 point outs – and still people after me – I come in charging! Like in a bull! Would I want to change this trait and habit – and suffer in silence? The answer is emphatically NO!
This is Me – and This is what I am! Will be till end of time! Majid will remain as Majid!
C My Epitaph!
Majid Epitaph (Legacy) – I Want to be Remembered!
A long time ago as a kid, I used to hear people talk about death and how they will go! I always wondered out aloud how I would go – if my turn came up next!
I always prayed that I would go sudden and people surprised he went away that fast! But I never want to cause trouble and inconveniences to others before I die – if I was to choose these things! But it is all in God Allah hands!
Anyway, I had this dream of ‘dying by starvation’ – I do not know what it meant! Was it going to be real as in the dream – or as a metaphor like liking to eat too much and getting fatter by day – and as now being diabetic case?
Or would it be like my late Father PBUH where he wanted food and water but was denied by The Doctors (they were using instead drips!) – because they needed to operate on his stomach – because there was a blockage in his small intestines – and till after the operation could be given food!
Anyway only God Allah SWT Knows these things best!
Sorry for a morbid subject!
Here lies a person who in all his life had acted and stood up for the rights of others – and to whatever extent and even harm and injury and damage to himself personally – and he went down that way!
Always wanting to do good things and help others as much as one could.
If he could not, he would be Truthful and offer instead kind words and support – and or offer advices to his best level always!
Where he could change things himself he did – otherwise he spoke out for Change. Always wanted to be fair, just, professional, principled, correct and ethical in all things he did.
He wants to be remembered that way only!
Please Pray for Him – when they tell you he is gone!
Message Received from Dr. Faris Al Hajri via Facebook!
[25/11, 22:25] to Majid Said Al Suleimany:
Many thanks to you dear Majid Al Suleiman, I read your article and has a very deep emotional story. I love the way you wrote for what you’re thankful correlating to all cultures in being always thankful for who you are and your achievements.
Keep Climbing the Endless Mountains of Life!
Your books & articles are of high values!
[25/11, 22:25] to Majid Said Al Suleimany:
My dear friend, never ever give up, i looked unto your marvelous awards, you’ve raised Oman’s flag to the world, keep up and you’ll see by yourself the day you eat the fruits of your success much beyond those from your ex-job. You’re an impressive writer but international figure. We all go through tough and painful moments, but the success would be beyond once you keep persevering.
Greetings from Ohio!
Dr. Faris Al Hajri in Facebook