1. The Quran teaches that being thankful benefits YOU:
“…Whoever gives thanks benefits his own soul…” (Holy Quran 31:12)
2. The Quran encourages us to focus on the good:
When the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) experienced the tragic death of another child, Allah (swt) sent down a Quranic verse to console him with positivity:
“Indeed, We have granted you (O Muhammad), Al-Kawthar (a grand river in Paradise).” (108:1)
The Prophet (pbuh) was encouraged to focus on the positive during an immense loss.
3. The Quran teaches that problems are opportunities to learn:
The point of our growth in this world is to reflect and learn wisdom:
“It is He Who created you from dust, then from a drop of fluid, then from a tiny clinging form, then He brought you forth as infants, then He allowed you to reach maturity…so that you may reflect.” (40:67)
4. The Quran teaches you to look for the best in yourself, because Allah (swt) looks for the best in you:
“To whoever, male or female, does good deeds and has faith, We shall give a good life and reward them according to the best of their actions.” (16:97)
Allah (swt) will reward us according to the best of our deeds.
Focus on your positive qualities; nobody is perfect.
Let us follow the Holy Quran’s advice to be thankful, focus on the good, learn from experiences, and look for the best in ourselves.