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time not going back...31

My friend is leaving to Nicaragua through The Peace Corps for over two years. She used to live here in NE but moved to Cali for work. We talk to each other over texts.

When she comes to visit, we catch up where we left off. When she leaves, texts are frequent. But as time passes, the length of time stretches between messages. Out of sight, out of mind. Until she comes to visit again. We have been spending a lot of time together the past few weeks before heads off to Her mission. And so many times, I catch myself promising I would do a better job of texting this time.

Then I remember she won't be here to receive them. •That regret I felt upon the realization. I had so much time to share with her, to ask her, to show her. And now there is no going back.

She was there the whole time! It's same with iman, isn't it?

We listen to a lecture, read a book, or attend a convention and it's so inspiring and motivational and... here I go, I will change this, I will stick to that, Thank you Allah for this, I'm sorry Allah for that...

Then two days pass and take the buzz with them. That's fine! That's fine! Let the buzz pass. But please, please don't let 'out of sight, out of mind' stop you from thinking of Allah! His presence is so silent and invisible. He may be out of your sight, but your mind... fill your mind.. fill your mind -consciously - with Allah. Because the day will surely come when you WILL say you wish you did it when He was there... the whole time. 🌷Umeda


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