Today, my hands helped me press snooze on my alarm. They helped me take ablution for prayers. They helped me eat so that I can have the energy and nutrition for a healthy body. My eyes —although they need glasses—helped me read an interesting book. They helped me navigate to the bathroom, to my workplace. Today, my untoned arms hugged my little brother. They helped me carry my bags to work. Today, my mouth helped me consume food. Being a lover of food, I enjoyed the mixture of flavours in my meals. Can you imagine how dull our meals would be had we not been able to taste? Had we not been able to feel the different textures of our food? Can you imagine not being able to feel how smooth and fluffy our beds are after a long, hard day at work? Imagine not being able to dance to our favourite song whenever it comes up on radio, imagine not being able to HEAR music. Imagine not being able to talk, laugh or tell someone about your day because you couldn't speak. How awful it'd be to not be able to smell your favourite scent. I for one, love the smell of roses, ylang ylang and hot chocolate.
Thing is, we may complain about how we look. We may look in the mirror and wish we had it all: a slim body, clear skin and stunning facial features. But I've learnt that a perfect body is one that is
. Do you know someone who's ill? Who's bed ridden? Who's confined in the hospital? Do you know what they'd do to trade bodies with you?
No doubt about it, We have made man and woman in the best of forms. (Surah At-Tin: 4)
Certain people can point out 'your flaws' but be grateful that your 'imperfect' body helped you live today. Not everyone has the privilege to live normally and enjoy all the things that you take for granted on a daily basis. If people can't accept how you look then they're just shallow.