Monthly Gratitude – February

February has been a bit of a tough month, full of colds for Bee and some general personal stress…..but there is still always something to be grateful for.


Bee has been struggling this month with colds and even had ‘Slapped Cheek Syndrome’….but alhamdulillah she recovered each time pretty quick and even managed to get second place at a karate competition even after being ill.

Karate trophy

I was also really pleased with the comments from her teachers at parents evening. They are pleased with her progress and she is working at the level she should be and they want to try to get her above those levels. I think she does need that push as she is a bright girl masha’Allah.

Hubby has been struggling with some health issues and although I am annoyed at how long it took to figure out what was wrong, I am grateful that they finally sent him for a scan and he’s on the medication he needs which should clear up the issue. (In sha Allah!)

Life in General

We finally had a meet up with some of the Muslimah Bloggers from the blogging community. Although it ended up a very small meet, the bloggers who were there had a lovely time and it was great to put faces to a few names. I dragged hubby along as the driver and I am grateful for him….that when I say I want to go meet up with friends he tags along for the drive and then leaves me to it…..he hardly ever says no alhamdulillah.

I am also grateful for my home in this cold weather. I have been feeling a bit ungrateful and restless in that I want a bigger house…..Yes my house might be small….and not in the best area……but at least we have a roof over our heads and a house to call our home. There are many out there on the streets while it is snowing or on the verge of losing their homes. There is laughter and love in our home and for that I am grateful.

Monthly gratitude




  1. March 8, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    If we just take some time to pause and reflect on the blessings, there is plenty to be grateful for. I can totally relate to the small house issue, I have also been contemplating on shifting to a bigger house but then again it ain’t easy to find a house that fits our budget and has preferred amenities too. So for now will focus on the positives and be grateful for all that we have.

  2. March 8, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Okay,I have no idea what slapped cheek syndrome is but I hope it’s not as bad as it sounds. Mashaa Allah, Hopefully we can organize another Meet up in the US 🙂

  3. March 9, 2018 / 1:36 am

    I have been happy In The Muslimah Bloggers community. Enjoying friendship like this is really fun.

    • March 9, 2018 / 11:29 am

      Alhamdulillah glad you are enjoying the community

  4. March 9, 2018 / 2:34 am

    Best wishes for your little one :). I would love to see some pictures from the bloggers get together.

    • March 9, 2018 / 11:29 am

      We only took a few of the food which is on my social media

  5. March 9, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    My wishes to Bee. It is lovely to meet our fellow bloggers. Meet the faces behind the names. Hope you had good time. Alhamdulillah for all the things we are blessed with.
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  6. March 9, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    Never heard about this syndrome.. Alhamdulillah that she recovered. 🙂 Congratulations on the achievement!

  7. March 9, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    It’s a good idea to take time out to remind ourselves of all the things we have to be grateful for instead of focusing on the things we don’t have.

  8. March 11, 2018 / 5:44 am

    Mashallah, I love the idea of writing a monthly gratitude post- really helps you stay focused on your blessings! It sounds like everything is going amazing for you and your family and I pray that Allah keeps you all happy!

  9. March 11, 2018 / 4:55 pm

    Practicing gratitude and staying happy is a choice and I’m constantly trying to work on it myself. Thank you for sharing!

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