The following is a product review of the Clarity Journal by Ink & Tweed. They were gracious enough to give us a free copy to try out. The opinions in this post are that of the writer.
By Sadaf Hussain
A few years ago, I remember watching an Oprah Winfrey interview of her talking about keeping a daily gratitude journal. She would try and write a list of five things she was grateful for everyday. At one point, I tried to keep a gratitude journal also. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep up with it.
My Clarity Journal somewhat helped me get back into it. The Clarity journal is designed in such a way that you really don’t have to write a long entry. All you have to do is write a short sentence or two under each category. The journal starts off with a “dummy guide” and gives you some ideas of what you can write under each subtitle.
I remember keeping a daily diary most of my teen years. I would write an entry every night before bed. Writing my thoughts down helped me clear my head and I found it to be extremely therapeutic.
The day I started writing in my Clarity Journal, was one of those days that I felt like everything was going wrong. Fortunately, just writing a few sentences down on paper helped me relax and see things from a whole new perspective.
I remember my dad once giving me some advice that has always stuck with me… always say Allahumdulillah for everthing. When things go right, when things go wrong… say Allahumdulillah, as Allah SWT knows what is best for us.
Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “Allah is pleased with His slave who says: ‘Allahumdulillah (praise be to Allah)’ when he takes a morsel of food and drinks a draught of water.” – Riyad as-Salihin, Book 14, Hadith 1396
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