I’ve been a volunteer pretty much my whole life. I remember being quite young, maybe seven, when my mother began taking me with her to all sorts of events where she would be doing community work in our city in Pakistan. She did this with me over a number of years and my father was a huge supporter of her work as well. My parents and what they stood for are things I’m so proud of, Alhamdulillah. It was natural that I would follow in their footsteps. And so it has been for over 50 years.
Nowadays, I have shifted my focus more towards finding a balance of looking after myself whilst still being a part of the process of giving. I do this by looking for ease, yusra, in every situation, even something as minute as using a pen which flows smoothly, to enjoying nature at its most beautiful both here in the UK and abroad. Just looking out at our garden that Allah created, being mentally free, thereby raising my energy levels. I can also be inspired by a quote or energised by the company of others. There are so many ways each of us can feel that yusra and thereby raise our energy levels so that we are able to perform better, in our relationship with Allah and with people. Even a smile requires inner energy 🙂
Alhamdulillah I’ve dealt with plenty of tests in life and it’s had a big impact on my health, so restoring my inner energy is vital if I am to be of service to Allah as well as His people.