Pray when it hurts. When you are so down on your luck and you want someone to turn to. Pray when you are happy. When you finally got all that you wanted and even more. Pray when you are lost and confused. When you have no idea what’s right or wrong. Pray to fill in the spaces, the gaps. Pray constantly and fervently in search of peace of mind and stability.  

Roger that.

Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while such [trial] has not yet come to you as came to those who passed on before you? They were touched by poverty and hardship and were shaken until [even their] messenger and those who believed with him said,”When is the help of Allah?” Unquestionably, the help of Allah is near.

Surah Al-Baqarah (2:214)

Such a sound and timely reminder. I am tested, but am shaken, like some are? I think not.

As good a day as any to be grateful.

I tell everyone that would listen that I’d become a psychiatrist if my parents managed to convince me on the medical path.