For you, who grows too
Written by: Nadrah Mustafa
You hide your flaws too well, just like anybody would.
You fear the world will discover your inner most thoughts and feelings, and accuse you of being a fraud.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You wither away, feeling your worth slowly decline as well as your confidence. All these, while trying to compose yourself as you present yourself – presentable.
You smile. You nod. You sheepishly fade into the background.
Have heart, my dear.
Have you seen the flowers bloom? Even the seemingly insignificant tiny flower blooms, colouring the garden so well. Its presence is felt.
فَتَقَبَّلَهَا رَبُّهَا بِقَبُولٍ حَسَنٍ وَأَنْبَتَهَا نَبَاتًا حَسَنًا
Fataqabbalahā rabbuhā biqabūlin hasanin wa-ambatahā nabātan hasanā
So her Lord accepted her with a gracious acceptance, and made her grow in a worthy fashion (Sūrat Āli Imrān, No. 3, Āyat 37)
We grow. We bloom.