Some things are extremely close to my heart…these could even be people I NEVER met but just had an occasional one on one chat with..or some people whom I did meet for a very short duration of time but they have already cemented a place in my heart..
And then there are some very specific things I hold on to..it could be a book, a very very old pencil, (yeah.. laugh..its okay.. :) ) or even certain incidents..
Given that I get emotionally attached to very very very few things in life..the ones I do hold on to are really close and personal..One of them being Productive Muslim..I dunno what’s with that website that drew me towards it…
It’s almost like my baby..the website goes down for some maintenance work.. I go down.. its kinda crazy sometimes. But that’s the way it is..
A few harsh words/comments on anyone’s post or article either on the website or their FB page pricks me from within..
[Oh btw I’m all open for positive and constructive criticism.. don’t get me wrong..all of us need an extra push to get us back on track and positive criticism works wonders in such cases..]
Even though I write for many websites in this huge world wide web, there’s something about Productive Muslim I have a very soft corner for..which is why I LOVE to associate myself with it..… its like an emotional magnet.
So then..like all the beautiful emails I recieve from the team..there was one very touching email I received a few days back..which read thus:
“Assalamo alykum Sr Nasmira,
We, at ProductiveMuslim, would like to take a moment to say “Thank you” for your admirable co-operation and partnership with us. You have been one of those remarkable and excellent people who have helped us move forward toward our goal and dream of one Productive Ummah. JazakAllah khair for sharing this vision with us.
We would like to mail you a “thank you note” to your address……
I went all “awww” first..then wondered if my articles were really even upto their standards for me to be getting a “thank you” note..and then I just let the whole feeling sink in…
And this is what I got a few days back: (did I say I love handwritten messages?)
To think of it.. I’ve been associated with ProM for just a year now..these little little stuff mean a lot to me..its that personal feeling of someone telling they appreciate and care that really stands out from superficial praises..
May Allah (swt) bless Productive Muslim <3