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Moaning, not appreciating

While studying the story about Moosa AS in our weekly halqa, I came across this ayah from the Quran on showing gratitude: And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.' " (14:7) We discussed what the Shaykh had taught us in a course on "Discourses from the Quran" that we attended in London a few years ago and we remembered how he had mentioned that gratitude is something you ARE and LIVE, not just DO. So through your actions you are grateful, not just doing a ritual for a few minutes when you feel like it, thinking your gratitude action is done for the day (or week or month!). I started thinking about being grateful and  made me realise that you can't be grateful and complain at the same time. Go on, try it! So every minute we spend complaining, it's taking us away from focusing on all that's good and counting our blessings. Rather we are l