Assalamu Alaykum Lovelies,

Sorry I’ve been MIA tons of things have been going down on my end. Some exciting things but also some really sad news.

Todays post is about the importance of having good companions.

Yesterday morning at 6:00am I found out that an acquaintance of mine from high school was found dead by her grandparents due to a drug overdose. She was only 24 years old. Suban’Allah

To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return.

A mutual friend that we have, that actually introduced us, introduced her to the drugs. Peer pressure is real. Addiction is real. When you hang around bad influences on a daily basis you’re going to pick up on their bad habits. When you hang around good company you’re going to pick up and adapt their good habits. It’s unfortunate that S had to pick up on T’s bad habits and it ended up with death at such a young age. S was a good girl. She had her head on her shoulders. She was working. She was doing good for herself. It didn’t help that her boyfriend was slanging but like I said earlier, when you’re involved with bad influences and their friends your going to meet some not so nice people.

I really can’t stress how important it is to have a good group of good friends around you. Actually, the less friends you have the better and I’m sure you can all agree to that but even a few positive friends who have their head on right who will only lift you up and not bring you down.

There’s a quote that I love,

“show me who your friends are and I’ll show you who you are”

I leave you with some advice my dear readers.

Think about this the next time you get invited to go out with your friends, or even the next time your children go out with their friends. Be an involved parent. Meet your children friends and their parents. Don’t turn a blind eye just because your children say they are nice. I know the teenagers of this day and age will probably roll their eyes and say “mom, Sally is amazing and just because she does drugs or hangs with boys or smokes cigs doesn’t mean that I’m going to do it.” Don’t underestimate the power of peer pressure!

Until my next post,

Umm Johar

 

 

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