The last couple of days have been really hot here, and it's only May. Finland was even the hottest country of the whole Europe the other day. Still we got a little rain every day. The nature has really woken up, everything turned green within three days!
Yesterday I was cutting the fence bushes around our play ground. The kids were swinging and playing with the sand next to me. Suddenly the heavens burst! It started to rain so hard and we got soaking wet in a second. We were not happy about it.. But that got me thinking.. Again lol. I really do think a lot lately! (InshaAllah it's a good thing :P)
I don't like rain, I would call it bad weather, but still I must see it as a great blessing! There is many places in the world where it doesn't rain very often and those places don't have much chance to use ground water either, or it doesn't exist. (Groundwater makes up about twenty percent of the world's fresh water supply). In such areas they don't have lakes, rivers or ponds either. Freshwater is an important natural resource necessary for the survival of all ecosystems, and here I stand not liking the rain.. Finland is called The Land Of Thousand Lakes, and we don't have to worry about having freshwater to drink, we have more than enough alhamdulilah. And we shouldn't take it for granted.
Did you know?source
* Every day, 2 million tons of sewage and other effluents drain into the world’s waters.
* Every year, more people die from unsafe water than from all forms of violence, including war
* The most significant sources of water pollution are lack of inadequate treatment of human wastes and inadequately managed and treated industrial and agricultural wastes
* The quality of water necessary for each human use varies, as do the criteria used to assess water quality. For example, the highest standards of purity are required for drinking water, whereas it is acceptable for water used in some industrial processes to be of less quality.
Water quality is important, and we must be thankful for having freshwater to drink! Alhamdulilah!
It is God who sends forth the winds [of hope], so that they raise a cloud - whereupon He spreads it over the skies as He wills, and causes it to break up so that thou seest rain issue from within it: and as soon as He causes it to fall upon whomever He wills of His servants - lo! they rejoice, (30:48) Quran