Day 670: Formula for life

Dear Allah,

Ya Allah, is there a formula for life? Does everybody have to live the same kind of life? Are there different formulas for each person’s lives? What is involved in each equation? Are some formulas better than others?

My friends are from different backgrounds religions and cultures etc. Some of their circumstances were such that they can’t live without certain luxuries because they never had it before. They’ve had to share all their lives so they don’t want to share anymore.

I have a friend who grew up in a small house where she slept in her parents bedroom until she was 18. When she got older, she ended up leaving her country with her husband moving to New York working, divorcing and never remarrying. She never had any children.

Talk about an unorthodox life. Aren’t we supposed grow up in normal house where we have our own bedroom? Then go to college, get a job, get married, and have a family? Isn’t that the cookie-cutter formula for life we’re all supposed to have? What’s the right formula for life?

Formula for life.

Thank you,

SH