A very old neighbor of my grandmothers moved away, and bought a new house, she insisted that we come over and see the house, so I went with my mother, and was awfully surprised, MashaALLAH ta'ala her house was really nice, but there was something bothering me. It was like FULL! She decorated so much, that she herself was really worried and tensed that where should we have our guests sit, She was asking my mother for advice, and really she said this so many times like she was REALLY worried. I was a little confused as there's nothing to worry about, just have them sit anywhere, and who said to decorate so much that you don’t know where to seat your guests. I don’t know how many people go over their house,
الدنيا دار الممر لا دار المقر
("Dunya is a place which will be passed by, not everlasting") You know like a hallway, you don’t live there all your life, but you just pass by, from one place to another. That’s how the dunya is, no one shall live in it forever, but people will come and go, its like a hallway.
Ibn Umar narrates: one day I was with the Messenger of Allah (Sal Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam). He then turned to me, held my shoulders with both of his blessed hands, and said: "Be in this life like a stranger or a traveler." And whenever Ibn Umar narrated this to his students he would add: "If you reach the evening, do not await (to be alive) by dawn, And if you reach dawn, do not await (to be alive) by evening. Take advantage of your Health before you fall sick. And take advantage of your life, before you die." - Bukhari The Prophet - Sal Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam - said, "What have I got to do with the material world. The example of the material world and I is that of a traveler. Traveling in the afternoon heat, he stopped to rest under the shade of a tree for some moments. Then, he rose and left it." - Tirmidhi