Keeping alive the Islamic tradition of scholarship, insight, and purification...one day at a time.
Thursday, January 19, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 444
We never destroyed a population that did not have a determined destiny. No people can go before its time, nor outlast it. [15: 4,5]
Hadith of the Day:
Pride is to disdain the truth and to treat others with contempt. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The one who has honor is the one who doesn't lose it by debasing oneself in sin. [Mohammad Ali Hakeem]
Guidance of the Day:
Often we allow ourselves to get all worked up about things that, upon closer examination, aren't that big a deal. We focus on little problems and concerns and blow them away out of proportion. A stranger, for example, might cut in front of us in traffic. Rather than let it go, and go on with our day, we convince ourselves that we are justified in our anger. We play out an imaginary confrontation in our mind. Many of us might even tell someone else about the incident later on rather than simply let it go.
Why not instead simply allow the driver to have his accident somewhere else? Try to have compassion for the person and remember how painful it is to be in such an enormous hurry. This way, we can maintain our own sense of well-being and avoid taking other people's problems personally.
There are many similar "small stuff" examples that occur every day in our lives. Whether we had to wait in line, listen to unfair criticism, or do the lion's share of the work, it pays enormous dividends if we learn not to worry about little things. So many people spend so much of their life energy "sweating the small stuff" that they completely lose touch with the magic and beauty of life. When you commit to working toward this goal you will find that you will have far more energy to be kindler and gentler. [Don't Sweat The Small Stuff....and it's all small stuff by Richard Carlson]
Food for Thought:
One who has health, has hope, and one who has hope, has everything.
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