Saturday, February 04, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 460
And We have given you seven verses for repetition, and the great Recital. Don't stretch your eyes to what We have bestowed on some classes of them; but be liberal to the believers. [15: 87,88]
Hadith of the Day:
Complete prosperity is going to Paradise and salvation from the Fire. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The matters to do with this world are like pieces of glass doomed to be broken, while the lasting matters of the Hereafter have the value of flawless diamonds. [Badiuzzamzn Said Nursi]
Guidance of the Day:
Imagine yourself at your own funeral. This strategy is a little scary for some people but universally effective at reminding us of what's most important in our lives. When we look back on our lives, how many of us are going to be pleased at how uptight we were? Almost universally, when people look back on their lives while on their deathbed, they wish that their priorities had been quite different. With few exceptions, people wish they hadn't "sweated the small stuff" so much. Instead, they wish they had spent more time with the people and activities that they truly loved and less time worrying about aspects of life that, upon deeper examination, really don't matter all that much.
Imagining yourself at your own funeral allows you to look back at your life while you still have the chance to make some important changes. While it can be a little scary or painful, it's a good idea to consider your own death and, in the process, your life. Doing so will remind you of the kind of person you want to be and the priorities that are most important to you. You'll probably get a wake-up call that can be an excellent source of change. [Don't Sweat The Small Stuff]
Food for Thought:
Contentment is an unfailing treasure. It is a treasure of good living and ease of life, while greed is a mine of loss and abasement.
Posted by Zaki at 5:31 PM