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Monday, March 13, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 495
By God, We have sent messengers to peoples before you, but Satan made the latter's acts seem pleasing to them, so he is their patron today; and there is a painful penalty is store for them. [16: 64]
Hadith of the Day:
Be keen to pursue that which is beneficial to you, rely upon God for aid, and be not helpless. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Silence: The best remedy for anger. [Othman radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
When trying to be helpful, focus on little things. Mother Teresa once said, "We cannot do great things on this earth. We can only do little things with great love." Sometimes our grandiose plans to do great things at some later time interfere with our chances to do little things right now. There are hungry people in the streets, elderly people who can use some company, mothers who need help with their children, people who can't read, people who need to be listened to, and thousands and thousands of other little things that need to be done.
We can't change the world, but to make the world a brighter place we don't need to. All we really have to do is focus on those little acts of kindness, things we can do right now. If we focus on how little difference our acts of kindness really make in the scheme of things, surely we will end up frustrated--and will probably use our helplessness as an excuse to do nothing. If, however, we take great care in doing something--anything--we will feel the joy of giving and will help to make our world just a little bit brighter. [Don't Sweat The Small Stuff]
Food for Thought:
You are the creator of your thought, which means that in some metaphysical way, you're the creator of your life.
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