Wednesday, March 29, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 509
One day We will raise up a witness from every people; then those who were ungrateful will not be heard, and not regarded with favor. [16: 84]
Hadith of the Day:
The one who holds on to my sunna when corruption spreads in my community shall have the reward of a martyr. [Tabrani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
You are determined to lose yourself in the baggage of this world, while the world is equally determined to remove you from itself. [Abu Bakr radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Live This Day as if It Were Your Last. It Might Be! When are you going to die? In fifty years, twenty, ten, five, today? Last time I checked, no one had told me. I often wonder, when listening to the news, did the person who died in the auto accident on his way home from work remember to tell his family how much he loved them? Did he live well? Did he love well? Perhaps the only thing that is certain is that he still had things in his "in basket" that weren't yet done.
The truth is none of us has any idea how long we have to live. Sadly, however, we act as if we're going to live forever. We postpone the things that, deep down, we know we want to do--telling the people we love how we care, spending time alone, writing a heartfelt letter, learning to meditate, becoming a better listener, and on and on. We come up with elaborate and sophisticated rationales to justify our actions, and end up spending most of our time and energy doing things that aren't all that important. We argue for our limitations, and they become our limitations.
I felt it appropriate to end this book by suggesting that you live each day as if it were your last on this earth. I suggest this not as a prescription to be reckless or to abandon your responsibilities, but to remind you of how precious life really is. Please don't forget the most basic strategy of all, Don't sweat the small stuff...and it's all small stuff! [Don't Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson]
Food for Thought:
Our days are the precious currency of our lives. The more we let go of people and things, the fewer obstacles we will have on our life's journey.
Posted by Zaki at 4:54 PM