Tuesday, June 06, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 567
When We said to the angels; "Bow to Adam," they bowed, except Iblis the desperate one, who said, "What? Shall I bow to one you've made from clay?" He said, "Do you see this one whom You have honored over me? If You let me stay until the Day of Resurrection, I will bring his descendants into subjection, except for a few." [17: 61,62]
Hadith of the Day:
The servants God loves most are those most sincere with God's servants. [Ahmad]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Self satisfaction is a sure sign of lacking intellect. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
New Beginnings: Resentments are the blocks that hold us back from loving ourselves and others. Resentments do not punish the other person; they punish us. They become barriers to feeling good and enjoying life. They prevent us from being in harmony with the world. Resentments are hardened chunks of anger. They loosen up and dissolve with forgiveness and letting go.
Letting go of resentments does not mean we allow the other person to do anything to us that he or she wants. It means we accept what happened in the past, and we set boundaries for the future. We can let go of resentments and still have boundaries!
We try to see the good in the person, or the good that ultimately evolved from whatever incident we feel resentful about. We try to see our part. Then we put the incident to rest. Praying for those we resent helps. Asking God to take our resentments from us helps too. What better way to begin a day than by clearing the slate of the past, and entering this one free of resentments. [The Language of Letting go]
Food for Thought:
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of a hole is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up!
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 6:06 PM