Thursday, July 06, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 570
And when adversity befalls you at sea, whoever you pray to other than God vanishes, forgotten. Yet when God delivers you onto dry land, you turn away; man is most ungrateful. [17: 67]
Hadith of the Day:
God loves a servant who when performing a task does so skillfully. [Bayhaqi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The one to whom small calamities seem large, will certainly be afflicted by truly large calamities. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
Setting Our Own Course: We are powerless over other people's expectations of us. We cannot control what others want, what they expect, or what they want us to do and be. We can control how we respond to other people's expectations. During the course of any day, people may make demands on our time, talents, money, and emotions. We do not have to say yes to every request. We do not have to feel guilty if we say no. And we do not have to allow the barrage of demands to control the course of our life.
We do not have to spend our life reacting to others and to the course they would prefer we took with our life.We can set boundaries, firm limits on how far we shall go with others. We can trust and listen to others. We can trust and listen to ourselves. We can set goals and direction for our life. We can place value on ourselves. We can own our power with people.
Buy some time. Think about what you want. Consider how responding to another's needs will affect the course of your life. We live our own life by not letting other people, their expectations, and their demands control the course of our life. We can let them have their demands and expectations; we can allow them to have their feelings. We can own our power to choose the path that is right for us (as a believer). [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
Often, one of our biggest questions is "What's going to happen?' Things will work out, if we let them. If we must focus on the future other than to plan, all we need to do is affirm that it will be good.
Posted by Zaki at 9:36 AM