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Thursday, July 27, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 589
And they say, "Glory to our Lord! Behold--the promise of our Lord is fulfilled!" They fall on their faces weeping, and it increases their humility. [17: 108,109]
Hadith of the Day:
A person's spiritual practice is only as good as that of his close friends; so consider well whom you befriend. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
For the intimate friends of Allah nothing in the world is more difficult than keeping the ego under control. [Shaykh al Junayd]
Guidance of the Day:
Gratitude: Say thank you, until you mean it. Thank God for everyone and everything sent your way. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It turns problems into gifts, failures into successes, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. It can turn existence into a real life, and disconnected situations into important and beneficial lessons.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Gratitude makes things right. Gratitude turns negative energy into positive. There is no situation or circumstance so small or large that it is not susceptible to gratitude's power. We can start with who we are and what we have today, apply gratitude, then let it work its magic. Say thank you, until you mean it. If you say it long enough, you will believe it. Try to shine the transforming light of gratitude on all the circumstances of your life. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
If we can't do anything about the circumstance, we can change our attitude. We have been given a miraculous key to life. It is important to be purposeful than happy, and more important to be happy than rich.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:21 PM
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