Sunday, August 20, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 610
And who is more wrong than one who turns away from the signs of his Lord when reminded of them, and forgets what he has brought about by his own hands? [18: 57]
Hadith of the Day:
Do not abuse anyone.... do not look down upon any good work, and when you speak to your brother, show him a cheerful face. [Abu Dawud]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The key to increase in good is gratitude, and the key to victory is patience. [Imam al Mannawi]
Guidance of the Day:
Learning to Wait: The people who are most successful at living and loving are those who can learn to wait successfully. Not many people enjoy waiting or learning patience. Yet, waiting can be a powerful tool that will help us accomplish much good. We cannot always have what we want when we want it. For different reasons, what we want to do, have, be, or accomplish is not available to us now. But there are things we could not do or have today, no matter what, that we can have in the future. Today, we would make ourselves crazy trying to accomplish what will come naturally and with ease later.
We can trust that all is on schedule. Waiting time is not wasted time. Something is being worked out -- in us, in someone else, in the universe. We don't have to put our life on hold while we wait. We can direct our attention elsewhere; we can practice acceptance and gratitude in the interim; we can trust that we do have a life to live while we are waiting -- then we go about living it. Deal with your frustration and impatience, but learn how to wait. Often, in life, we can get what we want -- especially the desires of our heart -- if we can learn to wait. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no winds can ever erase it.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:18 PM