Friday, August 25, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 615
Say, "Even if the ocean were ink for the words of my Lord, the ocean would be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, even if we brought an equal amount to help." [18: 109]
Hadith of the Day:
Supplication is the essence of worship. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Overcome yours egos that you may be saved from the snares that devoured kings and paupers alike. [Abdul Qadir Jilani]
Guidance of the Day:
Discipline: Children need discipline to feel secure; so do adults.
Discipline means understanding there are logical consequences to our behavior. Discipline means taking responsibility for our behavior and the consequences.
Discipline means learning to wait for what we want.
Discipline means being able to work for and toward what we want.
Discipline means learning and practicing new behaviors.
Discipline means being where we need to be, when we need to be there, despite our feelings.
Discipline is the day-to-day performing of tasks, whether these be recovery behaviors or washing the dishes.
Discipline involves trusting that our goals will be reached though we cannot see them.
Discipline can be grueling. We may feel afraid, confused, uncertain. Later, we will see the purpose. But this clarity of sight usually does not come during the time of discipline. We may not even believe we're moving forward.
But we are.
The task at hand during times of discipline is simple: listen, trust, and obey. Learn to surrender to discipline and know that as a result of discipline and learning, something important will work out. [The Language of Letting Go]
Food for Thought:
Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again--this is the brave and happy life.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:31 PM