Friday, March 02, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 775
(And the servants of the Benevolent One) are those who never satisfy falsehood, and when they pass by folly they overlook it with dignity. And those who don't fall down deaf and blind before them when the signs of their Lord are mentioned to them; [25: 72,73]
Hadith of the Day:
The best of my people are those who fear Allah most, and who take the most care to follow His precepts. The best of all of are the righteous. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Renunciation is abandoning whatever diverts you from God. [Abu Sulayman Darami]
Guidance of the Day:
It's an inviolable law. And that's the nicest part about it: what you give, you also receive. One of the most important aspects of a loving relationship is gratitude to the other for the gifts he or she bestows. And this is a gratitude that must be acknowledged and must be spoken. It's vitally important to be constantly thanking other people for the loving things they do.
This act falls under the general category of Not Taking Anything for Granted: not taking life for granted, not taking other people for granted, but recognizing that every time someone presents you with an act of kindness, he or she has given you a gift. It's a simple process of acknowledgment; Ah, this is a gift, it didn't have to be. And then thanking the person for it. We need to stay alert to the fact that love itself is a gift. To receive it, we have to do something, like say, "Thanks." Simple Gifts, just because they are simple doesn't mean they are not valuable. [Handbook for the Heart]
Food for Thought:
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations. The commonest form, one of the most often neglected, and the safest opportunity for the average man to seize, is hard work.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 5:41 PM