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Tuesday, June 26, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 873
And among the signs of God is sending you the winds as heralds, to let you taste of divine mercy, and so ships may sail by divine direction, and so you may seek from the divine bounty, so that you may be thankful. [30: 46]
Hadith of the Day:
Thankfulness is to realize that all you receive is given; to value what you receive; to express your gratefulness to the one who gave. [Ahmad]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Be not secure from God's deception, though you see a hundred good fortunes. If you imagine certainty, rub your eyes. For God's deception is so swift that your spirit, even if terrestrial, may perceive itself as celestial. [Mawlana Rumi]
Guidance of the Day:
Our conception of happiness is often fatally flawed by the belief that fun equals happiness. I am not suggesting you should spend your life avoiding fun. Fun is an important part of a healthy and happy life. But fun for the fun's sake rarely leads to any type of lasting happiness. The challenge is to learn to have fun doing the things that matter most. Fun increases our happiness when it is infused into those activities that help us become the-best-version-of-ourselves.
Your ability to experience happiness will be limited only by your ability to grasp the meaning and purpose of your life. In every decision, we choose happiness or misery. When we choose to become the-best-version-of-ourselves we choose happiness, and when we choose by default to become a-second-rate-version-of-ourselves we choose misery. There is only one question: Will what you are about to do help you become the-best-version-of-yourself? If the answer to that question is "Yes," do it without hesitation. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
There is so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it ill behooves any of us
To find fault with the rest of us.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:10 AM
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