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Monday, July 02, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 878
God is the one who created you in weakness, then put strength after weakness, then put frailty and old age after strength. God creates what God wills, being the Omniscient, the All-Powerful. [30: 54]
Hadith of the Day:
As your appointed time of death follows you all through your life, so does your God-allotted sustenance. [Ibn Hibban]
Wise Quote of the Day:
People praise you for what they suppose is in you, but you must blame your soul for what you know is in you. [Ibn Ata'Allah]
Guidance of the Day:
Very often our old habits get in the way, and, to a certain extent, can prevent us from choosing happiness. These habits may manifest as eating too much, drinking too much, watching television instead of exercising, hanging out with the wrong crowd, or any number of behaviors that cause us to become a-lesser-version-of-ourselves. But they all begin as habits of the mind. If we want our lives to change, we must first examine and alter our mind habits.
The enemy of excellence is minimalism. One of the greatest obstacles to achieving our dreams, becoming the-best-version-of-ourselves, and embracing our destiny is minimalism. Consciously or unconsciously, the minimalist is always asking, "What is the least I can do?" Minimalism is a mind -set, a habit of the mind that can affect any area of our lives. The litany of the minimalist is never ending. What is the least I can do and still keep my job? What is the least I can do and still get reasonable grades in school? What is the least I can do to stay physically fit? What is the least I can do and still get to heaven? The minimalist wants the fruit of a certain toil but does not want to toil. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
To know what has to be done, then do it, comprises the whole of philosophy of practical life. The wise man does at once what the fool does finally. In putting off what one has to do, one runs the risk of never being able to do it. Procrastination is opportunity's assassin.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 10:56 AM
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