Thursday, July 26, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 900
And when surging waves cover them like canopies, they pray to God with sole devotion; some of them take a moderate course; and no one rejects Our signs but every treacherous ingrate. [31: 32]
Hadith of the Day:
Lying is a black smear on your character that will never wash away. You will pay for slander, hypocrisy, and lying with the tortures of the grave. [Ibn Hibban]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The scope of speech is so wide that there is no need to lie. [Ibn Sirin]
Guidance of the Day:
The vicious cycle exists in one way or another in the lives of each and every one of us. We get caught up in certain patterns of behavior that are self-destructive, a rhythm of life that does not attend to our legitimate needs, a lifestyle that does not enrich and fulfill us. How do we escape these vicious cycles? Little by little. Small victories are the key. If you decide to become a marathon runner, you don't go out and try to run a marathon straightaway. You start by running one mile a day, then two, three, five, and seven. Over time you build yourself up, and as you strengthen and develop, you extend the distances. Many victories are won before a marathon runner's first race.
These small victories build strength and confidence. The victory over twenty sit-ups builds strength, courage, and confidence to achieve the victory of doing thirty sit-ups the following week. Set goals that stretch you but do not break you. In the way that these small victories build strength, confidence, and courage in athletes, they can do the same for us in every area of our lives, whether in our professional work, our relationships, or our spiritual practices. That is the greatness of human spirit------making the unknown known, making the impossible possible. Small victories, one upon the other, are the making of every great champion. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]
Food for Thought:
The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become. Success seems to be a matter of hanging on while others have let go. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 11:37 AM