Monday, August 20, 2007

LESSON OF THE DAY 915

Ayahs of the Day:
Among the believers are men who have been true to what they promised God; and some of them have given their lives, while some are waiting; and they have never changed, so that God may reward the truthful for their truthfulness, and punish the hypocrites, if God wills, or relent toward them: for God is very forgiving, most merciful. [33: 23,24]

Hadith of the Day:
It is not within the character of a believer to curse, to damn, to speak or act improperly. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Humble and modest people are highly regarded by the created and the Creator. Haughty and self-conceited people, who belittle others and are arrogant, are always disliked by the created and punished by the Creator. [Fethullah Gulen]

Guidance of the Day:
Fear holds us back. We refuse to look in the mirror, not always physically, but emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. We are scared of what we will find. So we think and talk of only our good qualities and achievements, but in doing so, we shun some of life's most rewarding and fulfilling lessons. If only we would take a good look at each of the major areas of our being each day, we would discover our dreams, hopes, needs, desires, talents, and potential. If only we knew what we needed, we would be very wise indeed. But so often we refuse to look at anything but our strengths and desires. Weakness and need are much more valuable companions and teachers.

Each day take some time to make a daily personal assessment. Ask yourself the difficult questions. Try to discover what makes you feel good about yourself and what makes you happy----not momentary pleasures, but the true pleasures of life, which taste better and better as each day passes. The things of this world compete for our allegiance. To be true to yourself, you must form an allegiance with the things of this world only inasmuch as they lead you toward your completion, fulfillment, and perfection-----to become the-best-version-of-yourself. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]

Food for Thought:
There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. Any body can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding the opportunity in change. Growing older is mandatory, growing up is optional.

2 comments:

irving said...

How right the food for thought is. A valuable lesson :)

Ya Haqq!

UmmUmar said...

May Allah(swt)make us from those who strive to 'change', do better, 'grow up'... Aameen!!!