Ayahs of the Day:
By the daybreak and ten nights and the even and the odd and the night when it passes: is there an oath in that for those of understanding? Haven't you seen how your Lord treated the 'Ad, of the pillared city Iram, the like of which was never made in any land; and the Thamud, who hollowed rock in the valley; and Pharaoh, Lord of stakes; the ones who were tyrannical in the lands and multiplied corruption therein, so your Lord poured a medley of punishment upon them; for your Lord is on the lookout. [89: 1 to 14]
Hadith of the Day:
Do not consider anything good insignificant, even meeting your brother with a happy face. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The worshippers of Allah do not worship in anyway better than avoiding what Allah has forbidden. [Hasan al-Basri]
Guidance of the Day:
Let go of your expectations. If ever there was a suggestion that was easier said than done, this would be it. Expectations are a part of life and seem to be ingrained into our thinking. However, if you ever lessen your expectations (even a little bit) about how things are supposed to be, and instead open your heart and acceptance to what is, you'll be well on your way to a calmer and much happier life.
The truth is, our expectations are responsible for a great deal of our grief and stress. We expect something to be a certain way or a person to behave in a certain way and it doesn't happen -- so we get upset, bothered, disappointed, and unhappy. Since life is rarely exactly the way we would like it to be, or the way we expect it should be, we end up spending a great deal of time let down or disappointed, constantly wishing life were different than it actually is. Then, rather than seeing our own part in the process, we continue to blame life and our circumstances for our stress and frustration. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]
Food for Thought:
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem. All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another.