Ayahs of the Day:
When the earth convulses in its shock and the earth unloads its burdens and man says, "What is the matter with it?'' That day it will relate its information, as your Lord has inspired it. That day humanity will go out separately, to be shown their works: then whoever has done a bit of good will see it, and whoever has done a bit of ill will see it. [99: 1 to 8]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever protects the honor of his brother in his absence, Allah protects his face from the fire on the Day of Judgment. [Tirmidhi]
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 it. [Ibn Ata'Allah]
Guidance of the Day:
Put things in Perspective: We're all so blessed to be alive, to be God's guests on this beautiful planet. Whether it takes us thirty minutes or forty-five minutes to get home from work need not interfere with our gratitude. If our kids are bickering, we can get all upset and let it ruin our day, or we can accept it as part of raising a family. If our homes aren't perfectly clean, we can feel defeated and worthless, or we can remember how fortunate we are to have a shelter to live in. If we can't afford the vacation we really want, we can feel victimized and sorry for ourselves, or we can plan a special adventure within our own budget.
I could probably go on for many pages, but the point is that our response is up to us. We can complain that life isn't perfect and wait for life to accommodate us with fewer demands, or we can put things in perspective and lighten up a little. If you're like most people, you've probably already tried the struggle approach to life. My suggestion is that we all strive to become a little more accepting of life and take it as it comes, put things in perspective. The more we're able to do so, the happier and less stressed we will become. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]
Food for Thought:
The future is not in the hands of fate, but in ours. The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm. If you would have a faithful servant, and the one that you like, serve yourself. There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self. He who would be well taken care of must take care of himself.
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