Tip of the day on Being More Positive with a verse form Al-Quran:
Day 7: Share The Gift Of Kindness
Allah s.w.t. says in Surah Al-i-Imran, verse 92:
﴾لَن تَنَالُوا الْبِرَّ حَتَّىٰ تُنفِقُوا مِمَّا تُحِبُّونَ ۚ وَمَا تُنفِقُوا مِن شَيْءٍ فَإِنَّ اللَّـهَ بِهِ عَلِيمٌ ﴿٩٢
Never will you attain the good [reward] until you spend [in the way of Allah] from that which you love. And whatever you spend – indeed, Allah is Knowing of it. (92)
We all heard the phrase that says: “What goes around comes around.”
If we want positivity we need to give away positivity. If we want to receive goodness we must give others goodness. When we are kind to others, life is kind to us.
Rasulullah s.a.w. in many hadiths taught us to be good and kind to others, because this help spread positivity. And everybody needs positivity.
Spreading positivity is not limited to giving money or material things. Spreading positivity is also by teaching something beneficial, sharing knowledge, smile, helping others and so many other acts of kindness
The moment we choose to live life with positivity we must know that there are so many options available when it comes to choosing a positive act of kindness we can do.
The verse above teaches us the condition of being positive. True positivity (good reward) will only be attain once we give away (or spend away) what we love the most. In a hadith, Rasulullah s.a.w. taught us that part of faith is love to see others receive what we love to receive for ourselves. And we can see that the companions are excellent in applying this in their life.
Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How Of Happiness, has been researching different techniques and strategies to increase happiness. Not surprisingly, one of the successful happiness boosters is performing acts of kindness, such as volunteering for a charity, opening the door for someone, feeding the homeless, or taking your elderly neighbor grocery shopping. Lyubomirsky has found that by engaging in five acts of kindness in a single day (the impact is more powerful if performed in one day rather than spreading five acts over five days) participants in her studies experience a measurable boost in happiness.
Make today day of kindness and engage in five acts of kindness. Some acts your will be able schedule and plan while other acts can be more spontaneous. The key is to perform five acts in one day.
Today make a list of five acts of kindness you can do in one day!
Have a more positive day filled with kindness!
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