Tip of the day on Being More Positive with a verse form Al-Quran:

Day 3: Make The Day Brighter With More Smiles And Laughter

Allah s.w.t. says in Surah Yunus, verse 58:

( قُلْ بِفَضْلِ اللَّـهِ وَبِرَحْمَتِهِ فَبِذَٰلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِّمَّا يَجْمَعُونَ ﴿٥٨

Say, “In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy – in that, let them rejoice! (be happy!); it is better than what they accumulate.” (58)
Surah 10:58.

I still remember the day I heard this verse when I was still a student at Al-Azhar in Egypt. When the lecturer shared this verse it changed my whole world. It taught me to be happy! I finally have the answer to the question: “Does Allah wants us to be happy?” and the answer is: “Of Course! He even commanded it in the verse above! Of course Allah wants us to be happy!”

And Rasullah s.a.w. taught us that giving smile to others is an act of charity! This indicates that Rasullah s.a.w. taught us not only to be happy with ourselves but also wants us to spread happiness and positivity. Be that agent of positivity and happiness that you can be to yourself and towards others.

They say that children laugh about 400 times a day, while adult laugh only about 25 times. Perhaps we need to be more like children and smile and laugh more, especially if we have them around us at home, at work, or at school. Research shows that smiling gives us the following benefits:

1. produces more serotonin in your brain (makes you more positive)
2. and laughter reduces stress,
3. increases your immune system,
4. and causes your body to release “feel good” endorphins.

Today I want to encourage you to find enough humor in your life to make you laugh and smile at least for 10-minutes.

Have a brighter and more wonderful day!
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