Organize the hours of this day,so that you make years out of minutes and months out of second. Seek forgiveness from your Lord, remember Him, prepare for the final parting from this world, and live today happily and at peace. Be content with your sustenance, your wife, your children, your work, your house, and your station in life. Live today free from sorrow, bother, anger, jealousy, and malice.
You must engrave onto your heart one phrase: Today is my only day. If you have eaten warm, fresh bread today, then what do yesterday's dry, rotten bread and tomorrow's anticipated bread matter?
If you are truthful with yourself and have a firm, solid resolve, you will undoubtedly convince yourself of the following: Today is my last day to live. When you achieve this attitude, you will profit from every moment of your day, by developing your personality, expanding your abilities, and purifying your deeds. Then you say to yourself:
Today I shall be refined in my speech and will utter neither evil speech nor obscenity. Also, I shall not backbite.
Today I shall organize my house and my office. They will not be disorderly and chaotic, but organized and neat.
Today I will be particular, about my bodily cleanliness and appearance. I will be meticulous in my neatness and balanced in my walk, talk and actions.
Today I will strive to be obedient to my Lord, pray in the best manner possible, do more voluntary acts of righteousness, recite Qur'an , and read beneficial books. I will plant goodness into my heart and and extract from it the roots of evil - such as pride, jealousy, and hypocrisy.
Today i will try to help others - to visit the sick, to attend a funeral, to guide the one who is lost, and to feed the hungry.I will stand side by side with the oppressed and the weak. I will pay respect to the scholar, be merciful to the young, and reverent to the old.
O past that has departed and is gone, I will not cry over you. You will not see me remembering you, not eve for a moment, because you have traveled away from me never to return.
O future, you are in the realm of the unseen, so I will not be obsessed by your dreams. I will not be preoccupied about what is to come because tomorrow is nothing and has not yet bee created.
'Today is my only day' is one of the most important statements in the dictionary of happiness, for those who desire to live life in its fullest splendor and brilliance.
-Dr. A'id al-Qarni, Don't be sad-