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Submitters Perspective

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Strategy For An UPbeat Day

Wake Up…Appreciate God’s blessings. Everyday is filled with gifts of opportunity from God.

This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalms 118:24

Therefore, you shall glorify God when you retire at night, and when you rise in the morning. - Quran 30:17

Perk Up…Be ready and willing to do God’s work.

Their sides readily forsake their beds, in order to worship their Lord, out of reverence and hope, and from our provisions to them, they give. – Quran 32:16

Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. – Psalms 34:14

Look Up…What God has to say in His scripture.

Read, in the name of your Lord, who created. – Quran 96:1

Seek from the book of the Lord, and read… – Isaiah 34:16

Reach Up...Trust God and His guidance.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your

ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path. – Proverbs 3:5-6
…When guidance comes to you from Me, those who follow My guidance will have no fear, nor will they grieve. – Quran 2:38

Stand Up...To be counted among the honorable and upright.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. – Psalms 84:11

O my son, you shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat). You shall advocate righteousness and forbid evil, and remain steadfast in the face of adversity. These are the most honorable traits. – Quran 31:17

Dress Up…In first-rate attire. Be in a righteous frame of mind.

O children of Adam, we have provided you with garments to cover your bodies, as well as for luxury. But the best garment is the garment of righteousness. These are some of God's signs, that they may take heed. – Quran 7:26

I will rejoice greatly in the Lord, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness… – Isaiah 61:10

Gear Up…With God’s protection.

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. – Psalms 18:2

When the devil whispers to you any whisper, seek refuge in God; He is Hearer, Omniscient. – Quran 7:200

Give Up…Any stingy ways.

The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered. – Proverbs 11:25

[The righteous] who give to charity during the good times, as well as the bad times. They are suppressors of anger, and pardoners of the people. God loves the charitable. – Quran 3:134

Build Up…Your soul through good works.

But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; – Matthew 6:20

Whoever disbelieves, disbelieves to the detriment of his own soul, while those who lead a righteous life, do so to strengthen and develop their own souls. – Quran 30:44

Shut Up…And think before speaking. Control the human nature in order to maintain righteousness.

Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. – Psalms 34:13

The worshipers of the Most Gracious are those who tread the earth gently, and when the ignorant speak to them, they only utter peace. – Quran 25:63

Cheer Up…Others. What goes around comes around.

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. – Proverbs 16:24

Kind words and compassion are better than a charity that is followed by insult. God is Rich, Clement. – Quran 2:263

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