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Last month, when Glenn Ford was released from prison for a crime he didn’t commit, the state of Louisiana “gave him a $20 debit card for his troubles.” That, plus the four cents he had left in his prison account, was all he had.
How do you build up the material accumulations of a lifetime overnight? How do you do it with no money? Where do you even begin?
Ford’s friend John Thompson had a clever idea: Do what millions of Americans do when they are hoping that other people will buy them a whole bunch of stuff. Build an Amazon registry.
The Amazon Wish List is here.
Read the whole piece here.
Just bought this dude something off his wishlist. You should too.
In this moment, I just realized that this is my new motto and AHS Coven meant for this line to be encouraging.
I don’t normally put up personal post in here. A pile of documents are waiting to be attended by the side of my work table right now.
I’m in a strange place of feeling the contentment of life and counting ways to maximise my life. I’m torn in between. I’d like to think that I am doing something with my life and not with just some temporary happiness.
and so I have decided to leave this professional career to pursue the uncertainty.
du’a. I certainly need your du’a, all of you.
– Unknown (via pnko)
The Man with the Best Manners
The virtues of good manners are seen in various hadiths, which points to good character that is pleasing to Allah and His messenger.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) reminded that:
"The most beloved of Allah’s servants to Allah are those with the best manners." (Al-Bukhari)