Monday, December 1, 2014

6 minutes a day | GTD


This very interesting article on China's old mosques contributes to my 6-minutes a day reading. 

Did you know 1.8% or 23 million of China's 1.3 billion citizens are Muslims?
There are about 100 mosques in China that were built before 1700,
out of a total of about 30,000 mosques in Central and Northern China.
Check out: Saudi Aramco World magazine - Nov/Dec 2014 issue 

Reading for six minutes is the minimum daily target, if you want to reduce stress. A study conducted by the Uni of Essex showed a reduction of 68% in stress level if you were to read for at least 6 minutes a day. I hope reading one posting on this bog which I reckon would take you only half a minute could help you achieve that minimum requirement, hence reduce your stress level just a wee bit.    

Alhamdulillah, thank God for simple little joy and healing we could get from reading.

It's Decemberrrrrr folks! Alhamdulillah, we have come to the last month of the Gregorian calendar. Alhamdulillah for each and every little inspirations that have come our way in 2014 - like being regular in drinking 1 litre of green tea in a day. I am a GTD, I have become a Green Tea Drinker, yes! There are plenty of health benefits of drinking green tea. Its best attribute according to the experts is catechin. And it can make you smarter. That's the best part, is it not? 

[Note: This message is especially aimed at my nieces/nephews. Shafiqah,  I know you keep scoring full marks in Maths, so imagine the wonders of becoming a GTD?]

Apparently, GTD also stands for Getting Things Done - which is an all year round good habit to have.

Until then, enjoy December : )

This blogger endorses this 1-litre flask by Thermos.
A happy GTD, she has become.

On a serious note: Habib Umar bin Hafiz in the inroduction of his tausiyah at Masjid Sultan in Singapore on 11 Nov 2014 said:
"No morsel of food
and no sip of water
enter anyone's mouth
except that it is by Allah's will."

So let us thank God for every bite and for every sip. 
Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah.

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