Day by Day – January 19

January 19

The wild flowers, though they appear fragile, small and delicate but not at all. They are durable, can withstand rain and wind. We, too, in the same way, let us not fold by adversity and decide: “Whatever happens, I will never give up!”

Daisaku Ikeda.

January 19

IN faith, things do not just happen automatically. Our prayers are answered only if they are accompanied by tenacious and steadfast efforts. Without ninety-nine percent efforts, there can be no victory.

Daisaku Ikeda.

January 19

Mugwort that grows in the midst of hemp, or a snake inside a tube [will as a matter of course become straight], and those who associate with people of good character will consequently become upright in heart, deed, and word.

(The Bodies and Minds of Ordinary Beings. WND pg 1128)

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