When people ask how you are, praise Allah and smile.
Some beautiful words from Sheikh Abu Ishaq al-Huwayni.
Don’t let anyone see you, except that you are happy. Let them always see your smile and if things get difficult, the Quran is your Paradise.
If loneliness starts to hurt, send your supplications through the heavens. When people ask how you are, praise Allah and smile.
When you see an ant on the sidewalk, avoid stepping on it, seeking therein the Face of Allah; for perhaps He will have mercy on you as you had mercy on it. Remember that the ant glorifies Allah, so don’t cut of it’s glorifying by killing it.
When you pass by a bird drinking from a pond, don’t go so near so as to scare it, and seek therein the Face of Allah; perhaps He will spare you being terrified on the Day when the hearts will reach the throats.
When a cat gets in your way on the road, avoid running it over, and seek therein the Face of Allah; perhaps Allah will save you from an evil end.
When you are tempted to throw away left over food, let your intention be that some creatures (animals) will eat it (and place it somewhere they can get to it), seeking therein the Face of Allah; perhaps Allah will send you provisions through means you never imagined.
Remember, do good no matter how insignificant it may seem to you, for you never know which good deed will be the reason for you entering Paradise.
If you wish to share this, do so with a good intention, for perhaps Allah will relieve a distress of yours from the distresses of this world and the Hereafter.