Key to path is gratitude. In each moment there is shukr. Each moment has a hukm. The response to obedience is thankfulness. The response to disobedience is repentance. The response to affliction is patience. The response to fulfillment is being thankful. Try and hold on to shukr. And find your friends. If find a few likeminded companions, meet weekly to be with each other and read the Shamail. Don’t wait till the next program.
Shaykh Abdul Hadi Honerkamp, Closing Session, Rihla 2008 (Madinah)