Arif-billah Dr Abdul Hayy Arifi (Allah have mercy on him) said,
‘Whenever you get a thought of a good action immediately supplicate (dua) to Allah for facilitation in doing it. By doing so a good action is already initiated.
Then be thankful on making this dua. This is a second good action.
Furthermore, as it has been promised (in Holy Quran) this thankfulness will, inshaAallah, lead to increase in good actions.’
Sawanih wa talemaat Hazrat Arifi ra, page 469