A renowned scholar of recent times was Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saheb (Rahmatullahi Alayh). Hazrat Moulana paid special attention to aspects related to ettiquette and good mannerisms.
On one occasion a tailor approached Moulana and requested him for measurements in order that he may sew him a waistcoat. Moulana was seated at the time and experienced difficulty in standing up due to old age and physical ill health. Nevertheless Moulana stood up in order to hand over to the tailor the waistcoat he had on, to serve as a sample. But as he stood up he noticed his handkerchief in his waistcoat pocket. Instead of just throwing or dropping it down from that standing position, he chose to rather sit down again, remove that hankie, put it in its place and thereafter stood up and gave the tailor his waistcoat. He endured all this difficulty inspite of his extreme weakness only out of respect for the handkerchief which, though it may seem insignificant, it is nevertheless also the gift of Allah.
(Hayate Maseehul Ummat Rahmatullahi Alayh, pg. 152)
Lesson: Every bounty is from Allah Ta’ala and therefore deserves special appreciation and respect, no matter how insignificant it may seem. To throw the handkerchief onto the floor also appears as if one is “throwing away” the bounty of Allah Ta’ala. Therefore this is to be totally avoided.