Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
Ramadhan is over.
AlHamduliLlah for the month’s visitation and thrills.
As the Eid Al-Fitr mood persists, the discussion is on what we were caught doing.
Publications on Umm Sulaim’s Thoughts emphasize personal responsibility, so the significant question is: What did one catch self doing?
On numerous occasions, I had to remind myself we were Fasting.
You’d better not munch anything, I repeatedly cautioned myself.
And, I would smile that any mistaken munching is pardoned by Allah – Allah’s Rahmah (Mercy) for people as myself who forget just about everything!!!
I would forget my head if it were not on my neck and shoulders!!!!!!
My greatest concern was to remember I was Fasting after downloading a full plate of food!!!!!!
AlHamduliLlah that did not happen – the downloading part I mean!!!!
It does sharpen one’s self-discipline.
Being a woman, I, of course, experienced the monthly here-we-go course!!!!
I might be an old mama, but I am not that old!!!!
The here-we-go moment is especially alarming after almost a full day’s Fast and just minutes before Iftar, here-we-go arrives!!!!!
I did not experience that during Ramadhan. However, I might have silently prayed for the here-we-go to turn up after the day’s Fasting is over.
Here-we-go did arrive unpredictably, though in another format. The physiology of the old mama is becoming hectic.
I spent just as much time in the here-we-go state as I did Fasting!!!!!
After the shocking reality settled, I felt relief my Ramadhan was smooth sailing!!!!!!!
No weakness to contain!!!! No hunger to experience!!!!
How could there be weakness and hunger when here-we-go successfully knocked out Fasting!!!!!