It's Ramadhan again, which means here's a big fat excuse to sit with your family and loved ones and feast until you're a spitting image of Jack Black.
But today when we go back home and sit around the dinner table with the clan, we should take a moment and savor it.
How many more Ramadhans? How many more break-fasting evenings will we have before our parents are missing? Or one of your family and friends are no longer at their chairs?
And while we're at it, remember that some children are sitting at a canteen somewhere in an orphanage, with awful food and without a Mom and a Dad. And that's all happening right now, right when you are over throwing out food in the trash from excessive buying. Right when your parents are at their homes but you choose to not be with them anyway.
'Tis the season to be grateful. My resolution is to not sit around and feel sorry for those kids, but to get up and do something about it. Maybe I'll take an orphan child into my home someday (InsyaAllah, and hopefully I'll get a husband who's open to it as well :D ). But today, this month, I'm going to get my butt off the floor and figure out something. Maybe I'll donate food. Or just give money. A lot of people spend their lives talking about change, but never really doing anything to change it. So yep, my goal this month is to do something.
How about you?