Ramadan 20: Keeping the Line Open

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? ~Stephen Levine

We have relationships at different levels. We have spouses, children, family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and then there are those who are long-lost.

It is those ‘lost’ and ‘broken’ relationships that matter in life though since one cannot truly believe and be a good person if they are happy to let broken relationships go on for long, and lucky is the one who starts first.

The truth of the matter is that broken relationships rarely happen consciously. They usually start from an argument or a misunderstanding, then two people do not talk for a week, then a month, then a year and before we know it, ten or more years go by making it hard to mend any relationships. However, what we found is that these relationships don’t need to be ‘mended’, they simply need to be reconnected, as in, one just needs to keep the line of communication open even if two people do not want to go back to how their relationship was prior to that.

We found that Ramadan and the two Eids are perfect opportunities for people to ensure that all relationships continue to have an open line … no need to mend anything, it takes just one ‘hello’ to mend hearts and then let time and god do the rest even if the ‘hello’ has to be done more than once, like everything else, one must keep trying.

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