By changing nothing, nothing changes.
Today, on the last day of this blessed month, something weird happened … a lot of wrong things.
I was impatient … I procrastinated … I rushed … I was annoyed … I disregarded others … it was seriously a weird day.
I say weird because of the sheer irony.
After 29 days of trying to be a better person than I was before Ramadan, and after 29 days of recognizing my weaknesses with plans in place for how to deal with them after Ramadan…
Here I was on the last day doing THE THINGS I SAID I WOULD NOT DO AFTER RAMADAN!!!!!!
Then a dear friend reminded me that that in itself was a blessing.
As difficult as it was, I started to see that … I started to see that it was god’s way, within the blessed month, to reiterate the changes I need to make in my life.
… patience, priority, gentleness.
God was, is and will always be merciful.
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