6;AM the best hour of the day, or too close to your 3: AM bedtime?
6: AM is the best hour of the day for me, I woke up a few minutes after this morning to say my morning prayer, it is called “Fajr” in Arabic, since the sun rises after 7:30 AM in my neck of the woods, waking up at 6:AM is a perfect time for me. I get enough time to wash and get ready for prayer.
It takes twenty five minutes to complete my prayer which is still before sunrise, then I have plenty of time to eat breakfast, take a shower, get dressed and do my outside chores.
Today is a very gloomy Monday, rain has been falling since Friday today is not different, it’s also foggy, October is not looking so promising, there are a few days left for November to show its face, well I’m a bit concerned because November means snow anytime, shoveling or getting someone to do it for us is another headache I’m not looking forward to.
I sometimes wonder is it possible to fall asleep in the beginning of November and wake up in December? It’s probably the dumbest thought, but wouldn’t it be lovely?
Wait a minute we haven’t had “Halloween” yet how can I think of November and December? Sorry folks, “Happy Halloween, to you all, especially to all the children of the world, wishing you’d get bags and bags full of candy!”
In reason to believe, Bruce Springsteen sings, At the end of every hard-earned day, people find some reason to believe. What’s your reason to believe?
At the end of every difficult season I have reason to believe the next one is going to be better. Winter started early, every day I believed it will not last too long because it started early. December,January,February, March and even April did not spare us from the dreaded snow.
While nature was lashing its fury on us a section of the population was loving it,they were raising their price for clearing the snow, between nature and some people we were being squeezed out of our money pretty fast. Even then I thought this cannot last forever,there still is hope of better days,when the snow will find some other place to torment and leave us alone.
This is May 1st and I am not convinced snow has done its job and will not come back till December. The sun is shining today, let’s hope our cold winter is ready to move on and leave us to enjoy some much needed warm days. My reason to believe this is because we had too many days of cold weather and we deserve some good warm weather.
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I am thinking what is it I think is terribly unfair. There are quite a few in my head. One of them is fasting,our fasting month started in the month of July and continued till the first week in August. I have no trouble with it. But at the same time to fast from before sunrise to sunset in the month of July is where it gets kind of difficult. Depending on where you live it is over eighteen solid hours with no food or drink. We get the same credit as those who fast for much less time than us.It is all because of location.
The only way I can rectify is to move to a location where the days and nights are almost the same length. Moving out bag and baggage has its own predicament. It is not easy ,one has to consider the job prospects,housing,the location etc, I guess we have to be happy with our situation and wait for fasting season in December,when you only have to fast for about ten hours. It’s a massive cut!