First share of April

Melanie, our gracious host of SYW, has asked us these questions this week;

QUESTIONS

Are you more productive at night or in the morning? Do you think it’s possible to change and get used to another schedule?

I’m a morning person. I like getting up early and tackling my to-do list. Sleeping in last makes me feel like I’m chasing my tail the whole day. I only relax when I’ve done all my chores, read all the pending blogs, and written my posts for the day.

I guess I can change my routine if HAVE to but I’m sure I won’t be happy doing it in the reverse.

What’s the biggest vehicle you’ve driven? If you don’t drive, what’s the biggest vehicle you’ve ridden in?

I’m not a keen driver and prefer to be driven. So the biggest can I’ve driven would be my husband’s new Altis (Corrolla). The biggest vehicle I was driven in would be the luxury coach traveling between Islamabad and Lahore. I loved traveling by bus but Covid put a stop to it. In fact, the pandemic has adversely affected the service.

What songs would be played on a loop in hell? (Suspend disbelief for this one, it’s cool not to believe in Hell, but let’s use our imaginations to answer. Of course one can always skip the questions they find odd too. And yes, I took into account that individual tastes will influence individual choices.)

Any song played constantly on the loop will drive the already damned souls mad, and up the wall! Will there be walls in hell?

(Deep and chewy philosophical question): What does it mean to be a person? What constitutes “personhood?” (there may be some diverse opinions, but we’re all mature adults in here, so be respectful of others please).

Any and every human is a person. A person who possesses a good heart is good, while a bad person is devoid of good feelings towards their fellow humans.

GRATITUDE SECTION (Always Optional)

How were your spirits (mood) over the past week?

The past week was the last one before Ramadan. It was hectic because I wanted to be well prepared for this holy month. With month-long fasting, I like to have my home in order, sheets changed, and all stuff spick and span. So it was a “ get everything done” week. But I’m glad I’ve done it and now I can relax, concentrate on reading Quran daily, and be peaceful, and try to catch up with my sleep.

Some pics from a place we visited
Tiny pansies!

Thank you Melanie for these lovely questions.

#Keepitalive

#SYW

63 thoughts on “First share of April

  1. What brilliant flowers! I’m guessing Ramadan is like a prolonged version of Yom Kippur. You can’t wish someone a “happy” Yom Kippur. More like “May God write your name in the list for resurrection.” I think that will have to do for this too, though I am unsure of how the resurrection thing works for Muslims. Frankly, it’s pretty vague for Jews, too 🙂

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    1. Ramadan is the eighth month of Islamic calendar. We fast for the entire month, from pre-dawn to sunset. We wish each other a blessed Ramadan. Thanks for your kind wishes

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  2. Thanks Sadje for Sharing Your World! Blessed Ramadan. 🙏🏻 I was with Marilyn, I didn’t know the proper term for wishing you well during this sacred time. That must be a great test of faith. My religion fasts from Saturday night to Sunday once a month, followed by a special meeting where members are encouraged to share their testimonies. Sadly enough (to me anyway), the focus is not on their faith or their relationship with God, but more about travelogues (before Covid), who had a grandbaby and frankly trivial things. I know those things bring joy and so forth, but to me personally? A testimony ought to be about praise for faith and for God’s goodness in blessing His children. And aren’t I judgey though! It’s just my preference and I realize everyone worships (sorry atheists who are reading) in their own way. I think your month sounds lovely, reflection, scripture, rest and being focused on God. What a glorious thing! ❤ Have a wonderful week and thanks for the great answers! 🙂

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    1. Many thanks dear friend! Yes, this is a month of rejuvenation of faith. Fasting is tough but also gives us incentive to be good. To avoid all sins like lying, gossiping, being angry and abstain from bad language. It’s truly a blessing.
      The sharing of testimonials sounds like a wonderful idea. You’re right that the talk should focus on how religion is making people stronger. But talking about joyful things is good too. Makes people count their blessings. Lots of love and hugs

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  3. I am not an early riser, but I do like to get chores done in the late morning and early afternoon. For the most part, I was in good spirits. I didn’t get enough exercise, so I did have some laziness happening.
    The pictures are spectacular!

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  4. Lovely pansies–and all the flowers! Interesting that you’re preparing for a religious holiday, as I am too–next week is Holy Week for Christians, very meaningful (and emotional for me). Thanks so much for sharing with us–it’s fun getting to know more about you 🙂 As to the first question, I’m a card-carrying Night Owl! I don’t like getting up early–and even if I’m tired around dusk, I come alive about 10pm 🙂

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      1. Oh thank you, I will indeed ❤ I'm intrigued that religious occasions are overlapping this year–is that a rare occurrence? Please enlighten me…I want to learn more and don't have endless time for research.

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