As I read My Favorite Wife written by Tony Parson - still haven't finish though - the story gave me a taste of how a married man handle his family. Then I started to imagine myself in that position.
I went back home again with many purpose in mind. First of all, my grandpa's birthday celebration, not to say we'll have a big party, but by visiting him to see how he's progressing. As far as I know, he's still at fine shape even though at his 76th already. As saying goes, "the further you went, the more you see", I love to listen to his experience, albeit some are not applicable in today's life, but the the moral of it suitable enough to influence your life.
Like an old true story from the middle east where Ali was a respectful leader to his people, i'm not sure it's in the fasting month which is obligatory or not or just 'sunat' fasting (sunat = not compulsory, can choose to do or not), but he and his whole family were fasting.
There were 3 days, the first day, by the time to break their fast, an orphan came knocking asking for food to eat, the food that he have are only enough to feed he and his family and for the next day's 'sahur' (start the fast of a day in the earliest of mornings), but Ali agreed to give all the food to the orphan and he and his family decide to break their fast with cold water.
The next day, Ali and his family sahur with cold water. By the time to break their fast, this time, a poor person and an old man came to him and ask for food to break the fast. Again, with the feel of guilt towards his family, but again his family agree to give the food to the poor person. Once again, they all break their fast and sahur the next day with cold water.
The next day, same thing happen to Ali and his family again, this time, a war prisoner was just been released and came to Ali to ask for food so that he could go back to his hometown. Again, his family agrees to offer food and they break their fast with cold water.
Well, this is not a complete true story, because there's few parts missing. Well, the story thought me patience, and be a more donor-loving person, as today's leaders, even some politicians only putting themselves ahead of their people, which led us to some injustice occurred to some people today. As Ramadhan fasting month is coming soon, it's time for Muslims to get prepared and I hope to have a wonderful and blessed Ramadhan as we might not get to see the next Ramadhan in the next year.
Fasting is not just for religious purposes only, its good for health too, you know.