I hope it isn’t too late to wish you guys a Selamat Hari Raya! My Syawal has been pretty cool, I hope it’s the same for you.
First things first, I would like to use the opportunity to extend my apology to each and every one of you. I know I have my flaws and shortcomings. To err is human, but to forgive is divine. Alexander Pope said that.
He also said that “the greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man’s own eyes when they look upon his own person” – I think this time around it’s wise for us to reflect on how we have carried ourselves throughout the year.
And maybe, just maybe, this Raya another person we should include in our forgiveness list is ourselves.
Don’t be too hard on yourself, it will just give you unnecessary stress and that doesn’t help. Whether it be learning, working, or relationships. It’s time to look back and give meaning to it all. Put all that you learnt during Ramadan to work!
May you find your bliss and light this Raya!