Eid is a time of celebration and festivities. A time to get together with family and friends over good food and lots of gupshup.
However, for a lot of this is a stressful time as we fear the various taunts and comments targeted at our weight (like Goldilocks story it’s always too thin or too ‘heavy’, never just right), skin condition (too dark, too much makeup or too patchy), family situation (why still single, if married why haven’t you planned a family yet and if you already have a munna when’s the next one), and just about every personal question under the sun.
But is this really what Eid is all about?
I wrote a Facebook and Instagram Post About this and it Goes Something Like This:
Everyone faces their own challenges in life and in a world where we are increasingly talking about mental health, it’s important not to remind people of these when they are dressed in their best and out for a good time.
Kindness, tolerance, and patience, which are the key giveaways of Ramadan, start with our everyday interactions. So spread happiness this Eid and every day of the year. We are too blunt to pass judgments without considering how it may affect someone. My message advocates how we need to be kind towards others and realize how important empathy is.
This post went viral over-night and I was surprised when I woke up the next morning to see it everywhere. However, I do wish popular pages had not cropped out the watermark from my post and shared the post as their own. Intellectual property rights need to be respected!
I hope you enjoyed this post and have a great Eid!