Eid is a time when we get a little melodramatic. It's for the right reason though - we are simply grateful. We are thankful for all the wonderful people in our lives, our loved ones especially our mother. As we watched her worked her aged hands, cooking, washing and more cooking, we tried to count the amount of good deeds recorded through her hands. Subhanallah!
It made us think, what good deeds (or the lack of it) have our hands performed. Are we doing enough? We know a friend in London, a surgeon who uses his strong hands to operate knees. We know of many friends around the globe who constantly work on their tasbeeh. We know our sisters as mothers and wives, work their hands tirelessly. And we keep telling the children, you can score straight A's in school, act cool whatever, but you are nothing if you have not been cleaning the toilet, it's as simple as that. Our hands were made for working all sorts of work. So let's do a lot more - give, feed, heal, care, soothe, clean, write, pray, help, hug...you name it. All these acts are in fact blessings we could do, thanks to the Hands of the One and only Giver. Let us be more grateful this Eid and do more.