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10 Daily Expectations Vs. Realities Of Fasting For Ramadan

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Reality: Your eyes are just barely open. You try to eat the quickest and easiest thing you can find before the sun starts to rise, and end up eating little. You should probably drink some water, but you really don’t feel like it.

Reality: Roll around in your PJs for the next few hours. What is this life, do you see a white light in the distance? Is it just me, or does Ramadan Kareem sound a lot like Krispy Kreme? OMG, donuts. Help. Food. Now. Please.

Reality: Grab anything edible insight. Everything and anything you have been craving all day. Cheetos? Yes. Samosas? Yes. Fruit? NO, move, get out of my way! Cookies? Yes!!! “MOMMMM, YOU ARE MAKING FOOD FOR IFTAR, RIGHT?!!”

Reality: You’ve been waiting for this moment. It’s here. You could eat a cow. Then why after a couple of bites, are you full?! What is this sorcery?!! You were pretty sure you were going to buy out the grocery store just 5 minutes ago.

Reality: Arrive at the Masjid, see people you know, but this is no time for chitchat. Stand for prayer. “My knees. My legs. Stay focused. Stay focused. OH THANK GOD, SUJOOD. Stay focused. I’m pretty sure someone farted up in here. STAY FOCUSED...

Repeat steps 1 through 10.

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But honestly, take advantage of this blessed month! We are almost half way done! You'll be back to your normal eating/sleeping schedule in no time. Stay strong my friends, stay strong!

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