Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Gaza on my mind, but no news watching for me

I'm going through what I'll call a personal challenge in life right now. In order to get through this personal challenge without further complication I'm not going to be socializing for the next week except with those that will be helping me. I'm going to minimize phone conversations and postpone errands.

Furthermore, I'm not going to watch the news or read reports. I'll continue to make duaa with every salat and to forward information on charity drives and protests to my sister and good friend in Jordan. I'll send my brief and heartfelt emails and messages to those I know with family in Gaza, but I have to stay focused on the task at hand. I consider this a sacrifice that I have to make since I would so much rather be an activist right now; I just can't.

4 comments:

KJ said...

It's hard on everyone, I guess a break from the news would do you good

suha said...

I will be sending you any info I get on donations and stuff in jordan.
I can relate to what you're doing. When the states invaded Iraq my dad didn't let us watch or listen to music for 3 months for moral support,which wasn't that big of a deal I was in high school at the time.

eshda3wa said...

hope it goes well

asoom said...

KJ, yea you can only take in so much at once

suha, thanks suha...I've been periodically checking the 7iber website for info to relay to my sister.

eshda3wa, thanks..it's going!