Happy Eid!

Happy Eid!

Wednesday, July 6th is probably going to be Eid al-Fitr for most of the world, at least it is in my town. It all depends on the moon so it can vary from region to region. Eid al-Fitr occurs the day after the last day of fasting (the month of Ramadan). It is supposed to be a celebration of sorts for making it through the 30 days of fasting.

Ramadan and Eid have a strong focus around charity; reminding us to take care of those that are less fortunate than us. Therefore, we give a lot to charity not only throughout the month but especially on Eid. Of course, it’s also a big family day, we get together, eat and celebrate resulting in me being on a sugar high throughout the whole day.

Eid is also when my social anxiety goes through the roof since the house is constantly full of people coming to visit and eat with us, even the neighbors join the fun. I’m usually hiding in my closet, for some peace and quiet, by the end of the day. I can’t complain though because the day is always full of so much love, laughter and cherished memories.

Every year however, the chaos around the world weighs so heavy on the joyous days. This week alone there have been attacks in Bangladesh, Baghdad, Istanbul and Medina. During such an important and charitable month to have these monsters attack people that are just living their lives and not doing anyone any harm, is just so heartbreaking. It seems like every day the world just seems to be getting more and more difficult to live in. I hope that all of you are safe this Eid and, even if you don’t celebrate it, you have a safe and wonderful day with your family and friends.

Resolutions

Now that it has been 6 months of 2016, I wanted to go back to my first post this year where I shared a list of 10 resolutions and I asked you guys to take my challenge and complete at least a few of them, so I’m asking, have you done any yet? Are you interested in doing them? I’m going to share a short summary of the list, but click over to my January, 2, 2016 post for the detailed list:

  1. Watch at least 2 of the 12 talks listed on the TED Talks to inspire New Year’s Resolutions page.
  2. Try a mesh head and wear it for at least 24 hours.
  3. Vote! and encourage some of your social media friends to vote.
  4. Donate and/or Volunteer – If you are not sure where to start, Give.org and VolunteerMatch.org are great websites.
  5. Start a meme!
  6. Comment on a blog that you never have before.
  7. Reconnect with old friends in RL, SL or social media.
  8. Explore Second Life – look for places in the Destination Guide or my Explore Second Life flickr group.
  9. Give thanks –  take a moment and let the Lindens know that you appreciate the work they do and the platform they provide.
  10. Start a daily mantra for yourself – this is a mantra I try to say to myself every day:

I have pretty much done all of these except #7, but hopefully within the next 6 months I will get to that one too. Have you guys done any of these yet and do you plan to? I hope so! Let me know in the comments!

Happy Eid! <3

Credits:
Shape: StrawberrySingh.com Zara Shape by Strawberry Singh
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Helena V4.9 by Catwa Clip
*Skin Applier: Glam Affair Gabriela by Aida Ewing (@ Gacha Garden)
*Mesh Hand: SLink Casual by Siddean Munro
*Outfit: Salt & Pepper Diamond by xxSaltandPepperxx (@ Gacha Guardians)
Rings: {FORMANAILS} – OPALIS-SILVER – SLINK Casual by Ivi Bing

Strawberry

Strawberry has been a Second Life Resident since 2007 and a Linden Lab employee since 2019.

14 thoughts on “Happy Eid!

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  • July 5, 2016 at 9:24 pm
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    I did (2) … and bought several mesh heads..
    I did (6) … yours
    I did (8) … only to find 3 of 5 the TP links I tried in the the Destination Guide to be dead and the other 2 were cardboard texture towns with a couple of chairs to sit on lols.

  • July 5, 2016 at 9:32 pm
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    Happy Eid al-Fitr, mine beloved friend. May Allah bring you and your family joy, prosperity, laughter and wisdom for this new year.

  • July 5, 2016 at 9:42 pm
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    Happy Eid Berry!

  • July 6, 2016 at 7:43 am
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    Happy Eid Berry! I’ve worked my way through 5 of them and have been having fun doing it. It will be interesting to see how many of us can finish the list by the end of the year. I’m in favour of continuing.

  • July 6, 2016 at 8:08 am
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    Happy Eid!

    I’m not muslim but, I do respect my lovely friends who are.
    Where are you from, Berry?

    Have a nice day.
    Flor

  • July 6, 2016 at 9:05 am
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    Ah, Strawberry! Happy Eid-al-Fitr! I hope for many blessings for you and yours in the year ahead; may it be filled with joy and goodness!

    As for the challenges…I am working on them. At the moment, I am trying mesh heads. It was truly a challenge at first, but with some help from friends and guidance from creators, I am meeting with success. Not sure which I will wear first, but soon we shall know. Than you for the information and encouragement!

  • July 6, 2016 at 10:26 am
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    Oh, mercy! A TYPO! (“Than you”????) Of course, I meant “Thank you!”
    Another challenge for me this year: not being a perfectionist and worrying so much when I make a mistake.
    (The mistakes will come easily…the worrying, well, I’m working on it!)
    Perhaps I would do better en français. So…merci, Berry!
    M

  • July 6, 2016 at 3:07 pm
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    Where are you from? You speak english.

  • July 6, 2016 at 4:05 pm
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    Happy Eid, Berry and a peaceful time full of love 🙂

  • July 7, 2016 at 10:42 pm
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    Thank you all so much! It was a wonderful day with my family and friends.

    Flor and Ron, I live in Florida.

  • July 11, 2016 at 2:57 am
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    I hope you had a wonderful Eid! Thank you so very much for this blog – I’m a new player, and all your advice has been a godsend. You’ve made a huge difference in my game

  • July 27, 2016 at 10:34 pm
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    you live in Florida but yet you celebrate ramadan and etc? your muslim?

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