While flipping through a magazine many years back, I came across an article of a family celebrating Christmas and their home decorations. There was an image of drawstring bags attached to thin rope strung around the dining table. It hit me that I should do that for Ramadan. I had the intention to create a drawstring bag advent calendar for Jenin. I had all the materials and supplies but never got around to it.
Every year Ramadan would come and go and I still had never created any advent calendar of sorts. This year, I’m not necessarily giving up on the dream, but I’m making it a bit easier on myself so I can stop being so hard on myself for never achieving that goal. This year, I went with a bucket list. Not even 30 items. I wasn’t trying to overdo it and wear myself out. Just a reasonable amount of reasonable tasks. Surely another tradition I wish to continue.
On our list:
- Suhoor cinnamon rolls
- Bake Ramadan cookies
- Create a Ramadan craft with friends
- Invite a family over for Iftar
- Visit a family for Iftar
- Memorize a new Surah
- Create a paper mache masjid
- Pray taraweeh
- Feed the poor
- Thankful mobile
- Memorize a new hadeeth
- Stargazing with hot chocolate
- Attend Jummah
- Memorize a new du’a
- Help during a community Iftar
- Donate to a charity
- Wrap Eid gifts
- Bake Eid cookies
- Eid morning cinnamon rolls
If I knew anything about creating printables, I would have created one and shared it here with you all. I simply typed this up in Word and printed it on patterned printer paper.
What’s on your Ramadan bucket list?