More like just one major takeaway.
If I were to learn something from this year’s Eid is that we should never forget our aunties and uncles.
As we grow older, as we slowly become adults, we shouldn’t forget that aside our parents, our aunties and uncles are also getting older.
My dad told my brothers and I to always “jangan lupa pakcik dan makcik” or don’t forget about your aunties and uncles. Even though some of them might have their own children, we shouldn’t forget to visit them during Eid. I guess it is because we would always want to maintain the ties of blood and it shouldn’t be something that should be easily broken.
Furthermore, it is to maintain the strong relationship that our parents have built with them. As the saying goes, blood is thicker than water.
Also, one of my aunt whispered into my ear to not forget her especially so since she doesn’t have any children to take care of her when she’s older. It moved my heart when she said that. I truly worry about her when she becomes older. I wonder how she’ll be like and who will attend to her needs.
Even though they are not your direct family, it is still important to care for them. Don’t destroy relationships for nothing especially one that’s forged from blood.
InsyaAllah I will maintain such relationships.