At the End of the Workday

By Yohanna Abdullah



It is almost the end of the work day and work week and I am still typing away on my magenta Acer lap top. I usually leave it in the office for I hate to lug this heavy brain around. Makes me think how ingenious it is for God to design our brain such that we hardly feel its weight as we move around and do a billion things with our bodies every second.

The end of the day always gives me a sad feeling as I had passed one whole morning and one whole afternoon by. Did I use the time fruitfully or did I fritter it away? And soon the light dissipates and darkness follows suit after the sun sets. In the Islamic way, a new day begins at Maghrib or sunset. We don’t wait for midnight to bid welcome to a new day.

Still as night is for sleep and the day proper begins at Subuh or sunrise, a new day starts as we wake up and do our duties and chores and preparation for work.I am working tomorrow morning conducting Peers’ Support Group Meeting at Club HEAL @ Marsiling. In the afternoon there is a talk at Woman of the World meet-up where our President Dr Radiah Salim will give a talk.

It is not easy for me to give talks lately for I have not the mood for sharing. When I am an open book, I read out the words with happiness and energy but when I am a closed book I am wary to share. Anyway, I believe caring is sharing and caring is giving.

And no matter the mood, we have a duty to share the truth. Only the truth can shake the world and allow people to make changes for the better. Let’s rock the boat.


Yohanna Abdullah is a writer and editor for Club HEAL. She has published four books for Club HEAL. She enjoys creative expression and she looks at life with wonder and love. She is a passionate mental health advocate. She is also a loving mother of two.

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