A Muslim man’s tweets have gone viral. Thankfully, it isn’t because they spark outrage. I admit, at first glance I let my prejudice get to me and I thought it would be a sad story. I am still working on this whole positive viewpoint thing to get over the way the internet has jaded me.
So the guy that sits next to me at work is an Israeli jew. He knows I'm a Muslim. Here are some things he's said to me just because I'm Muslim:— UMAR (@UMRPXV) November 11, 2018
Read on, you will be pleasantly surprised just as I was.
He brings in food for the team every couple weeks. A few weeks ago, he brought in doughnuts from Country Style. He looked at me and said, "don't worry, I double checked, they use vegetable oil when they make these so they're halal."— UMAR (@UMRPXV) November 11, 2018
A month into my employment, my work put us in a resort for a week for our semi-annual sales conference. The days are jam-packed with meetings and seminars. He sat with me at lunch and asked, "are they giving you time between sessions to do your prayers?"— UMAR (@UMRPXV) November 11, 2018
More recently, I had a headache and I asked him if he had painkillers. He had Advil Liquigels and said, "these are coated in gelatin I believe, so you can't have these." Then he gets up and goes to his jacket pocket and pulls out Tylenol saying, "these you can definitely have."— UMAR (@UMRPXV) November 11, 2018
He follows the thread with a beautiful prayer and a call for positive messages to be sent his way.
If you guys have any messages you'd like me to send him, kindly message me and I'll be sure they're passed on 😊— UMAR (@UMRPXV) November 12, 2018
What can you do to be more positive and uplifting today? Who can you reach out and be more hospitable towards? I’d love to hear your ideas.