Ma-Salaams to everyone,
I, myself is very happy for this special month of Ramadan with its many blessings.
This is the time when I start my 'New Year's resolution'.
I read from Quran daily, other scriptures, and any self-teaching books as well.
I try to excersice patience, controlling my mouth, helping others, becoming more steadfast and apreciative of what the Creator has bless me.
When I fast, I gain more self discipline, am more quicker to steer from anything that is not good, and I tend to show more brotherly luv as well.
Believe it or not, I enjoy fasting. It stregthens my heart, make me less careless, and make me more dedicated to my life's work.
To the one who ask about observing Thanksgiving, my lil input, is typically Orthodox Muslims do not observe anything that doesnt come from any Islamic background; Ramadan or not I typically fast on day of Thanksgiiving anyways. That is how I show my thanks for being provided with food throughout the whole year, Alhamdiallah!
May Allah have mercy on this Ummah,
may he shower us with his blessings and luv,
may he elevate our status in this life and the next,
and may he grant us Peace
Ameen Ameen Ameen