Blog - November 28, 2017
Day 28: The November Happiness Challenge
Some people come into our lives, and no matter how short their stay is, they leave indelible marks.Some do wonderful things then leave due to different reasons. Some keep doing things to make us happy. Many times, some even go out of their way to make sure they put a smile on our face and so on. All these categories of people deserve our appreciation every time.
I met Olatoun in 2013. I had known of her before then, on social media but we weren’t friends. This year was when I was running my Masters program at the university of Ibadan and I was really keen on going back to MAdrasah (Arabic school). I started looking around for a suitable one and I also put it up on my social media. Coincidentally, she was searching for an Arabic school too and someone copied us on each other’s tweets. We then exchanged numbers and she mentioned that she had heard of one so we should go check it out.
We then met and visited the Madrasah together to make enquiries, after which we decided we would resume the following weekend. From the first day, you would think we had known each other since forever. We bonded very fast and that was the beginning of a very beautiful relationship.
I have some adjectives to describe her and they are:
I can go on and on but I believe you all have an idea of how much she means to me already. She is always ready to help and she has my back every time. She is that person who has accepted me just the way I am and has striven continuously to be the best friend ever. When I have problems and I need someone to talk to , you bet it’s her. Her non judgemental and always ready to help nature has endeared me to her very much and In sha Allah, we will still share the best moments together.
When she left Nigeria in 2013, I was very sad, as expected but Alhamdulilah we have kept in touch and she comes home every year. I was supposed to go visit her this year but couldn’t due to some circumstances beyond my control. I really am thankful for this wonderful lady Allah has blessed me with and I will never take the gift of her friendship for granted. Olatoun, this is a thank you note to you, to tell you I love you very much for Allah’s sake and I cherish everything that you are and that you do.
Thank you for listening to my fears and allaying them, thank you for always ready to listen to my rants, thank you for always making me feel better than I think I am, thanks for helping me to be a better Muslim, thank you for praying with me and encouraging me all the way. Thank you for sending me money all the time and for the very huge amount you just sent for my wedding ( I know you won’t want this but sister, I have to let everyone know how kind you are to me). Thanks for everything, Olatoun. May we enjoy the best in life together and congregate in Jannah In sha Allah. Hold on there baby girl, we are just getting started.
Thank you and Thank you again.
Today, I want us to reach out to that wonderful friend that is always there for us. Tell them a lot of thank yous and what they mean to you. Also, tell us in the comment section who this friend is and the reasons you feel that way about them. Tell us that wonderful thing or things they have done for you. Share with us. You may tag it, AppreciateYourFriendDay. Lol
I’ll be back. BOS