I am currently taking a breather after an exhaustive 3 day of long hours - a day of preparations for 2 major events that took place yesterday and today. I should hit the sack by now having only slept for 10 hours.....combined in the last 3 days.
Anyway, a quick one on Friendship, that I feel like I want to share. (pssst, I know my kids loved to read the blog, especially Iman hence why I wrote this here :-)
On Monday, to prepare for the event on Tuesday, I have to stand in for our MD to personally discuss the event with our Guest of Honour, a Government Minister for 8 years now.
After the formalities, I recalled stories from my dad that he knew the Minister from their studying years in the UK in the 60's and I suggested to the Minister that he might know who my dad is. When I mentioned my dad's name, the Minister was so excited he told the PA to arrange a visit to see his old friend, since they would be around the area. The Minister told me he hadn't met my dad for maybe 10 years.
I called my dad immediately when I left the MInister's office to let him know of the plan. Early this morning, I received a call from my dad who sounded so excited, letting me know that the minister spent an hour at my dad's place. An hour of a Minister's time is precious, and I am so happy to bring joy to my dad.
Allah teaches us in mysterious ways. Here, I learned that friendship knows no boundaries:
No matter how high you go, never forget your comrades and whenever an opportunity comes to meet your buddies, grasp it and make full use of the time.
Now I need to sleep, and I'll sign off now.
Salaam friends, wherever you are. May Allah grants me opportunity to meet every one of you.
Jimi @ Pg Hj Azmi Razak