Define love and friendship

I have subscribed to Aida's website for quite awhile now and I love the way she writes, the way she lives her life, the way she describe the places she's been to and the people she's met. Somehow it feels like I could relate to her on many things, it would definitely be an honor to get to meet her in person. I was heartbroken when I couldn't access her blog last month. Thankfully, she has since revived it and I am not embarrassed to admit that I have spent the last hour just browsing through her entries. They are meaningful, honest and down right sincere.

I am not as affected when people choose to leave anymore. I would rather pull my efforts together to learn and fully love for His sake towards the people who are in my life right now, at this very moment, instead of harping on the past. Because I have come to learn that loving someone for Allah’s sake might not necessarily mean only loving them when they are right in front of you, but you can also love them in secret, through your constant prayers for them, and without harbouring any ill feelings or judgements even after you have parted ways. Maybe that is what leaving each other for Allah’s sake means.

This paragraph in particular, spoke to me the loudest.

The past week has been an eye opener.

One moment, someone could mean the world to you and the next, they are a stranger all over again. Love to me, is not a term that can only be used for the person that you want to marry. It is such a complex word that I feel as though there are more than one word that sums up to describe the word "love" - like care, concern, worried, happiness, etc. Also, I am not someone who choose or filter company, but the people around me have always been the pleasant type. Alhamdulillah.