The distance doesn’t matter,
Because I hold you in my heart,
I miss you, dearly,
And wish you the best time wherever you are,
Your voice, your face, your humor, and your smile,
The time will come when we meet again,
Before that, enjoy life and stay well.
Happy Chinese Valentine’s Day!
In a classroom, the teacher was telling students a story –
A couple finally made it in front of lifeboat during a marine peril. However, there was one space left in the boat. Suddenly, the man pulled the woman behind him and jumped onto the lifeboat. While the ship was sinking, the woman shouted to the man…
The teacher pulsed and asked students, “guess what did the woman say?”
Students replied with rage, “I hate you, I can’t believe I trusted you.”
The teacher noticed there was a student didn’t say a word, so he asked the student about his opinion, the student replied, “I think the woman shouted — please take good care of our children!”
The teacher was surprised, then asked, “have you heard the story already?”
The student shook his head and replied, “no, but before my mother passed away, that is what she said to my father.”
The teacher responded with emotions, “that, was exactly what the woman said.”
After the ship sank, the man return to home and raised his daughter by himself. After many years, the man passed away from illness, as his daughter sorting out the things he left behind, she found her father’s diary.
The truth was, while her parents were on the cruise ship, her mother was already very ill. At the crucial moment, her father went for the last chance to survive, in the diary, he wrote, “I want to sink into the ocean and stay with you forever, but I can’t. For our daughter, I must leave you rest in peace in the deep sea on your own.”
As the story finished, the classroom was in complete silence. The teacher knew that students already understood the meaning of the story – there is no clear line to separate the good and evil in this world, it is complicated, hence, we shouldn’t judge others merely by what we see on the surface.
People who are happy to pay for the bill at a meal, not because they have too much money, but because they value friendship more than money.
People who are willing to take on more tasks at work, not because they are foolish, but because they prefer being responsible.
People who apologize first after a fight, not necessary because they are at fault, but because they cherish the person more.
People who are happy to help you, not because they own you anything, but because they take you as a close friend.
People who contacts you often, not because they have no life, but because they care about you.
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The world is yours for the taking,
Believe in yourself,
The hardship will help you find yourself,
Don’t be afraid,
Remember the ones love you will always be there,
It is time,
“Uncertainty makes us fear,
The road ahead is unclear,
But don’t be scared,
I will be there,
I will be there.”
“I care for you so dearly and this is about as far as I can go,
Your happiness is all I ask for,
But soon, I know I will have to let you go,
Whatever your choice would be, I would support,
Let you go and let myself go…”
People grief differently, some very obvious while some choose to deal with it alone, in their very own way. Just because we don’t see it doesn’t mean one is not impacted by the tragedy.
Memories of the times we spent come often to my mind these days. I read the last conversations we had over and over again. We were making plans to meet up again. You told me that it’s a shame that I was living with you at your worst but I rather treasure the experience and you still was able to show your big heart in the moment that matters.
I can’t live to replace your place in the world. Your faith, your heart, and your royalty to friends are unrivaled. However, I would like to make a run for it. To be more open-minded, to help regardless my own bias and personal preference when others need. May you watch over me and be my witness.
On another note, additional personal goal for the year, I want to have better posture. The slouching needs go.
A moment of silence to honor a friend…
We tend to think there is a lot of time to make up for things, to chase the dream, to tell the people we love our feelings. However, none of us really have a clue when is the last moment. Often times, people ask each other the question “what would you do if you only have 24 hours left in your life?” At the end of the day, how many of us actually do what we said we would? I know I did not.
Time doesn’t wait for any of us… That is an eternal fact. I want to encourage everyone to live your life a little more positive, make time doing things you enjoy, spend time with people you love, and take steps towards your dream.
2014 started with this tragic event for me but I intend to live it up because I know that is the best way to honor my friend.