Monday, September 10, 2007

Some thing to share..

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't anymore. No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute." Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say "I love you."

So while we have it, it's best we love it and care for it and fix it when it's broken?­and heal it when it's sick. This is true for marriage...and old cars?­and children with bad report cards and dogs with bad hips and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a classmate we grew up with. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special, and so we keep them close!

I was thinking...I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back, you would be amazed at what those three little words and a smile can do.

And just in case GOD calls me home ?­I LOVE YA!!! I'm so glad you're my FRIEND! And a part of my life!

Live today to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised.

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others."
~ Pericles


ruby ahmad said...

Hi Nightwing,

I feel a tad sentimental right now and this post touched some tender spots in my heart. You have expressed your thoughts so beautifully here.

You said, ...' and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said'...Gosh you took those words right out off my mouth and am working at them. Wow! Like you were reading my mind.

Thank you for this post. Touched.

nyonyapenang said...

Hi Nightwing,

Thanks so much for the reminder. Ya...we need reminders like this ever so often.
"Yesterday is a cancelled cheque,
Tomorrow is a promissory note,
TODAY is cash in hand."

U.Lee said...

Hello Nightwings, nice post. I have seen, know, heard and experienced re your post.
1/ People who are too busy with work, family whatever. It is always easy to say, "I have no time".
Then suddenly hears of a good friend passing away, someone they never had time to say 'hello' past few years, comes to the funeral, tells the bereaved wife or husband, "please let me know if I can do anything for you".
Or, never contacting a friend past 18 years, not one New Year card, not even a postcard, or a phonecall, or returning a call, it being 'out of sight, out of mind', then decides to go on a holiday to London with the family, sudddenly remembers this friend and phones, sends letters every few days. How come? Elementary. Free lodging.
Then when they return home, the 'friend' will be forgotten again. Not even a 'thank you card.
2/ Relatives who somehow forget your existence. There have been many cases of people who migrated and no contact from their relatives.
This is a true story. A young 21 year old girl born of immigrant parents in a North American country wins the BIG ONE, a $30 Million lottery jackpot.
Within days she receives phone calls, followed by letters from relatives whom she had never seen before. One aunty wrote, "uncle and I have always thought and talked about you". They have never seen her.
Yes Nightwings, friendship and love is now, today, not when its too late or if there's '$millions'.
I love my wife everyday like I just fell in love with her yesterday. Never a day passes without my holding her hand and saying 'I love you'. Because one day it might be too late, for one of us.
Keep well, Nightwings. UL.
ps, whats your handicap? 3?

Nightwing said...

Ruby Ahmad, am glad you like the post. Sorry, i did not write it. It was from an email from friends (a while back). But i keep a copy in my computer.

Sorry, should have wrote, got it from an email.

Usually when the wordings is in italic (in my blog), not my writing. But i am glad you like it.

Nightwing said...

Hello Nyonyapenang, ya sometimes when we are too busy with our work, we left out the little little things in our lives. Which is more important than anything we ever do.


Nightwing said...

Uncle Lee, that is true. My dad makes it a point to be there for mother's day, father's day, me and my siblings matter how busy he is.

Even if only spend half and hour or 1 hour he will be there, then he will be off to other functions.

Don;t know how people can be like that, only remember the person when the 'need' arises.

You wife very lucky to have you. And thanks to your stories, will learn a thing or two from you. 'How to be a gentlement'..hehe. handicap at the moment is 20. The best i had was 17, 2 years ago...then long time did not play or only play social golf.