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Hold on or give up?

Reader’s Digest Asia posted this photo on its Facebook page:

The caption says, “In reply, my friend told me, “I held on so long, only to give up in the end so that I would remember the lesson learned.” Dear friends, what do you think?”

This is my answer:
It depends on what you are holding on though. If it is something you want to achieve/reach, holding on may not be enough, you have to give it your best shot. If you fail once give it another try. Hold on ’til the end for every sunrise gives you an opportunity to get your heart’s desire. If what you are holding on to, however, is a person or a relationship, it’s not a question of whether to hold on or let go I guess. It’s whether the person still wants you in his/her life. Sometimes, no matter how much we try to be a part of our special someone’s life, he/she may be better off and happier without us in it. Not holding on doesn’t mean we love less for letting go is a way of showing how great our love is that we would gladly embrace pain just to see them happy. Whichever, nonetheless, let’s try not to lose sight of what we have while holding on to what we don’t have 😀

Irony of love

While waiting for the train this morning, I saw a blind couple standing few steps from me. Yes, both of them are blind. They looked so happy playing-fights. When they spoke, they faced each other as if they were looking at each other’s eyes. When the train came, they squeezed into the crowd without letting go of their hands. I thought to myself, they may not be able to see the beauty this world has to offer, but the presence of each other will let them see the beauty of love.

The thought of the couple never left me. I stared at the heavy clouds beyond the glass window wondering, aren’t most, if not all, of us blind?

In this restless world we are living, there will always come a time when the deafening hustle and bustle of a technology-driven lifestyle can no longer conceal the screaming of our hearts.

We all have people to love. There are our family, relatives, friends, classmates or colleagues, neighbors and even our pets. And then there is this special someone who turns our world upside down.

Loving them seems to change everything in us. They’re like a rainbow after the rain, painting a kaleidoscope to our once dull world. The inspiration they gave allows us to soar higher than we could have imagined reaching. They can change or challenge some of our idealism without even uttering a word. They are the ones who taught us the kind of love that seeks for what is best for the person while bringing out the best in us.

Whenever there is a chance, we always make it a point to let them feel our love. If only it is possible to stick a post-it on our forehead with the words “I love you”, we could have done it just to let them know. However, most of them just don’t seem to see. And if they do, sometimes they’d push us away.

How many of us suffer from the agony of unreciprocated love? How many of us have been rejected because the person we love loves someone else? But how many of us have been blind to the love given to us? Are we not the one who’s blind?