A friend of mine recommended an essay which clicked on me quickly. It really offers me some enlightening insights in life. I’d like to share it with you along with some comments. I’d like your input, too. Here we go!
To All My Friends…
To my friends who are SINGLE, Love is like a butterfly.
The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you just let it fly it will come to you when you least expect it.
Love can make you happy but often it hurts, but love is only special when you give it to someone who is really worth it.
So take your time and choose the best.
( I was single, and this really clicked on me. Love is sheer luck, or fate. You may get nothing even if you pursue it arduously, while it may well be right there waiting for you when you pass by without a tinge of advertence)
To my friends who are Not So SINGLE
Love isn’t about becoming somebody else’s “perfect person”
It is about finding someone who helps you become the best person you can be.
(Accepting a person means you admire his/her merits and tolerate the demerits. Never expect your partner to be a saint or god, and even saint or god makes mistakes. Love is blind, that is the case.)
To my friends who are ENGAGED
The true measure of compatibility is not the years spent together But how good you are each other.
( When you’re engaged with him/her, it also means the commencement of shouldering the responsibility mutually in your future life, no matter it is felicity or sorrow, happiness or misery, or ups and downs.)
To my friends who are MARRIED
Love is not about “it’s your fault” but “I am sorry”
not “where are you ” but “I am right here for you “
not “how could you” but “I understand”
not “I wish you were”but ” I am thankful you are”
(Always put yourself in the other part’s shoes, then you may be more sympathetic and understand him/her more.)
To My Friends Who Are PLAYBOY/GIRLTYPE
Never say I love you if you don’t care. Never talk about feelings if they aren’t there. Never touch a life if you mean to break a heart. Never look in the eye when all you do is lie.
( Never be a playboy or a playgirl…or you’ll face the music. Heehee)
To my friends who are HEARTBROKEN
Heartbreaks last as long as you want and cut as deep as you allow them to go
The challenge is not how to survive heartbreaks But to learn form them.
( Keep in mind it is not the end of the world, and the wounds will heal with time. Take a more positive stance and treat it and good lesson in your life.)
To my friends who are NAIVE
How to be in love
Be consistent but not too persistent, share and never be unfair, Understand and try not to demand, get hurt but never keep the pain.
(A sword has two edges, naivety diminishes vigilance, while it brings about unexpected hurts sometimes. Be forgetful when you are in love, then distress will not stay.)
To my friends who Are POSSESSIVE
It breaks your heart to see the one you love Happy with someone else
But it’s more painful to know that the one you love is unhappy with you .
(You can never be the master of the other, and you are equal)
To ALL friends
My wish for you is a man\woman whose love is: honest, strong, mature, protective, encouraging, rewarding and unselfish
(Though we can never be perfect, we have the right to pursue the above virtues).