Love is like a bus stop, ready to get aboard passengers?

He once told me that love is like a bus stop.
People come and go, you could get aboard if you are ready for it at the bus stop.
I once thought getting on a right bus is easy… until I realized some buses just never get you to the right destination, no matter how beautiful the scenery was throughout the journey.

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When the bus comes, you looked at it and said,
“This is so full, I mustn’t find a seat… I’ll wait for the next one.”
So you watched the bus go and waited for the second bus.

Then here comes the second bus, you said to yourself,
“The seats are comfortable, but it doesn’t have air-con… I’d better wait for the next one!” Again, you let the bus go and decided to wait for another one.

Here comes the third bus with air-con, comfy seats, and a generous driver wearing a warm smile that melted your heart.
“Hmm… I think this is the one!” So you jumped onto the bus filled with expectations.
There were ups and downs, bumpy roads, yet fascinating sceneries all the way which brought you great smiles. Out of the blue, not until much later you found out that you had boarded onto the wrong bus… 

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The moment you got off the bus, the sky started to get dark.
You felt so panic and frustrated because you wasted your time and money waiting for what you want. Even the bus had air-con, it was too cold for you even you have tried to stand any longer… so you wonder, will I ever get on a right bus that take me to my dream destination?

But wait… somehow I realized, you gotta learn to press the red button by taking the wrong bus to a wrong destination, in order to get on the right one. Through the entire bus journey, each and every unique scenery will be captured in your mind. No matter it was good or bad, someday when you look back, I’m sure you’ll smile and feel thankful for the experiences. 

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Love is all about patience… if you miss the bus, you’ll catch another one.
Similarly, if you love someone set him/her free. If he/she comes back to you, you know they’re yours. If they don’t then it was never meant to be. If you’re ready to find love, don’t hurry, come and wait with me, I’m sure we can find the right bus and never get off. After the dark, it’s another sunny day. =)

Cherish the moment

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Life is unexpected. You never know what will happen in the next minute. And that’s the reason why we are making decisions every day. Yet, there are decisions that we’ll live to regret. Some regrets could be fixed if we endeavor to make a change. However, there are some regrets that could never ever go back.

I am inspired by a recent Youtube video uploaded by a Dad (the link is down below), whose son passed away when he served in the armed force. His son has a sweet girlfriend and they have been together for four years, and planning to get married in 2012. Unfortunately, the war took away their son, their friend, and her boyfriend.

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It touches my heart while seeing how his Dad misses his son so much. He requested for help from public in order to get a “look back” video from Facebook, just for getting over death of a loved one to cope with death or grief.

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It reminds me of a personal reflection. Did I spend enough time for the loved ones who are worthy to me? Every time I think of death, I kinda freak out a little bit. It is not because I have never overcome death before, I did went to my uncle’s funeral. And that experience reminded me the sadness of losing somebody you have talked to. No matter how much you wanted to show your kindness and love to them, you are never granted a chance anymore.

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From now on, I just want myself to bare one thing in my mind every day – CHERISH the ones you love and those who love you. Because you never know when they won’t be there anymore.

“Life is short, live it.
Love is rare, grab it.
Fear is mind-killer, face it.
Memories are sweet, cherish them.”

Yes, there are some regrets that have already pasted in our life, and we can do nothing but to let go. Maybe you can try to think in this way. If you haven’t experienced regrets, you will never learn to cherish. Right?

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Sometimes, you didn’t choose to let somebody vanish in your life, they entered your lives and walked away because of some reasons that you can’t figure out. In the meantime, you start to realize that many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true ones will leave footprints in your heart. This is one of the most valuable lesson what life teaches us.

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So yeah, be thankful everyday of who’s around and paying attention on you, and giving their greatest love to you. Start with parents who made you the person you become today. They are pretty much the only two people in the world who can offer you unconditional love. Cherish and love your parents. Kiss them and hold their hands, like how they did when you were little. =)

With love,
Ange Gardien xx