Saturday, January 21, 2017

It all drips away.

Hi there. 

Happy Saturday. I just finished watching The Book of Love; a very interesting movie. Tho, I have to warn you that it is a story about losing someone you love. If you don't feel like feeling sad and emotional, then don't go watch it. Despite that, me being someone who likes to watch 'deep' movie, this one gonna be in my recommended watch list. 

So, the other day, I was thinking about how we often say that we have to appreciate things while we have it but what about things we don't have? Maybe we should not be using the word 'appreciate' but what? There's this thing in ourselves that is called 'needs', 'desire', 'greed' which often requires moderation. And somehow people always tell themselves to be enough with what they HAVE, to be thankful with what they OWN but not many reminded to be alright of NOT HAVING, to be content with WHAT IS NOT THERE. 

Just wondering. 

Okay, let me use an example. If you have to commute, you wanted a car. Despite having all the public transports available, you still want the car. One of your argument was that it'll be easier to go here and there. But let me tell you something, you should be grateful of NOT HAVING a car. Why? You'll never get stuck in traffic jammed. You don’t' have to spend money from time to time to service the car and you get to have people drive you around haha * this one only legit sometimes hahaha* but don’t get me wrong, I am not against buying a car. Just using this as an example because was thinking about this when I was stuck in traffic jammed last night. 

Because sometimes, I think, it is not enough to just be grateful for what WE HAVE. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of what WE DON’T HAVE and be glad about it. Mum always tells me that she's glad she has not born rich or else she would be needing to answer to God about all her wealth. Sometimes we don't know what would happen if we have more, it could either be good or worse but as far as it is, the present is always good. 

Though it is good to mention, when you got something, usually there's gonna something you'll lose. Oh yeah, I am using 'usually' it does not apply all the time. For example, if you got something deliciously tasty to eat, you'll end up gaining more fat and weight, not losing them haha. But yeah, you have to realise there's a price for everything. There's always something to lose in this life and that is alright. Sometimes, we have to give up things as well, might be it was not good for us. 

So guys and girls, try seeing things from different perspectives. You have to be thankful for what you have and also of what you don’t have or yet to have. Things happened for reasons, which when we managed to figure out what the reasons are, know that it was a blessing from God who gave light to us. May all of us be the among those who are guided to the right path. 

Have a good weekend. 
Take care.
I wonder why it is,
when life turns on you,
you go back to those places in your mind,
those places you knew,
that made you happy,
made you feel safe.

Sometimes it's the spark
of a memory,
like the places we've been,
things we've done before,
or people we knew or loved.

In the end, I think
that's what it's all about,
the people that left
a mark on you.

You want to hold on to 'em.
You want to take 'em with you,
but you can't.

When you're in trouble,
you hold on to anything
that makes you feel right again,
but it's like holding on
to water in your hands.

No matter how hard you squeeze,
it all drips away.

-- Millie, The Book of Love

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