Let Me Pay You A Simple Act of Gratitude

9 . 11 . 2015

This morning at 8am I received a text from a close friend saying he just touched down in KL. My eyes popped open and I went on my speed dial. Damn. There was no message. It was just a dream.
What started off as a casual chat soon turned into “I’ve never told you before, but…”.
Sounds familiar?
Live like your days are numbered. And it doesn’t only mean that you do whatever you want as much as you can, as if it were your last day. It also means you make sure the words that you kept so hidden in your heart for such a long time reaches the person you want to hear them.
Notice how when our acquaintances, a hi-bye friend in high school or a person who sang a song that touched your heart happened to leave the world, that’s the time it strikes you. Oh gosh – how I wish I told her how her song brightened up my day. How it made me sleep better at night. How I thought he was such a great friend, brother to those around him. How much happiness X brought to the table when we hung out that one time.
Why do we leave the best part of our memories unsaid, unthanked, unappreciated – til the day it would be too late to reach them, and they wouldn’t be able to hear what beautiful words we have to say about them?
It’d be such a shame they can’t hear it.
Perhaps in the future they won’t remember what you did, but they’ll definitely remember how you made them feel.
I believe your closest friend reflects how you are as a person on the inside. Just like how Bradgelina like to put it, “a woman is a mirror of her man”. Since I have no man, I’ll start with myself. I believe everyone will have something good to say about anyone. There’s always something positive about a person, no matter how negative (read: hateful, unpleasant, arrogant…) they appear to you.
Let’s play catch up! So this is what we’re gonna do. You drop me a message, comment, or an e-mail anytime you see this post, let me show you how grateful I am to have/had you in my life, no matter how small the role you play.
Everyone’s invited. Let’s not mind if we haven’t seen each other for a year, 5 years or even 10. Let’s not mind if we just met each other. Let’s not mind if you don’t like me, or if you already know I might not like you. Try your luck. Trust me, I’ll still manage to find something to thank you for. 😉


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