Saturday, July 12, 2008

Saturday's thought

Yesterday, I was talking to a friend and she told me that she just lost her relative to cancer. We talked for quite some time, so today I’ve decided to be a bit in touch with my sentimental side.

After working with a cancer charity for years, meeting people who are dealing with death, you must think that I’m used to the idea of loss. The truth is, I am not. So I take it as a reminder that life is short. I take my time to rethink about people that I have in my life. My family, my friends, people that I know through my variety of projects. And I am thankful everyday for being able to be me and get the support from the people that I care about.

Talking about how short life is, it’s amazing how time flies. In our life, we are gifted with so many relationships that complete us. Everyone we have in our life helps us to fulfill our every different side.

I want to talk about the comfort of having somebody who knows you for so long, so well. When you know somebody for more than a decade and she had been your prime witness through all your ups and downs in your adult life, it’s hard to describe that sense of comfort. It is such a relief to know that I have someone to talk to, whenever I want to talk to, whatever I want to talk to. I can have a crappy week, get a major headache from weird friend all week, feel like the whole world is my enemy but then, a few minutes conversation with her and I am ok again. She is my loudest cheerleader, my worst critic, she can my greatest supporter at one time and become totally indifferent the next. It’s weird that sometimes I think I know her so well but there are times where I asked my self ‘Who are you?’

But most of all, it’s just amazing how well she knows me. What ever my concerns are, I’ll just blurt it out and she helps to describe my issues to me. She listens well, supports well, acts well and exaggerates well. To have somebody who accepts me for what I am, wants the best for me without prejudice or hidden agenda, I am a lucky man. That is how I can afford to be me, share my passions with others.

There is never a right thing to say to people who are coping with death or losing their loved ones. As for me, whenever I think about the people that I lost, all that I can think about is how lucky I am to got to know that person. It’s the time that I have with him or her that I cherished. I take it is as a reminder to count my blessing, to celebrate every relationships that I have in my life. I am so lucky just to be able to be me, do the work that I enjoy, living my passions, keeping the connections with people that I care and welcoming new friends in. So busy counting for my blessings that I have no room for complaints, regrets and craps.

I got to talk about this the next time I see her, but then again she’ll probably has the same thing in her mind, preparing to describe my own thoughts for me completed with her versions, emotions and exaggerations.Well…… on the second thought, I got to recount my blessings now…

8 comments:

tajudin said...

good posting bro.

yes, count the blessings always.

klmuk said...

Is, fuiyoooh!!! (you know what i meant). And yes,yes, yes ... count your blessings!

hazyr said...

a well-written post!:)

yup, a true friendship is hard to come by so cherish it ya..

Manal said...

Then I reckon i am just one of your good buddies yeah?

Saper2 la that lady, keep up your good job! after all, charity begins with dr.bubble...ok ka?

drbubbles said...

Bro tajudin: am counting the blessing everyday now.

klmuk: fuyyyoooo!

hazyr: thanks.for some people they need to learn how to appreciate it.Ones with ulterior motives usually won't last long.

manal: manal dear,I don't have to tell you that right? You know and I know. gua hanyalah penjual air liur beb...

Emila Yusof said...

you're lucky to have her.

drbubbles said...

Kak Emila: Very lucky!

syafiq n said...

its really touching...live is not all about dollar and cents...its about me, you and others being happy...to cherish the temporary life that Allah honour us