Do Your Best Because You Never Know How Short Life Could Be

Last month, I was shocked by the news of the sudden death of someone whom my family knew very well. He has always been a good person in my eyes, so I was completely surprised to learn that I would not be able to see him again. Thinking about his children even made me feeling sadder. I hoped his children could handle this situation well because I could imagine how scary it would be for them to continue their lives after their father’s death.

Four years ago, my Dad was hospitalized for a week, and throughout that week, I cried on and off. It never crossed my mind that my parents could leave me alone in this world permanently. That one time event has changed my point of view about life and specifically preparing life after someone’s death.

Events, such as serious illness and death are not the things that I specifically receive in school. Thanks to age and maturity, I learned to understand these events wisely. Out of the things that I read and heard from people, getting over the regret feeling is the hardest one. Too often, we do things without thinking of the consequences, only later we regret from not doing it the way we should be. I’ve heard so much from relatives how sorry they were from not taking time to listen and spend time with their loved ones while they were still alive.

This new understanding has then shaped the way I interact with my parents and do my everyday activities. I started to pay attention to my parents’ health and do extra miles in my own way to ease their burden. Of course, we still have disagreements here and there, but I have done at my best to make things better for them, as possible as I could. Likewise, in my own personal life, I learn to not take things too personally. I also learn to always think pros and cons before saying and explaining something to clients. Definitely, I have more things to do while I am still alive, and I try to do each of it with genuine heart. This is because I don’t want to feel bad later on. It is because I understand that life is precious and so I must use it wisely.

5 Tips Before Sending A Bouquet of Flowers

Have you ever heard words saying, “say it with flowers?” Do you know that certain flowers have special meaning, for example, Cala Lily represents purity, while Lavender represents admiration? This is why we often see people holding flowers bouquet when they are visiting family or going on a date. There’s nothing wrong with giving or sending a bouquet of flowers to loved one, but you must give that bouquet with all your hearts. Following is the tips on how you could make your bouquet meaningful to your loved one.

#1. Make sure your loved one is not allergic to flowers.

You could obtain this information by directly asking the person whom you will give the flowers, or you could ask friends or relatives who know that person very well.

#2. Check with the loved one whether he or she is fond of flowers.

Some people simply don’t enjoy flowers. If your loved one falls under this category, don’t waste your money on flowers. You could give something else. Again, you could get this information by asking right away and asking friends or family members who know that person.

#3. Choose the flowers that convey your feelings.

Flowers have meaning, and when you want your loved one to know how you feel, choose the flowers that represent your feeling. You could ask florists to help you, or do your own research to find out what flowers you want to order.

#4. Include a special message in your bouquet.

This message hopefully will cheer your loved one and emphasize the hidden message of why you send this bouquet to her or him. It will be great if you write the message, and not copy paste from Internet or ask secretary to write it on behalf of you, because your loved one will know it.

#5. Deliver the bouquet personally.

Try at your best to deliver the bouquet by yourself because this will brighten your loved one’s day. If you live far from your loved one, you could call shortly after the florist delivers the bouquet.

Sending a bouquet of flowers without thoughtful actions is meaningless. These five tips will guide you in determining whether it is necessary to give flowers. The tips also help you to choose what message you want your loved one to know when you send that flowers bouquet.

Precious Life

Love the life you currently live.

Love the work you do.

Love the people with whom you work with.

Love the people who have been with you through up and down.

Love the God who creates you.

Love the talent that God has been given you with.

Love your body, mind, and health.

Live, love, laugh and give thanks.

Should?

Should a woman marry someone?

Should a guy marry someone?

Should we marry someone just because others think we should get married?

Should we worry with what others say to us?

Shouldn’t we choose the life we want to be?

Shouldn’t be okay if solitude life is good for now?

Shouldn’t be fine if marriage life with kids are not our priorities?

Should or should not is our choice. We should be able to decide our lives, what we want to do, with whom we want to live with, and more.

Sip It Like You Drink Your Coffee

Our lifestyles resemble coffee brands.

Our life issues remind us of the sizes of coffee cup that we choose when we drink coffee.

The way we handle the issues is similar to how we drink our coffee. Some like to sip it while it is still hot, fresh brewed. Some like to wait for a few minutes. Others like to drink it cold.

Eventually, each of us will sip and finish drinking our coffee. Life issues may not all gone completely, but it will slowly dissipate just like when we drink our coffee. It takes time.

Are you my shoes?

Are you my shoes?

I am looking for a pair of comfortable shoes. The one that will comfort my feet and support me wherever I go and in everything that I do.

I am looking for a pair of shoes that will not run from me because it is afraid that it will walk on smooth and rough roads.

I am looking for a pair of shoes that will make me look presentable. I don’t need to look fancy like those socialites. So long as I look clean and neat, it’s good enough for me.

I am looking for a pair of shoes that will last long. It won’t break easily. It would accompany me years whether I am in high or low mood.

Where can I find all of these types of shoes? Maybe the right shoes will come upfront. I don’t need to search for one.

** p.s. this poem is also appeared on Instagram: 1001diarycollections