A Piece Of Something

Written by: Maria Elouisa E. Enerlan
Date: January 28, 2006

While walking, I stopped for a while and thought of the things I don't have. Then I realize that the happiest moment of all people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.

In the gateway of my heart I put a sign that says, "No Trespassing" but love came laughing and said, "I enter everywhere". Love knows no reason, love knows no lies - love defies all reason. Love has no eyes. But love is not blind - love sees but it doesn't mind. Love is when you take away the feeling, the passion and romance – and find that you still care for that person. Love is supposed to be the most wonderful feeling. It should inspire you and give you joy and strength. But sometimes the things that give you joy and strength can also hurt you in the end. It starts with a smile, develops with a kiss, and ends with a tear.
When you love you must not expect something in return. If you do, you're not loving but investing. If you love, you must prepare to accept pain because if you accept happiness, you're not loving but using. Don't go for looks because it could be deceiving. Don't go for wealth because even that one would fade away. Go for someone who makes you smile because only a smile could make a day seem bright. The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly on them and not only to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves that we find in them. Never try to impress someone to make him fall in love with you because when you do, you'll have to keep that standard for the rest of your life.

A sad thing about life when you meet someone who means a lot to you, you'll find out in the end that it was never bound to be and you just have to let him go. Maybe GOD wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the right person, we know how to be grateful for the gift. Oftentimes, we don't see the reason why we don't always get what we want, but in the end of it all, we realize that what we wanted wasn't meant for us after all - everything happens for a reason. When you feel down because you didn't get what you wanted, just sit tight and you should be happy because God is thinking of something better for you. We all know that it hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is the most painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let that person know how you feel. It is always better to have found the courage to love even if you lose it in the end, rather than never finding love because you were to afraid to face its challenge. The greatest regrets in our lives are the risks we did not take. If you think something will make you happy, go for it. Remember that you pass this way once.

In love, no matter how hard you find it, you won't see it. No matter how hard you try, you won't get it. But when you're about to give up, it comes. Sometimes the love that we are looking for is right in front of us, too close for the eyes to see, so close to your eyes and let your heart see itself. There are things you love to hear, but you can never hear it from the person who says it. Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want doesn't mean they don't love you at all. There are so many stars in the sky, only some radiant enough to be noticed. Among those you chose to ignore is the one who is willing to shine for you even if your glance remains elsewhere.

GOD never closes the door without opening the window. HE always gives us something better when He takes something away. Heartbreaks will last as long as you want and cut deep as you allow them to go. Courage is not how to survive heartbreaks, but to learn from them. In a relationship, thank God when you're hurting or crying. You were given a chance to measure the importance of the relationship with the person and of yourself. We even have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why this thing happens to me?" unless we ask the same question at every moment of happiness that comes our way. When God puts a tear in your eye, it’s because He wants us to put a rainbow in our heart. There are things that we never to let go of, people we never want to leave behind, but we keep in mind that letting go is not the end of the world but a beginning of the new life. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past. You can't go on well in life when you can't let go of your past failures and heartaches. To let go is not to deny, but to accept. To let go is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future. To let go is to fear less and love more.

Don't be afraid to break someone’s heart or leave your heart broken because that's how relationships are when you are young - they are stepping stones for the main one. Follow your heart. It might not always be right but despite the pain, you'll have the memories that will make you smile even once and every rare while. It is better to have the person you love right now, than have them later and lose them forever. Love has its own time, its own season, and its own reason. Each of us is given a pocketful of time to spend however we may but don't let each moment pass you by, for within the twinkling of an eye, that moment shall go. The feelings will die and it might be too late when you open your eyes. Don't be too busy planning the life you're going to have because you won’t be able to appreciate the one that you already have. Dream when you want to dream. Go where you want to go. Be what you want to be because you only have one life and one chance to do all that things you wanted in life. We are never given dreams without the power to make it come true.

A heart that truly loves never loses hope, but always believed in the promise of love. No matter how long the time and how far the distance would it be; never say goodbye when you can still take it - never say that you don't love the person when you can't let go. True love doesn't have a happy ending because true love doesn't have an ending.

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