Lately I found myself checking On This Day feature of Facebook almost everyday. I surely miss the old days and somehow my old posts help me appreciate my journey especially when I'm feeling down. It also reminds me of some lessons that I feel I need to apply in my life now.
I screenshot one of the statuses I posted 2 years ago which I feel is very appropriate reminder for me this year...
Do you agree that TIME is far more greater force than LOVE?
I can't remember what specific movie I watched which made me cry and prompted me to write that status but whatever it was, it definitely taught me how essential time is in any relationship.
When I read it again, I was also reminded by this beautiful short story about Love and Time. I first read in one of our training material as a peer counselor when I was in university. I'm sharing it here so that you may also understand how crucial time is in understanding love and relationship. I hope you find it useful in your own journey!
Once a upon a time...
In an island there lived all the feelings and emotions : Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love.
One day it was announced to them that the island would sink and they need to evacuate! Everyone constructed their boats and left except for Love.
Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment.
When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.
Richness was passing by Love in a boat. Love said,
"Richness, can you take me with you?"
Richness answered, "Sorry Love, I can't. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat and so there is no place here for you."
Love next asked Vanity who was also sailing by. Vanity was also ready with the same answer.
"I can't help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat," Vanity answered.
Sadness was close by so Love asked, "Sadness, take me along with you."
"Oh . . . Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!", sadness said in a sullen voice.
Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was so preoccupied with her happiness that she did not even hear when Love called her.
Suddenly, there was a voice, "Come, Love, I will take you."
It was an elder. An overjoyed Love jumped up into the boat and in the process forgot to ask where they were going. When they arrived at a dry land, the elder went her own way.
Realizing how much was owed to the elder, Love asked Knowledge another elder, "Who Helped me?"
"It was Time," Knowledge answered.
"Time?" thought Love. Then, as if reading the face of Love, Knowledge smiled and answered, "Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is."