Friday, December 16, 2016


I saw this WhatsApp message early this morning. A gentleman sent me this message at 12 last night,. By now, some of you must have already received it from someone… Though many forwarded messages just pass by like a ship passing by the night, there are some, like this one… yes, they make us sit up and stare… They come at the right time, and they come when we really need them the most…

Here I share this amazing message with you with my deepest gratitude to its unknown author…

A young lady sat in a bus. At the next stop a loud and grumpy old lady came and sat by her. She squeezed into the seat and bumped her with her numerous bags.
The person sitting on the other side of the young lady got upset, asked her why she did not speak up and say something.

The young lady responded with a smile:
"It is not necessary to be rude or argue over something so insignificant, the journey together is so short. I get off at the next stop."

This response deserves to be written in golden letters:
"It is not necessary to argue over something so insignificant, our journey together is so short"

If each one of us realized that our time here is so short; that to darken it with quarrels, futile arguments, not forgiving others, discontentment and a fault finding attitude would be a waste of time and energy.

Did someone break your heart?
Be calm, the journey is so short.

Did someone betray, bully, cheat or humiliate you?
Be calm, forgive, the journey is so short.

Whatever troubles anyone brings us, let us remember that our journey together is so short.

No one knows the duration of this journey. No one knows when their stop will come. Our journey together is so short.

Let us cherish friends and family. Let us be respectful, kind and forgiving to each other. Let us be filled with gratitude and gladness.

If I have ever hurt you, I ask for your forgiveness. If you have ever hurt me, you already have my forgiveness.

After all, our journey together is so short!   

All of us have got into this bus-journey called ‘Life’ at different stops… Yes, our journey together is very short… Our stops will come… maybe mine will come earlier than yours, maybe yours earlier than mine… Who knows who may have to leave the bus first…

The next week will be Christmas… The week after will come the New Year…

I am strikingly aware of what I should do…


Pic.: Nicole Gubin-O'Ryan

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