Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Just Because

In this lifetime, I may have loved too many. Probably even loved too much. But this did not make me any less of a person. It only made me realize that I am actually worth so much more. Along this journey, I've had a few regrets. A thing or two I never should have said. A simple gesture I should have done. An apology I should have made. Like anyone else, I would have wanted to turn back time. Maybe then, I wouldn't have made so many mistakes.

But people, like seasons,often do come in and out of the picture. Some linger for a while and then leave. But only to come back again the next time around. And then you begin to wonder why it had to happen. Why those things had to transpire only to be taken away. Why they kept you company and not stayed around. And why they suddenly come out of nowhere as the good old memories come flooding in.

I probably will never have the answers to all my questions. But I do know that I will always remember. My very first. That particular person. And this one and only. All of them, they taught me well.

I have not emerged unscathed. But with time and the many tests of strength along the way, I've learned to cherish and nurture my battle scars. They make up the entirety of who I really am and what I have become because of certain people. Because of them.

Maybe people come and go for a reason. Some leave, never to be heard again because they weren't worth our time and efforts. There are those who come back and realize what they have been missing along the way. And yet there are also those who do return, not to claim vengeance, but because they have found it in their heart to forgive your mistakes and accept the past that cannot be undone. Maybe not everybody is meant to stay in your life, but there are those who are only meant to teach you. And because of them, you are forever changed.

But what about the exceptional ones? Those who withstand the test of time and turmoil? They are the ones that you should hold dear. Because one day, you will just know it. The moment will come when you will have to say that, "Finally, this is the one. This one is worth keeping."


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