It’s really hard to show love to another person especially in the midst of a busy and tight schedule. However, you have to be intentional in showing how much you care because maybe, just maybe, that person needs someone, and that is you, to be there for her, at that moment, in that particular time.
I admit I’m guilty of this. Oftentimes, I would let my work come between my relationship with other people. There were times I would not reply to any messages from beau — just because I don’t want to lose my work momentum.
Yesterday, it was a bit of a struggle for me when one of my friends visited. We’ll she has asked me days ago to teach her on some school assignment. I agreed. Even set a schedule so we could have time finishing her homework. Anyway, so yesterday came. I looked at the clock, 2PM. Tick! Tock! 3PM…4Pm.. I became irritated. I felt I was left hanging, the clock’s ticking, I have some tasks to get done, and she’s not here.
When she arrived, after 5 hours, I don’t exactly know how to face her. Consumed by my irritation, I decided to go to the loo, sighed and whispered a prayer that God would take away this unnecessary feeling because just like beau always tells me, “it wouldn’t help”.
I then let her have the keyboard and PC to start on her project. The house was still silent, with a pointless atmosphere.
“So how was your family?”, I started the conversation. She replied. After a few Q & A’s – just about anything at all – eventually, the ambiance got a bit relaxed and we worked on her assignment together.
Before she left the house, I asked if I can pray for her then we hugged each other tight. Honestly, it felt really great!
30 minutes after, I received a text message from her, “Ate sarj, thanks po.” A couple of minutes after that another text came in, “Ate sarj, thanks po talaga.” It was the sweetest thing.
Moral of the day: We have to love others, even if we don’t feel like it. Intentionally love them. They need it. And WE need it as well.