Thursday, June 28, 2007

Paper cranes

There was once this guy very much in love with his girl. Once he folded 1000 pieces of paper cranes as a gift to his girl, which she really loved.

Although, at that time he was just a small fry in his company, his future didn't seem too bright, they were very happy together. Until one day, his girl told him she was going to Paris and will never come back. She also told him that she cannot visualize any future for the both of them, so they went their own ways there and then.

Heartbroken, the guy had agreed. But when he regained his confidence, he worked hard day and night, slogging his body and mind just to make something out of him.

You never fail until you stop trying. Finally with all the hard work and the help of friends, this guy had set up his own company. One rainy day, while this guy was driving, he saw an elderly couple sharing an umbrella in the rain walking to some destination. Even with the umbrella, they were still drenched. It didn't take him long to realize they were his girl's parents!

With a heart in getting back at them, he drove slowly beside the couple, wanting them to spot him in his luxury sedan. He wanted them to know that he wasn't the same any more; he had his own company, car, condo, etc. But what he saw next confused him, the couple was walking towards a cemetery, and so he got out of his car and followed... and he saw his girl, a photograph of her smiling sweetly as ever at him from her tombstone and he saw his paper cranes right beside her. Her parents recognized him.

He asked them why this had happened. They explained, "Son, actually she did not leave for France at all. She was ill with cancer. She had believed that he will make it someday, but she did not want to be his obstacle... therefore she had chosen to leave you. She had wanted us to put your paper cranes beside her, because, if the day comes when fate brings you to her again, you can take some of those back with you."

The guy cried miserably that day.

Find time to realize those who really care for you, for you might wake up one morning losing them who you mistakenly thought meant nothing to you.