Thursday, January 29, 2015

Letters 429: Today is Life, Tomorrow is Love


Mahatma Gandhi once said:

"Hate the sin, love the sinner."

To you whom I haven't met yet, 

       Always, we hear people speak convincingly about the virtue of forgiveness. We often emphasize how we should grow up to forgive others for the mistakes they have made. 

       How many of us have the habit of apologising verbally to any of our family members? Do we admit our mistakes & express ourselves or perhaps, we just appease ourselves by saying 'mistakes happen & an apology is therefore not necessary to fix the situation'?

       Dear you, I believed that the act of apologising is a tool to strengthen the tie among us. It takes more love & courage for someone to ask for forgiveness than the actual act of forgiving others. It is never too late to apologise & rekindle bonds with our loved ones. 

       Few days ago, my mother, God's greatest gift to me, was discharged from the coronary unit in Penang General Hospital. I admire the way she takes things on her stride & works her way out. Yes, sometimes she suffered from a weird mood swing & I will be at the end of her mouthful scolding. But for me, I just take it with a carefree & optimistic manner by asking for forgiviness from her in case I did any mistakes (even though I know I am right). 

      My hummingbird, some days in my life are so beautiful. I wish they could have somehow stood still & lasted for an eternity. Some memories are so beautiful that I hope they will remain etched & never forgotten in my mind.

     I guess that is what all my 429 letters to you in 9 years is all about. I just haven't met you yet, but where there is love, nothing is too much trouble & there is always time for me to write a letter to you. Until then, pieces of my heart are missing you.

Today is life, tomorrow is love, 

The Half Moon Serenades. 
29th of January 2015.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Letters 428: Heaven in the Eyes of Hope



Mahatma Gandhi once said:

"Nobody can hurt me without my permission."

To you whom I haven't met yet,

       Well, here I am again for a little talk & hopefully I should manage to say a lot before my dinner time. Anyway, did you know what is the real meaning of 'hope'? A hope for me is like a waking dream. The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler that the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination. I am in the opinion that a 'hope' is God's way to tell people that the world should go on. 

        In my life, I saw some people updated their status in Facebook blaming God. They said they talked to the God in church, mosque or temple but the sky is empty & their wishes went unanswered. But I believed, if we shoot for the sky, even if we fail, we will land among the cloud. 

        This year, marked the ninth year since I started my writing. A lot of people asked me whether it is worth it to use a little bit of my time every week penning 428 letters, but I guess 'hope' it is the best answer that I can give to them. 

        One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. I guess that is what all my letters to you is all about. If I can love someone with my whole heart, even one person, then there's salvation in my life. Even if I can't get together with that person, I will never stop hoping for the best in life. Until then, have yourself a wonderful year in 2015. 

Yours sincerely,

The Half Moon Serenades.
11th of January 2015. 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Letters 427: A New Year Named Desire

George Bernard Shaw once said:

"Life is about creating yourself."

To you whom I haven't met yet,

       For some people, depression drains their energy, hope & drive, making it difficult to do what they need to feel better. I am sure that overcoming depression isn't quick or easy, it is far from impossible. 

       One day in your life, you might encountered some difficulties. But do not be afraid, feeling better takes time. I believed you can get there if you make positive choices for yourself in life. For me, it is the Catch-22 of depression recovery. The things that help the most are the things that are the most difficult to do.

      Remember my hummingbird, depression puts a negative spin on everything, including the way you see yourself, the situations your encounter & your expectations for the future. But you can't break out of this pessimistic mind frame by 'just thinking positive'. Happy thoughts or wishful thinking won't cut it. Rather, my idea is to replace negative thoughts with more balanced thoughts. 

      With that my angel, I brought a conclusion to my 427th letters to you in 8 years. Put in your heart the fact that I had fallen in love with you way before we knew each other. Never give up in your life, for one day, I hope you can be the love of my life. Until then, cheers & have yourself a wonderful new year. 

Yours truly,

The Half Moon Serenades.

3rd of January 2015.