Yan's Corner - In Touch

Monday, February 14, 2005

The rose within

Roses are red... Photo Credit - Jocelyn T, See Hua Daily News Posted by Hello


It’s Valentine’s Day. Early morning, a friend sent me a SMS, it reads –

Love yourself. Love yourself for where you’ve come from and how you’ve arrived here. Love yourself for where you are. And when you leave here, love yourself for the process of moving forward. No matter what happens, just love yourself while it’s happening, this is the way to honour the truth of who you really are. You are loved by this wise lady called Barbara De Angelis.

One of the “must” for Valentine’s Day is roses. Yes, roses, roses, roses everywhere.

I have a group of journalists working with me in the same office. I took a survey just before the end of the day to see if there were roses around.

A young charming journalist had one young bud in a vase on her table. She excitedly told me that she picked up the bud from the street and said the bud would soon blossom.

One male journalist jokingly said, “How can any beautiful flower come from the bud with so many thorns?

“No, within every bud, there is a rose. You have to water it.” Another remarked.

As it is with buds that will blossom into roses, within every soul there is a rose also.

There are many people who look themselves and see only the thorns, the faults. They despair, thinking that nothing good possibly come from them. They never nurture the good within them.

On valentine’s day, love yourself, reach past the thorns of your life, and let the rose within blossom many times over…Yes, within every soul there is a rose…

4 comment(s):

Hi! what a way to catch something around you and put them into words. Yes there are many treasure in the sideways and if we only stop and pick them up, they are treasures not only for ourself but others. Develop your talent in writing. Never Give Up, Realize Your Dream!

By Anonymous st, at 3:50 pm  

Very interesting and a very good effort; perhaps you could highlight some of the more interesting news from The Borneo Post in your website for the benefit of your friends and students overseas.

Keep it up. I should get a few pointers from you on how to start a web page.

By Anonymous MRaj, at 5:54 pm  

Many talented people had compiled their stories and make them into best sellers. A good example would be the CHICKEN SOUP SERIES.

Now, I am amazed at your stories. You use simple language, making it easy for a great read and that speaks volume about the writer.

Maybe you should consider starting a CHICKEN SOUP SERIES, Sarawak version?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:10 pm  

Many talented people had compiled their stories and make them into best sellers. A good example would be the CHICKEN SOUP SERIES.

Now, I am amazed at your stories. You use simple language, making it easy for a great read and that speaks volume about the writer.

Maybe you should consider starting a CHICKEN SOUP SERIES, Sarawak version?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:11 pm  

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