Thursday, May 18, 2006

When You Have a Hunch It's Gonna be Good, You're Probably Right

"To love another person is to see the face of God." - Victor Hugo.

"Listening to and following an instinct that things are right is just as powerful as paying attention to a feeling that something is wrong. For instance, you might have the sense after just one date that you will be spending the rest of your life with a certain guy. If that's what your intuition is telling you, it may be true! Women often tell me they realized when they first met their husbands that this was the man they would marry. It happens all the time. If you're going to trust your intuition to tell you when something's wrong, it's also fair to trust it when it's telling you that something is very right.

My sister-in-law knew the minute she met her husband that she was going to marry him. My agent had a strong hunch when he first met his wife that he would marry her. So don't be surprised if you find yourself "knowing" something you can't possibly know - like who you'll be growing old with."

An excerpt from "The Surrendered Single" by Laura Doyle.

Kakak says:

I knew the minute I met my husband that I was going to marry him. We've been happily married for 16 years and been together since 4th january, 1989. Even when I look at other men, I still see my husband's face. What powerful spell he has on me.....or is it just a case of soul mates? What do you think about that hunch you have about that someone? You may be right.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Life is a Roller Coaster Ride.

The last few weeks had rendered me wordless. An experience beyond description.....until now. Somehow, I managed to compose an entry to encompass all that is unspoken.

It started with a fantastic high when I received an offer letter from a local university to do my masters program in psychology. Shortly after that, our pet par-sian cat, Salty, succumbed to chronic pneumonia and liver failure. It was heart wrenching to see him not eat for a week. But, on the eve of his return to his Creator, I went in to whisper a final goodbye to faithful Salty. I assured him that although he was much loved by us, it was alright for him to leave us, if he has to. He died peacefully under the bed in our guest room the next morning. Exactly a week today. I cried hard when I got the news. A multitude of emotions ran amok in my heart; I was sad that he was gone but at the same time relieved that he is no longer suffering. It was a good 5 years with him. He'll never be forgotten by those who loved him.

However, God entertained me with a great comedy skit on the very next day. I was at a seminar with a speaker that blatanly spoke english with broken grammar. I couldn't stop laughing out loud! I tried my very best to stifle my hilarity and save it for the next joke that speaker was gonna crack, but I just couldn't help bursting out laughing. I had such a good laugh that I believe if laughter is indeed the best medicine, I may have cured all my ailments, if any, My best friend tried to convince me to add that speaker's bad grammar to this entry but I fear that it may be contagious! So, I've quarantined his work and hope nobody catches that debilitating hang up.

I likened my past week's esperiences as a roller coaster ride....an emotional one. One moment, I felt devastated that a loved one died and the next moment, I was laughing my heart out. Life is indeed a box of chocolates. You'll never know what you're gonna get.

And as for dessert, it was a lovely chocolate parfait with a cherry on the top! My best friend is on her way to experiencing a miracle happen to her. I pray for her always that she will find her soul mate, as I had found mine in my husband 17 years ago. Its finally happening to her. I couldn't be happier for her. She's my soul sister and now she may have found her soul mate too!

Many don't believe in the concept of soulmates. This is because they have not yet met their's. It's ok. Salty's ok now, i'm ok now. We're all ok now. And when the mundane life kicks us in our guts again, we'll jump in headfirst to change things for the better and dare to dream more. That is not a sign on ingratitude. It just simply means that we are optimistic. We'll do it again and again and again....because love is all we need.