When I was told that I have to meet a customer in Hong Kong, the first thing that came into my mind was that I can meet Hilary again, just to realise that she has to leave for Korea and Japan and will not return only after 2 months.
On 02 May 2018, I couldn’t wait to reach Sheraton hotel as I knew that there was something waiting for me there — some gifts from Hilary which she has dropped at the hotel before she flew to Korea.
I am honestly touched by her gesture.
After registration, the reception lady asked if I wanted to collect the items left for me or they could arrange to send it to the room for me. I chose to collect the item myself as I was eager to see what was in it.
In the small paper bag, there were chanting beads for my daily meditation, heat pack and muscle relaxant cream for my frozen shoulder, a small booklet that contains inspiring stories related to self improvement and last but not least, a small note that warms my heart even till now.
I’m blessed to have known Hilary, just like I feel blessed to have known Oscar. Life is just simply amazing, to have brought 3 people from 3 different countries and background to come together as friends.
It is in WordPress that we meet, and I thank WordPress for creating this platform for bloggers who think alike to come together as one.
I’ve met Hilary only once on 26 December 2017 while I have not seen how Oscar looks like in real life. But they have both given me gifts that really touched my heart.
Oscar doesn’t have a mobile phone, a truly rare breed in this era, and I have “geniusly” thought of creating a group chat in email, allowing 3 of us to chat even though we may be in different time zones. As usual, I talk the least.
The gifts are small, but the thoughts and friendship that are wrapped around these gifts are warm, sincere and love for a friend from afar.
Now I chant Amitabha with the chanting beads and I’m wearing it on my right wrist as a bracelet, using it as and when the need arises.
I can never repay the love that Hilary and Oscar have sent to me. All I can do is to always keep them in my mind, and send them my blessings whenever I pray, because I love them.
I believe that we don’t just remember those who love us only when we need them, but keep them always in mind, no matter we are happy or sad.
True love is rare and we need to cherish it before it withers, for nothing is permanent in this world. And things don’t always happen the way we want it to be, as is proven in this case between me and Hilary.
May they (and all beings) be blessed with happiness and peace.