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Small thoughts that count / 礼轻情意重

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.

Amitabha!

08.05.2018

Francis Lim

当我知道自己将要去香港会见客户之后,第一个想到的就是能够与晓晓再次见面,却没想到她即将到韩国、日本去公干,需要两个月后才回港。

2018年5月2日,我万分期待地来到Sheraton 酒店,缘由有一份礼物在该酒店等着我——那是晓晓在离开香港之前交托给酒店的礼物。

为此,我感到无比温馨。

入住酒店手续办理后,服务员便问我是否要自己去取包裹,还是送到房间。我急于知道晓晓送了什么给我,便决定自己去取。

包裹很小,提在手中很轻便,但是放在心里,分量却是厚重。那只是一个小小的纸袋,里面装有一串佛珠,一个温水袋,一支筋骨膏,一本关于身心灵的小手册,以及她亲笔所写的卡片。

能够认识晓晓,就像认识奥斯卡一样是我前世修来的福分。人生真的很奇妙,冥冥中似乎早已注定我们三个人会在Wordpress邂逅,然后相知、相惜。

是Wordpress让我们有此机缘,因此我很感激Wordpress创造了这个平台,供志趣相同的格友互相交流。

与晓晓不过是是一面之缘,而奥斯卡却是面也不曾见过,可她俩的青睐却触碰我的心深处的感动。

连手机都没有的奥斯卡是这个世纪难找的人才,为了能够让我们三个一起聊天,想出了搞一个邮件群,如今看着她俩在邮件里聊天,颇是高兴。

礼轻情意重,这些小礼物所承载的情谊让我感动莫名。从那天开始,每次念佛我都用晓晓送我的佛珠,没用的时候就当做是首饰戴在手腕上。

对于她俩的厚爱,我实在不知该如何回报,唯有日夜为她们祈福,因为我很爱她们。

我一直坚信我们不应该在失落的时候才想起疼爱我们的人,而是应该时时刻刻把他们记在心里,不论是悲还是喜。

记得巫启贤有一首歌是这样唱的:不要在悲伤的时候才来找我……

真情难寻,在一颗心冷淡之前,必须懂得如何去珍惜,去维持,去捂热。毕竟世间无常,我和晓晓在香港的擦肩而过便是人算不如天算的最真鉴证了……

愿她俩(以及所有众生)能够幸福快乐与祥和……

阿弥陀佛!

08.05.2018

Francis Lim

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