Thursday, July 3, 2014

love stories from other people

Today, when I asked my grandfather for some relationship advice, he said, "Honestly, the moment I stopped trying to find the right woman, and started trying to become the right man, your grandmother walked up to me and said, 'Hello.'"

Ceritanya gue lagi gak ada kerjaan dan mencari kisah cinta. Kemudian, gue nemu kata-kata di atas. Menurut gue kisahnya bener. Kalau mau mencari perempuan yang bener ya harus jadi laki-laki yang bener juga. Sama dengan senyuman. Ketika elo pengen dapatkan sebuah senyuman tulus dari seseorang, ya kenapa gak elo coba ngasih senyum duluan?

Today was my little sister's 14th birthday. She has Down Syndrome and doesn't have many friends. My boyfriend picked me up for dinner with flowers, but said they weren't for me. He came inside and handed them to my sister. She was so excited. He then took us both out to dinner to celebrate.

Nah kisah ini, ketika elo akan menikah. Elo gak cuma menikahi kekasih elo. Tapi keluarganya juga. Kalau cuma sayang sama kekasih dan gak sayang sama keluarga ya percuma. Sama kayak perhatian, percuma kasih perhatian sama pacar doank, bagaimana sama keluarganya? Sebelom dia kenal sama elo, dia kan sama keluarganya dulu. Apa elo udah menaruh perhatian lebih ke keluarganya belom?

Today, I got a phone call from my daughter’s kindergarten teacher. She asked me why I wasn’t providing lunch for my daughter over the past few days. Confused, I hung up the phone and asked my daughter what she was doing with her lunches. She said, “Katie’s mom is in the hospital and hasn’t been able to make any meals for the last week, so I gave a few of my lunches to her.”

Anak kecil aja udah tau tentang cinta. Cinta yang mau berkorban. Dia rela gak makan demi temennya. Apakah kita udah seperti anak itu, yang mau rela berkoban demi orang lain?

Today, my mom and dad are recovering heroin addicts. They still go to their support groups, but both of them have been clean for 17 years, since the day they found out my mom was pregnant with me.

Iya, sama-sama berjuang demi anak. Itu namanya cinta sejati. Jalan bersama. Melewati suka duka bersama. Berkorban bersama. Bangkit bersama. :)

Today, after years of struggling with my weight, and dealing with an overweight family in denial, my children age 5 and 7 rode their bikes and ran with me while I worked out. My wife started working out too. My kids are super excited about their upcoming races with me and their mom. Realizing that the things I do and say matter, and that we’re all in this together as a family.

Cinta sejati bukan hanya sepasang suami-istri, tapi juga cinta sama anak dan keluarga.

PS: Kalau diperhatiin cerita diatas itu berurutan.

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