Monday, July 30, 2007
Sometimes love is like waiting for a bus.

When the bus comes, you look at it and you say to yourself "eeee... so full... cannot sit down, I'll wait for the next one." So you let the bus go and waited for the second bus. Then the second bus came, you looked at it you said, "eeee...this bus is so old...so shabby!" So you let the bus go and again, decided to wait for the next bus.

After a while another bus came, it's not crowded, not old but you said, "eeee...not air conditioned... better wait for the next one." So again you let the bus go and decided to wait for the next bus.

Then the sky started to get dark as it was getting late. You panicked and jumped immediately inside the next bus. It is not until much later that you found out that you had boarded the wrong bus! And you wasted your time and money just to get into the wrong one!

Even if an air-conditioned bus comes, you can't ensure that the air-conditioned bus won't break down or whether or not the air conditioner will be too cold for you.

Wanting to get what you want is not wrong. But it wouldn't hurt to give other people a chance. If you find that the "bus" doesn't suit you just press the red button and get off the bus! Hey, who said life is fair??? The best thing to do is be observant and open-minded. If it doesn't suit you, get off.

I'm sure you've had this experience before. You saw a bus coming (the bus you want of course). You flagged it but the driver acted as if he did not see you and zoomed pass you! It just wasn't meant for you!

The bottom line is, being loved is like waiting for a bus you want. Getting on the bus and appreciating the bus by giving it a chance depends totally on you. If you haven't made any choice, WALK!

Walking is like being single. The good side of it is you can still choose any bus you want... the rest who couldn't afford another ride would just have to be content with the bus they rode on, ugly or not.

Also, sometimes it is better to choose a bus you are already familiar with rather than to gamble with a bus that is unfamiliar to you. But then again, life wouldn't be complete without the risks involved.

But there is one bus that I failed to tell you about. The Bus you do not have to wait for, the Bus that will stop on its own and ask you if you wish to come inside, then take you for a joy ride for the rest of your life.

Hope you get to ride on that bus!

God said: "Build a better world."

I said: "How? The world is such a complicated, cold, dark place and there is nothing I can do."

But God said: "Just build a better you."

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11 Comments:

At 12:19 PM, Blogger Poinks said........
wow.. it's my first time reading your blog and i must say that i'm glued to it. i can totally relate with the bus story.. hayayay... anyways, i'll add you to my blog if it's ok :) just continue blogging!
 


At 4:01 PM, Blogger BB_ANNE said........
I think I already landed in the right bus ...(^^)...Have a nice day!
 


At 6:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said........
hi, i have been constantly lurking here in your blog. you really write well and i admire how you express your feelings, keep it up!
 


At 10:43 PM, Blogger rich said........
i haven't landed on the right bus yet. I'm on the verge of trying a bus that I think that would 'suit' me. I'm also in the resistant phase where in I'm really scared to gamble with a bus...

very enlightening =)
 


At 9:48 PM, Anonymous Emmyrose said........
Thank you for your comments :-)
 


At 5:35 PM, Blogger Mel Avila Alarilla said........
Hi Emyrose,
I like your post. You put things in very simple terms that everybody can appreciate the analogy. I was laughing when you said, eeeee. I could almost see you squirming as you avoided an incoming bus that you do not like.
I wish there's a video where I can actually hear you scream that word, eeeee. He, he, that will surely make my day. * lol *

Anyway, I'm beginning to enjoy your post through a different and lighter perspective in life. Life can be hilarious and funny if we'll just see the lighter side of things.

God bless you with a sunny and pleasant perspective in life.
 


At 2:17 PM, Blogger Mimi Lenox said........
I love your blog and your style.
Congratulations on winning the Rising Blogger award with this post!

I heard a saying once along similar lines. "If the train doesn't stop at your station, it just means it wasn't your train."

As for the bus.
Sigh.
Complicated.
The bus can be very complicated.
I don't regret the last bus I was on but am a bit skiddish to ride the next one.
We shall see.
 


At 6:37 PM, Anonymous sasha said........
Hindi naman siguro ako maiwan ng bus ano, sis? Heheheh

This post is soooo me! Hahaha... Sapul na sapul. Hay... tama ka. Kaya nga within a year... basta heehehe

Uy thanks sa pagdalaw sa bravejournal site ko. Napuno na ng sponsored posts yun. Pero itong weekend babawi ako pupunuin ko ng nonpaid posts :)

Happy Thursday, sis! Thanks for this post. Next week, coffee tayo! :)
 


At 11:59 PM, Blogger grace_of_angels88 said........
Good eve. Grats for winning the award. You deserve it nmn te. :) Have a nice day
 


At 11:29 PM, Blogger Emmyrose said........
Thanks Mel.. "eeeww" actually is my favorite expression :)

@Mimi, thank you for informing me that I won post of the day at the Rising Blogger for this post. It's such a delight :)

@sasha, sabe ko na sapul ka dito & don't worry I'm sure you wont be left behind :)

@grace, thank you :)
 


At 6:59 AM, Blogger bluepanjeet | OTWOMD™ said........
whoa ems this is such ain inspiration, especially for me who is single. this somehow reflect my self very much. Maybe I'm just too afraid to try again after all the pains that I've gonne through in life. but your article really did opened my eyes to a new reality. You're such a writer my friend.

BTW is this a different blog? different from your dancing with butterflies?