Don’t Delay Love

Let me tell you a story.

One day, all feelings and emotions went to a coastal island for a vacation. According to their nature, each was having a good time. Suddenly, a warning of an impending typhoon was announced and it was heading towards that island and everyone was advised to evacuate before the worst could happen. The announcement caused sudden panic because the typhoon was stronger than Haiyan (with maximum winds of 450 kph). All rushed to their boats and they wanted to leave before the typhoon reaches the island. Even damaged boats were quickly repaired and commissioned for duty.

Yet, Love did not wish to flee quickly. There was so much to do. But as the clouds darkened, Love realized it was time to leave. But when Love was about to go to shore, Love noticed that there were no boats to spare. Love begun to panic. But still hopeful, Love kept looking around.

Just then, Prosperity passed by in a luxurious boat.

Love shouted: “Prosperity!! Prosperity!! Could you please take me into your boat?”

Prosperity replied: “No Love!!”, “my boat is full of precious possessions I have lots of gold and silver in here. There is no place for you Love, sorry.”

A little later Happiness came by.

Love again called for help. “Happiness!! Happiness!!” But Happiness was so happy that it did not look around. Happiness did not see Love asking for help. Happiness was hardly concerned about anyone.

Love panicked again, but this time, kept looking around for a friend.

Then Sadness passed by after some time.

Again, Love asked for help “Sadness help!! Please help me!! I want to ride in your boat!!” But Sadness looked into Love with a very sad face and said. “No, I cannot take you with me. I am so sad. I want to be all by myself. And besides I’m sad because of you Love, sorry”

Love then was so scared that the typhoon was fast approaching.

When Hatred passed by after a few minutes, Love again called for help.

Love shouted with all its might, “Hatred!! Please Hatred!! Let me ride your boat I beg of you, please don’t leave me here!!” But Hatred replied, how dare you ask for my help Love!! I am full of hate, I hate you Love!!

Then Hatred left Love.

Love at that point, was growing restless, exhausted and became hopeless. Love swam back to the shore and collapsed on the sand. Love decided to give up looking for help. As the typhoon was getting closer and closer to the island, Love with eyes-closed waited and said “I am ready to die.” But just shortly after, something called out.

“Come Love, I will take you. Come ride with me”

Love did not know who was being so magnanimous, but without second thought, Love with all its strength jumped onto the boat, and loses consciousness right away.

After 24 hours of sleep, Love woke up in a small island…but Love had no idea on what happened.

Love then met Knowledge and inquired, “Knowledge, did you by any chance notice who so generously gave me a lift and brought me to this island just when no one else wanted to help?”

Knowledge smiled and said, “Oh, the one who gave you a lift and saved your life was Time.”

Love wondered. “And why would Time stop by to pick me up and take me to safety?”

Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and replied, “Because only Time knows your true greatness. Only Time knows your worth and what you are capable of. Only Time knows that without you Love there can be no real happiness. And without you Love there will always be hate and sadness and all the gold and the silver wouldn’t mean a thing. Only Love can bring peace and great happiness in this world that is why Time saved you.”

Things to Think About

If we live in prosperity, sometimes we overlook love because all we think about is how to increase our fortunes. We also forget to love when we are happy because we become insensitive about the misfortune and the sorrow of others. And sometimes if we are sad and lonely we forget about love because we become preoccupied by our own negative emotions. And sometimes, if we have hatred towards others we don’t think about forgiving them; we condemn them instead, wishing that they experience the same amount of pain (or more) they have caused us one way or another.

But only with time do we realize the importance of love. Because only time can tell when it’s too late to love. According to Bo Sanchez, “time is love, because time is the best love that we can give.”

Let us spend time to people near and dear to us. Let us share some goodness to others because we never know how long we live in this world.  Let us not forget about love when we are prosperous or when we have nothing left. Let us not forget about love when we are happy or sad, or especially when we have hatred. Instead let time heal all wounds, so we can learn to forgive and love again.

The clock is ticking, don’t delay love. Make it a part of your life!

As always thanks for reading, God bless us all!


About the author

Dave Nalugon

I write to give people a source of inspiration. :)