A young man was very much in love with his girlfriend. The romantic young man folded 1000 pieces of paper cranes as gift for her, At that time, he was a small person, working as clerk in a small company. His future did not seem bright; yet they were happy together being friends. Until one day, his girl friend told him that she was going to Paris & will not come back. She also told him that she could not visualize better future. Heartbroken, the young man reluctantly agreed to part. He realized that his lowly status was an obstacle. He, however regained his composure & confidence & worked hard day & night to advance his career. Finally, his dedication & determination made him to succeed & he set up his own company… We never fail, until we stop trying.After a few years, on a rainy day, while the young man was driving his Luxury Sedan, he saw an elderly couple sharing an umbrella in the rain & walking to some destination. Even with the umbrella, they were thoroughly drenched. It did not take him long to realize that they were his girlfriend’s parents. He drove slowly besides the couple with a heart at getting back at them & wanting them to spot him in his luxurious car. He wanted them to know that he was not an ordinary person any more. He had his own business, a car & a house. He had reached greater heights.Before the young man could realize, the couple had walked towards a cemetery. The young man got out of his car & followed them & saw his girlfriend’s photograph smiling sweetly as ever from her tombstone & he saw his paper cranes beside her. Her parents saw him. He asked them how this happened. They explained that she did not leave for Paris at all. She had cancer. She believed that you would be successful some day, but she did not want to be an obstacle in your path. Therefore she chose to leave you.
Her love for the young man was so profound that she did not want him to suffer with her because of her cancer. She just loved him without expectations & wanted him to be free & enjoy his life. Love is giving & not receiving.Let us not let our love fly away when it is residing next to us, because if we do, some day we will think again, why did we let it go away from us. & just because someone dose not love us the way we want them that dose not mean that they don’t love us. She wanted her parents to put paper cranes beside her tombstone because, sometimes in life, when fate may bring him to her again… he could take lots of love back with him. The young man cried bitterly.
MORALE OF THE STORY
Let us treasure the one who loves us! It’s always more valuable to have a sincere heart & genuine love than all other valuable things in life.