“Every flower must grow through dirt”
Bus stop –
a place where buses stop for passengers
to board or alight from a bus.
But there’s an old bus stop that
I pass by often.
one that brings back happy memories.
A special bus stop where
my friend, J & I used to
hang out many years ago.
We both went to the same college.
She rented a room in a house
right opposite the bus stop
and I rented a room in another house
about 50 meters down the street.
This old bus stop is the place
where we spent hours talking
about anything and everything.
I’m grateful we are still good friends,
though she resides in another country.
Over the years, we both had our own
shares of joy and heartaches in life.
But, I believe we had risen
stronger each time we fall.
Because we’re both fighters.
We will find our way
through every adversity.
The rocky paths that
we sometimes had to take
and all we could do is
keep moving forward
and hope for brighter days.
And, just like the old bus stop,
may we be resilient,
May we keep standing!
“Blessed are they who see
beautiful things in humble places
where other people see nothing”
― Camille Pissarro
“If you feel lost, disappointed,
hesitant, or weak,
return to yourself,
to who you are,
here and now and
when you get there,
you will discover yourself,
like a lotus flower in full bloom,
even in a muddy pond,
beautiful and strong.
– Masaru Emoto
“Go within every day and find the inner strength
so that the world will not blow your candle out.”
― Katherine Dunham
“Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.”
– Og Mandino