Just Hello Series,  Personal

Just Hello No. 9: My 2017 (& Talking about Relationships)


I am so thankful that I came to sit down here at my own table, not in the office, and assess how my life had become in the entire year. My year is a lot of stress dealing with different people, tasks after tasks and learning lessons that I have to keep in my mind.

My year, once again, is a mixture of losses and gains. But what I could do? It is to see and appreciate what is here, and strive even more for – things that are stored for me. Only God knows.


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One thing that I realized after another year in my life is to value relationships. It is one most important gift that should be taken care of. It come in different forms. Perhaps it is the bond you share with family, relatives, significant other, or friends.

Lots of people came in my life, and some go in a snap. There are a few who I want to be in but timing became tough and swished them go. </3

Honestly speaking, I have this nature of having difficulty in moving on. I am so clingy when I become attached. I want ALL people I met to be just here forever because why not? They serve purpose in our lives and even made us smile, made us treasure them even we met and talked to them in seconds. But of course, I ponder that is impossible. There are entities who will find it hard to talk to you after years of not seeing each other. There are people who are aloof. And there are some who simply forget you, not because they mean to but it just happened.

Overcoming this clingy feeling is a hard, you will miss him, them, and it takes effort to fully accept what reality is. Relationships are delicate and if not taken care of, will unknowingly vanish in a blink of an eye.

(Subject: Family)

Talking of relationships, let me talk about Family. I believe, it is one of the greatest gifts the Lord has given us. For me, I am thankful for my supportive family. We are not perfect, but we are united. There are missing pieces in my life, but having them here made my puzzle perfect. I can say, comes to Family, I am beyond lucky and in my daily prayer, this is one of the things I always say “Thank You” to.

For other being, sadly, we could actually say that ‘relationship is very delicate.’

There are families who were destroyed because of lots of reasons. 1.) Maybe because there are people who are overly sensitive and have the guts to destroy it. 2.) Maybe a member of the flock is selfish. 3.) Maybe because one or few of them did not see the value of “Family” and failed to protect it.

I am living witness to these stories. Too sad, this happen in this world. It is cruel. Surely, the feeling of being in it is painful. Seeing an intact relationship becoming weak, becoming apart day by day is a misery.

Another thing that destroys a family is miscommunication. In relationships, communication is the key to maintain or enhance it. Knowing what the other person meant to say is the key to understanding. Learning what the other person feel and think will prevent doubts and apprehension.

Aside from what I mentioned, there are a lot more. This is a reminder to us to give our family utmost respect and most of all, pure love. And we should show it in different, many possible ways we could do. We are passers-by in this world and we are supposed to be happy with each other and not hating each other. Just love, guys. That relationships are supposed to be. It is not an easy ride but it is a worth-while journey.

Irene is a lifestyle and travel blogger from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. She is just one of your typical storytellers who appreciate the wonders of life. Most of the time, she seeks for a beautiful place and get lost in it.

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