Solo Flight


I have always believed that there is time for everything, hence the biblical quote in my blog's banner "To everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven." No matter what we want to do, if it's not in His mighty hands, it wouldn't happen even if we turn the world upside down.

At the airport, while waiting for my flight to SG few days ago, I was seated beside a forty-something Australian woman (well, just basing from her sunshiny smile and accent) who was talking to her husband on the phone. It was the sweetest conversation I have ever heard, yet the simplest of all things, she just talked about what happened that day and the other day. My mind's always quick to imagine all sorts of stuff so I instantaneously visualized a couple with a happy marriage, then off I am to wishing and hoping and dreaming that someday someway somehow… ackk you can pretty much complete my sentence.

Then the woman looked at me, smiled and muttered "Twenty years of marriage, worth the wait. In life sweetie, you don't have to look for that person, just let that person look for you. He will come without you knowing it. Just enjoy life." And shoot. Boy, that did it. I was smiling from ears to ears as I board the plane on a solo flight. I know I am going to enjoy this Singapore trip all alone.

And was I correct. It didn't even come to my mind to imagine I was with someone in Marina Bay, someone holding my hands, or maybe someone putting his arms around me while watching the magnificent Songs of the Sea, or someone sitting beside me in the park bench watching the beautiful Fountain of Wealth. I was in every minute enjoying the company of myself. Of course I have to meet the cousins and all that but it didn't hinder. As usual, I shopped, all for myself this time around as I'm spending my own money in this trip (first time in history of mankind I tell you).

While we're out there or in here, just remember that we have to enjoy life no matter what and live it to the fullest. Alone or attached, it doesn't matter. Love yourself first and love others whole heartedly too. Solo journey like this refreshes the mind and soul. Enjoy the time we have for everything.

1 comment

Danielle said...

Thanks for your post, Jackie. Even though I've been surrounded by family for the past week, lately I've been feeling oddly lonely...probably since he left, and now even more so since my family left. Sometimes it's easy to forget to be completely happy just being by yourself. Thank you for reminding me why I came here; this is for me and there's less than two months left of it. And of course, I have some really awesome people here to hang out with whenever I'm feeling down ;) <3