Thursday, September 3, 2009

.: Family bonds :.

Lesson 1.

After having dinner, I didn't have the nerve to stay in my room all night long and spend it by watching the telly. I wanted to go out, to observe the people and their lifestyle. Dreadfully wanted to know, what are the things that make them tick. Alas, I had promised my friend that I will not go out at night.

Then I started walking around my floor. I ended up at the exit door, leading to the staircase.

And I heard the once familiar voices coming from the opposite building. I gingerly pushed the door, sights aside, I had a full view of families having dinner together. In their living room, at their balcony, on the rooftop. The chatters, the laughters, the screaming, the fighting ... it was a spectacular view.

The scene, reminded me of how things were.

A family that eats together, stays together.

Being away from family, made me realize that. Even after I came back, we seldom have meals together. Someone is always out, occupied with something supposedly more significant.

Mum :: When we are here, please make a point to eat with your dad. You know how much he values these little things.

Little things, do make a difference.

10.14pm Malaysian Time


Ms.Unique said...

Awww such a touching post ... Yeah exactly the little things do make a difference and are indeed so precious :D

Jeanne-ming Brantingham said...

yes, Yes, Yes! I totally agree. Beautiful post dear one.

RedAnna said...

so sweet...a beautiful post and a touching one!

Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

Awwww, you are right.

nadia said...

I agree! These 'little things' are the ones that usually matters the most. Nice post :)

Hajar Alwi said...

Ms.Unique :: Yes, they really are precious. :)

Jeanne-ming :: Thank you Jeanne! This is part of my 'lessons @ reminders in life' series that I obtained during my trip. With many more to come, of course~! ^^

Redanna :: Maybe I should print this out and let my parents read 'em ... but, action speaks louder than words. :)

Hajar Zamzam Ismail :: Aww~ thank you sis. :)

Nadia :: Sorry to say, these 'little things' are just the things we tend to overlook. Aih~~~ It's good to be reminded, time and time again. :)

Alisha said...

Very true. It's usually at the table families get together. :-)

Hajar Alwi said...

Yeah. :) And I'm really looking forward to having just that this Eid.