Good-bye... One week later, he heard of her death. She had perished in New York, in the event that shocked the world. Midnight. Once again, he lit his cigarette and like before, he felt the lingering ache in his heart. He finally knew she was the missing rib that he had carelessly broken.
Sometimes, people say things out of moments of fury. Most often than not, the outcome could be disastrous and detrimental. We vent 99% of our frustrations at our loved ones and even though we know that we ought to "think twice and act wisely", it's often easier said than done. Things happen each day, many of which are beyond our control.
Let us treasure every moment and everyone in our lives. If you plan to just value them tomorrow, tomorrow may never come... and you realize one of them could have been your missing rib.
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Carleen Irvine --- Arima, Trinidad and Tobago
I am sure you would have preferred to hear a happy ending to this story, where they met and made back up and lived happily ever after. But this did not happen. And so, this true story ends on a sad note. The good thing is that you and I still have the opportunities to make the stories in our lives have happy endings. So, don't let your missing rib or your rib-owner pass you by. Don't disappoint or hurt the people you care most about or who care most about you. You see you never know when they may be taken from you, so be sure to relate to them how much they mean to you and how much you love them, EVERYDAY.