Every relationship (or non relationship) that I have had in my life has taught me a lesson ... lessons that I carry with me till now. This is one of those things that make me smile when I remember them. I may be doing something and I'd realize, "Oh! M taught me this!" or "Hey, it was J who got me into this."
Here goes ....
MV ... You taught me that I should never leave even a single piece of rice or viand on my plate when I eat. Whenever we would eat together, you'd make sure that my plate was clean. You said that I needed to value the fact that I have food to eat while some people in another part of the world dies from hunger. I do this till now and I feel guilty when I can't finish what I have.
JM ... You taught me that there are people in this world who truly believe that all is fair in love and war. You were one of them. I'm glad that till now, I am not.
ES ... You taught me that even when someone is attractive on the outside, the inside could be uglier than the ugliest thing on earth. You were by far the most handsome amongst all, but you were the first to make me feel bad about myself. You acted like I was lucky to be with you. In reality, you were lucky to have me.
RS ... You taught me that pride has no place when it comes to love. Thank you. This is one lesson that I still believe in. Unfortunately, I have not met anyone who feels the same.
RA ... You taught me that though pride has no place when it comes to love ... dignity should never be trampled. You treated me like trash and trampled me. I now know that I will never let this happen to me again.
JB ... You taught me that once a cheater, always a cheater. You introduced me to your family and even brought me to the province ... and cheated on me the following week. Now I know that a cheater will never change.
and for the others ...
K ... You taught me that even when someone has feelings for you ... even when you jive and are totally in sync with one another ... it just won't work when one of you is too scared to even try. You were too scared and I just couldn't wait anymore.
CP ... You taught me that if there is a will, there is a way; because you did not have enough will, you did not make a way. I ended up with the wrong man because I thought you gave up on me.
And you, MD ... you are teaching me that sometimes, things just happen and all we can do is to let it flow and pray that we don't drown.