“True love does not only encompass the things that make you feel good, it also holds you to a standard of accountability.” One of the best signs of a true love is that it brings positive changes in lovers bringing happiness to them and filling their life with joys.
Rare as it may seem, but true love does exist. True love lies in truth and stands for truth sake. It is accompanied by strong feelings of sacrifice and so it leads one to put the spirit of self-sacrifice by entwining with the notion of love. True love is a like a beautiful flower. As a flower emits scents to make the garden charming and create interest and delight the senses, so does the true love, being associated with true emotions, emits the energy to make one feel good and real one. When true love comes in one’s life, it overspreads one’s whole being and makes his world beautiful and charming. One of the greatest signs of true love is that it’s not at all free to change; rather it spurs a beneficial realignment of priorities and inspires one to genuinely love another while encouraging to adapt new circumstances and bring the changes for the better. This is what is true about this story that I am sharing with.
This is the story of my college life. I still vividly remember my college days. I was pretty much enjoying my life in studying in a way as needed and making new friends. Everyone knows that college is not just about studying; it is about socializing and making new friends from different parts of the city. College is the place where you can learn new skills and enjoy your time with your friends.
I had many friends in my college. As you know that people are inherently and genetically different from each other, each person being different is so essential a part of our experience in our lives. One of my best friends name was Zahid who was really a good-natured person. Everything about zahid was good except that he did not seem to be interested in his studies and neither he was punctual to the college. Though we all friends advised him to take interest and be punctual to the college, but our words had no effect on him. He used to tell us, “I am born in a wealthy and influential family and I do not need a college degree.” According to him one does not need a college degree to become a wealthy and successful entrepreneur. We could not understand whether he said so jokingly or seriously, as he used to ignore our advice and just shillyshallied the matter.
However, few months passed and every one of us got busy in preparing for the semesters, as they were approaching near. We were engaged in collecting notes, going to library, spending extra time in studying and discussing with each other about our studies. During the time, we began to notice that he was getting punctual gradually.
Also, he started showing interest in studies. At first, we thought that his parents must have advised him and so he was following their advice like an obedient son. That’s good. But, much to our surprise, we recognized that there was a great change in him in a few days. Now, he was not the same person as before. Neither he talked to us the way he did previously nor did he show much interest to stay with us while we passed sometime in the nearby restaurant. Those amusing things that he used to do frequently: bursting in laughter, making funny comments on friends and looking happy and cheerful at all times were no more with him. He seemed to be wrapped up in his own thoughts and often he kept himself apart from friends. This made all of us more curious to know after all what happened to him during this span of time. We tried to talk about the matter, but he’d get upset. His reserve left us feeling that he never wanted to share his feelings. However, we were supposed to be his good friends. How could we leave him feeling overwhelmed by sadness or discomfort? One fine day, we ultimately got a chance to discuss and discover what made him a little bit of different person. Upon our insistence he disclosed the fact that he was in love. He also revealed his deep and strong love for his beloved in a few words. The way he spoke to us and expressed his love for his beloved was amazing.
Neither well nor accurately, but I still remember some of the words that he expressed about his true love for his beloved. At first, he raised a question, “Do you believe in love at first sight? Few moments later, he told himself, “I know what one feels when one experiences this. I experienced love at first sight. This happened a few months ago. While I was passing the road, my eyes saw a beautiful girl that I never saw before. Barely did I see her face for a few moments when my world stopped for a few seconds. My heart seems to beat faster. Within a few moments, I wanted to see her beautiful face again and again. I thought myself to be a fortunate person, because she also steadily looked at me. I felt that my life has changed and I will never be the same person. However, I had to leave the place, because it was getting crowded due to huge traffic. That was the happiest day of my life. Friends, when you are in love, you can’t fall asleep. This is what happened with me and I did not get a wink of sleep that night. Since then my condition was such that I was not interested in anything else except gazing at her charming face. I decided to manage the time in such a way that I could see her pretty face while passing that road. Fortunately, I had a chance to see her every day and she looked at me with a pleasant simile too. That’s happening in the past few days. One day, I decided to talk to her and express my love for her. I wore my purple shirt and black pant which I like the most and made my way to meet her. When I saw her, at first, I felt shy, excited and scared, because it was my first time that I was going to express a romantic compliment. Somehow I could manage to say after wishing her a good morning, I told her I want you know that since the day I saw you I have fallen in love with you. Though there are no words to express the gratitude I feel in my heart, but I can say that I remain thankful that you came in my life as a special one. I love you with all my heart and soul. We drove for a while in silence and my curiosity was mounting. Little did I feel nervous if this is one-sided love, but without even a moment’s thought, she said she too loves me and that I am what she thought about. When she said to me this, there was no limit to my happiness. I felt as though I had wings and was ready to fly. I was thrilled and felt a great pleasure. Thanking her wholeheartedly, I told that I am fortunate to have you. So, my whole world has changed since she came in.
Now, we both love each other. We don’t meet often, but we exchange the love letters and express our deep love through the letters. Each and every love letter of my beloved inspires me, motivates me, and instills confidence in me. Love makes me feel that I am living a purposeful and a meaningful life. I want to be punctual to the college. I want to study seriously. I have to become a great and successful person. This is what my beloved wants and I have to do it.”
Having heard all this, we all friends shed tears of happiness, wonder and gratitude. It was really the proudest moment for all of us to know about such an interesting love story of our friend – This amazing story is an example of true love.
True love is one of the greatest gifts of God to mankind. It is said to be one of the rarest jewels of life. Some people have different notions of what it means to be in love. Love is not something that one can do time pass with; neither it’s merely a sexual love. To be sexually attracted to someone does not mean at all that one is in love with that person. Sex is a natural part of married life. Premarital sex leads to harsh consequences. One should refrain from that kind of love, because that is not a real love.
Indeed, true love is like a sacred emotion that does not delight in evil but prospers with the truth. Though it is hard to find true love, but when you find it, then do cherish it. True love comes once in a life time, do not lose it. This way, you will feel that you are the happiest and the most fortunate person in the world, because you love someone and you too are loved. “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”
K. A. Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Blogger, Software Developer
BBA, MBA-Finance, MPhil-Financial Management, (MSc-Software Engineering)
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and Programming
Certificate course in English language proficiency
Level 1 – Leadership and Management ILM – UK
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India