I used to be a great fan of The Partridge Family and the song "I'll meet you halfway" by David Cassidy. Here's the song for those of the younger generation.
I think, during that era, David was the heartthrob of many. While I did not really declare my love for him openly, nevertheless I was deeply and totally dedicated to him. There were afternoons when I just laid in bed listening to the song and willing him to feel my love. Those were the days!
Yesterday, on the coach, halfway between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, I thought of this song and the memories of my early teenage years came back. How juvenile they seem now when I remember the longing I felt for a guy that didn't know I existed? It made me smile.
Many things make me smile these days. I find that it's not difficult to be happy if that is what you really want. Likewise, if you are looking for misery, you'll bump into it at every corner.
I had to work quite long hours for the last three weeks. I thought that it would make me miserable to do so. Actually, it was quite fulfilling. I liked the idea that I rose up to the occasion and did what was necessary. Leaving the office later meant traffic had eased and driving home was a breeze. From a long time ago, I knew that hard work never killed anybody. It still holds true. Yet we need to know when to take a break. It helps in many ways.
I'll meet you halfway is more than the song implies. I believe that it's the solution for many of us. Meeting someone's expectations halfway and bending rather than breaking. Simply put, it's a compromise when we can't do it all. Giving our best even when it's not enough for the other party. It only means we've done our part and if it falls short, well, too bad then!
After being away from blogging due to the heavy workload, I'm glad to be back. If you've been visiting my blog and missing me, I'm glad you are here again reading this.
You've met me halfway!