He met her at a party. She was so beautiful, many guys were chasing after
her, while he was so plain and simple, nobody paid attention to him.
At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was
surprised, but to be polite, she consented. They went to a nice
coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything, she felt uncomfortable,
she thought, please, let me go home... suddenly he asked the waiter.
"would you please give me some salt? I'd like to put it in my coffee."
Everybody stared at him, How strange! His face turned red, but still, he
put the salt in his coffee and drank it.
She asked him curiously; why you have salt in your coffee? He replied:
"when I was a little boy, I lived near the sea, I like playing in the
sea, I could feel the taste of the sea, just like the taste of the salty
coffee. Now every time I have the salty coffee, I always think of my
childhood, think of my hometown, I miss my hometown so much, I miss my
parents who still live there"... While saying that tears filled his eyes.
She was deeply touched.
That's his true feelings, from the bottom of his heart. A man who can
share his homesickness, he must be a man who loves home, cares about
home, has ties to his home.
Then she also started to speak, spoke about her faraway hometown, her
childhood, her family. That was a really nice talk, also a beautiful
beginning of their story.
They continued to date. She found that he was actually a man who meets
all her demands; he had
tolerance, was kind hearted, warm, careful. He was such a good person but
she almost missed knowing him! Thanks to his salty coffee!
The story ended just like every beautiful love
story , the princess married the prince, then they lived happily ever
after... And, every time she made coffee for him, she put some
salt in it, as she knew that's the way he liked it.
After 40 years, he passed away, left her a letter which said: "My
dearest, please forgive me, I have been lying my whole life. This was the
only lie I told you---the salty coffee.
Remember the first time we dated? I was so nervous at that time, actually
I wanted some sugar, but I said salt. It was hard for me to change it, so
I just went ahead.I never thought that could be the start of our
conversation! I tried to tell you the truth many times in my life, but I
was too afraid to do that, as I have promised not to lie to you about
anything. Now I'm dying, I'm afraid of nothing so I can tell you the
truth: I don't like the salty coffee, what a strange bad taste... But I
have had the salty coffee for my whole life!!!
Since I met you, I don't ever feel sorry for everything I did for you. "
Having you with me is the biggest thrill of my whole life. If I can live
a second time around, I would still want to know you and have you for the
rest of my life,even though I have to drink the salty coffee again".
Her tears made the letter totally wet. One day, someone asked her: how
did the salty coffee taste? It was very sweet, she replied.
Love is not to forget but to forgive, not to see but to understand, not
to hear but to listen, not to let go but to HOLD ON !!!!
Don't ever leave the one you love for the one you like, because the one
you like will leave you for the one they love. Tonight your true love
will realize how much they love you, between 1 and 4 in the morning.
Tomorrow the shock of your life will
occur. If you break the chain you will have bad luck for 10 yrs if you
don't pass this on to 15 people in 15 mins including the one from whom
Forget the things that make you sad...
Remember the things that make you glad...
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