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A girl in love asked her boyfriend.
Girl: Tell me… who do you love most in this world?
Boy: You, of course!
Girl: In your heart, what am I to you?
Boy: The boy thought for a moment and looked intently in her eyes and
said, “You are my rib.  In the Bible, it was said that God saw that Adam
was lonely, during his sleep; God took one of Adam’s rib and created
Every man has been searching for his missing rib, only when you find the
woman of your life;
you’ll no longer feel the lingering ache in
your heart.”
After their wedding, the couple had a sweet and happy life for a while.
However, the youthful couple began to drift apart due to the busy sched!
ule of life and the never-ending worries of daily problems. Their life
became mundane. All the challenges posed by the harsh realities of life
began to gnaw away their dreams and love for each other. The couple
began to have more quarrels and each quarrel became more heated.
One day, after the quarrel, the! girl ran out of the house. At the
opposite side of the road, she shouted, “You don’t love me!” The boy
hated her childishness and out of impulse, retorted, “Maybe, it was a
mistake for us to be together! You were never my missing rib!”
Suddenly, she turned quiet and stood there for a long while…. He
regretted what he said but words spoken are like thrown away water, you
can never take it back. With tears, she went home to pack her things and
was determined in breaking-up.
Before she left the house, “If I’m really not your missing rib, please
let me! go….. She continued, “It is less painful this way…let us go
on our separate ways and search for our own partners…”
Five years went by…. He never remarried but he had
tried to find out
about her life indirectly…… She had left the
country and back….
She had married a foreigner and divorced….. He
felt anguished that she
never waited for him. In the dark and lonely night,
he lit his cigarette
and felt the lingering ache in his heart. He
couldn’t bring himself to
admit that he was missing her.
One day, they finally met…. At the airport, a
place where there were
many reunions and good-byes…. He was going away on a business trip.
She was standing there alone, with just the security door separating
them. She smiled at him gently.
Boy: How are you?
Girl: I’m fine. How about you… Have you found your missing rib?
Boy: No.
Girl: I’ll be flying to New York in the next flight.
Boy: I’ll be back in 2 weeks time. Give me a call when you are
back…You know my number… Nothing has changed.
With a smile, she turned around and waved good-bye.
“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

Sometimes, people say things out of moments of
fury….. Most often than
not, the outcome could be disastrous and
detrimental…. We vent our
frustrations 99% 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.  Tomorrow may never
come; give and accept what you have today.
Hope you all find your right missing ribs and when you find them, *
don’t forget to tell them what they are for you.
Have a wonderful and peaceful life!!!*

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One response to “Missing Rib”

  1. dimple Avatar

    hey lara.. this is an excellent example and advice to those who take out there frustration on their loved ones…..

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