Beautiful Love Story

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My sister forwarded this beautiful love story, I thought I'd share it with you.


“You can't undo anything you've already done, but you can face up to it. You can tell the truth. You can seek forgiveness. And then let God do the rest.”


He met her at a party. She was so outstanding, many guys chasing after her, while he was so normal, nobody paid attention to him.

At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was surprised but due to being polite, she promised. They sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything, she felt uncomfortable, and she thought to herself, "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, so strange! His face turned red but still, he put the salt in his coffee and drank it. She asked him curiously, "Why you have this hobby?" He replied, "When I was a little boy, I lived near the sea, I liked 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 are still living there." While saying that tears filled his eyes. She was deeply touched. That's his true feeling, from the bottom of his heart. A man who can tell out his homesickness, he must be a man who loves home, cares about home, has responsibility of 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 actually he was 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 him! Thanks to his salty coffee! Then the story was just like every beautiful love story, the princess married to the prince, and then they were living the happy life... And, every time she made coffee for him, she put some salt in the coffee, 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, forgive my whole life's lie. This was the only lie I said to 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 so I just went ahead. I never thought that could be the start of our communication! 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 for anything... Now I'm dying, I afraid of nothing so I 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 knew you, I never feel sorry for anything I do for you. Having you with me is my biggest happiness for my whole life. If I can live for the second time, still want to know you and have you for my whole life, even though I have to drink the salty coffee again."

Her tears made the letter totally wet. Someday, someone asked her, "What's the taste of salty coffee?" She replied, "It's sweet."

Pass this to everyone because love is not to forget but to forgive, not to see but understand, not to hear but to listen, not to let go but HOLD ON!!!!


Photo Courtesy: Just Be Photography

21 comments:

Gratitude said...

I honestly think you are sweet too! and you'd make a wonderful friend. ^_^

nice A said...

Love this love story. I read it somewhere but I love reading it again. Here. It's a nice blog.
Thanks a lot for leaving your thoughts on my post.
Have a great day, Rose Belle!

Mei Teng said...

I like the quote. Everyone needs second chances.

JoeyRes said...

I don't drink coffee, but I can't imagine drinking it with salt your whole life!

TK said...

That's a very interesting love story indeed.I really thought that the man really liked the salty coffee. It makes sense that when you grow up near the sea, you will miss the sea and the beaches and the sea water maybe... Thanks for sharing the story and the beautiful quote.

Sharon said...

Dear Rose Bell,
Just wanted to assure you that I am very honored that you chose my photo. You are welcome to any. Thank you also for sharing your travel, etc dreams. You have a lovely blog!!

Superman said...

Nice story. Very touching... sob sob.

MaryMoh said...

Beautiful, touching stories. True.... everyone deserves a second chance.

Veronica Lee said...

Love the story and quote.

BTW, my boys - Josh and Rodney are 13 and 11.

Cheryl said...

What a lovely story!

Rose Belle said...

@Gratitude - Thanks for the kind words!

@Joey - Yeah, me too. Salty coffee? Can't imagine drinking it!

@Sharon - Thanks for your permission. I love both the tulips and quotes. They fit so nicely with the story!

Muthering Heights said...

Lovely!

HalfCrazy said...

Wow, that is so beautiful! No time for getting mad because it has been a lie in the start. The lie from the start doesn't really matter as long as the journey is something to not be forgotten.

Buckeroomama said...

What a sweet story. :)

KN said...

I drink my coffee plain. For a guy to drink it salty for someone he loves, that shows how much he is in love with her.

Gwei Mui said...

What a great story. I think your blog is amazing. I feel extremely honored that you paid a visit to mine!

Serline said...

Nice story, thanks for sharing that!

Ebie said...

What a sweet love story! Thanks for sharing....

Dorothy said...

A great story you can feel the love, and that's so rare. I'll smile when I drink coffee and put sugar in it again.

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

Betsy (zen-mama.com) said...

What a cute story! I love Love stories!

Thanks for visiting me today!

nothingprofound said...

A lovely parable of love and the sacrifices it entails-and exquisitely told.