Sunday, March 04, 2007

Just another interesting Short Story

Here's an interesting short story a friend of mind posted me today.. It seems quite true for most of us treating our parents for granted, isn't it so ?.

An 80-year old man was sitting on the sofa in his house along with his 45-year old highly educated son, when suddenly a crow perched on their window.

The father asked his son: "What is that?" and The son replied: "It is a crow".

After a few minutes, the father asked his son the 2nd time, "What is that?"

The son said: father, I have just told you "It is a crow".

After a little while, the aged father again asked his son the 3rd time, "What is that?"

At this time, some ex-pression of irritation was felt in the s on's tone when he said to his father with a rebuff: "It's a crow, a crow".

A little after, the father again asked his son the 4th time: "What is that?"

This time the son shouted at his father: "Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again although I have already told you so many times 'IT IS A CROW'. Were you not able to understand that?"

A little later the father went to his room and came back with an old tattered diary, which he had maintained since his son was born.

On opening a page, he asked his son to read that page. When the son read it, the following words were written in the diary : "Today my little son, aged three, was sitting with me on the sofa, when a crow suddenly perched on the window. My son asked me 23 times what it was, and I replied to him all 23 times that it was a Crow. I hugged him lovingly each time he asked me the same question again and again for 23 times. I did not at all feel irritated, I rather felt affection for my innocent child".

While the little child asked him 23 times "What is that?", the father had felt no irritation in replying to the same question all 23 times, and today when the father asked his son the same question just 4 times, the son felt irritated and annoyed.

So the moral of the story.. If our parents attain old age, do not be repulsed by them or look at them as a burden, but speak to them in gracious words, be cool, obedient, humble and kind to them. Be considerate to our parents.

From today say this aloud: "I want to see my parents happy forever. They have cared for me ever since I was a little child.

They have always showered their selfless love on me".

They crossed all mountains and valleys without seeing the storm and heat to make me a person presentable to the society today.

Say this now: "I will serve my old parents in the BEST way I can and I will say all good and kind words to my dear parents, no matter how they behave".


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