Sunday, April 23, 2006

Love of Parents

An 80 year old man was sitting on the sofa in his house along with his 45 years old highly educated son.

Suddenly a crow perched on their window.The Father asked his Son, "What is this?" The Son replied "It is a crow".After a few minutes, the Father asked his Son the 2nd time, "What is this?"

The Son said "Father, I have just now told you "It's a crow". After a little while, the old Father again asked his Son the 3rd time, What is this?"At this time some ex-pression of irritation was felt in the Son'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 t he 4th time, "What is this?"This time the Son shouted at his Father, "Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again, although I have told you so many times 'IT IS A CROW'. Are you not able to understand this?"

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 was sitting 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 h e asked me the same question again and again for 23 times. Idid not at all feel irritated I rather felt affection for my innocent child".

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

I am able to remember each time I shouted mummy and papa for innumerous things. And, yes I know he was not really angry with me. And to his greatness he never made any note of our stupid acts. So..

If your parents attain old age, do not repulse them or look at them as a burden, but speak to them a gracious word, be cool, obedient, humble and kind to them. Be considerate to your parents.

Received it by email and it is true as I also answer back at them


Blogger வேதா said...

yes, thats true that we tend to grow irritated with our ageing parents. a good post indeed.:)

Blogger Has to be me said...

Yup smiley I recently read this as a fwded email that I recd & found it quite true! A good reminder for all of us what all our parents have done 4 us.

Blogger Jeevan said...

very nice:} every one should tell there kids, who they grow them.

Blogger shobhna said...

that is a very nice one :)

Blogger Iris said...

I guess u are right. But u have made me write a post on it! (again!)

Blogger Shuba said...

Lovely post...loved it

Blogger smiley said...

veda, got it by email and put some sense into my head, love and patience :)

Has to be me, Atleast for me someone has to keep reminding me :)

Jeevan,i feel our kids will follow how we treat our parents :)

Shobna, welcome back :)

Iris, here we go again :)

Shuba, thanks

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