Saturday, January 16, 2010

Can I buy some time?????????

We are busy with our lives most of the time. Now the world is moving at a pace where we are running to be on the same spot. Money has become very important aspect and earning it, we are at times losing out on valuable relationships.

We don’t have time for our Parents who are old and are looking forward to get some amount of love and attention they invested in us. How many of us at least try to pay the interest leave alone the principal amount?? When it comes to pay the loan we have taken from bank we are so prompt. We would feel so ashamed if we cheated them but when we do not pay back our parents there is no feeling of guilt at all.

Brothers and sisters are all lost in our hectic schedule and so are best of the friends.

Lonely wives waiting for the hubbies to come over for dinner and falling asleep on the dining table is a common sight. Many of them (including me) have spent their youth and most of middle age being grass widows.

Then come the children. Those tiny tots for whom parents are the idols to look forward to. They yearn for the little praise and little hug of love. But how generous are we to them? As I type this out I just wonder whether I should shut down the computer and be with my two lovely kids because I should practice before I preach………….. but then they are off to school and college respectively. So I am free to preach you all.

Here is a incident I read long ago which touched my heart ,,,,,,,,,

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his six-year-old

son waiting for him at the door. “Daddy, may 1 ask you a question?”“Yeah sure, what is it?” replied the man.

“Daddy, how much do you make an hour?” Thats none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?” the man said angrily. “1 just want to know Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?” pleaded the little boy. “If you must know, I make Rs 50 an hour.”

“Oh,’ the little boy replied, with his head down. Looking up, he said, “Daddy, may I please borrow Rs 25?”The father was furious, “If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy then go straight to your room and think about why you are being so selfish. Do I work hard everyday for such this childish behaviour?” After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think: maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that Rs 25 and the kid really didn’t ask for money very often.

The man opened the door of the little boy’s room and went up to his son, “I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier,” said the man, “lts been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the Rs 25 you asked for”

The little boy sat straightup,.smiling. “Oh! I love you, daddy!” Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at his father. “Daddy, I have Rs 50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.”•

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  1. even i wonder y do v take our loved ones for granted... its a very mysterious Q but most of do that!

  2. Looking forward to spending some time with my folks tomorrow.

    Bless you dear..


  3. I try very hard to be a good mother and nice companions to all the kids around. In return I am well accepted and appreciated by them. Can't say same about rest of my relations... May be my childhood experiences and my memory of it makes me behave well with children...

  4. That is a great story and it has a really good moral. We should all be more aware of the amount of time we give to each other.

  5. Ohhh...that's a story that really makes me think. Do I spend enough time with my children?

    I found a comment of yours on someone else's blog and decided to click to see your blog.

  6. A powerful, moral story!
    Thank you.
    hugs and

  7. Your words are so true. We get so wrapped up in our busy lives that sometimes we forget the most important people who matter to us. This is a good reminder to make time.

    I saw that story once before about the child buying time with his father. How sad. My children are all grown now, and I'm happy that I made the time for them when they were growing up.

    Today we sent a donation for Haiti.

  8. I am glad to know this old moral story has touched you all... I usually use it in my workshops for parents.

  9. I think I gonna call my parents.

  10. we sometimes indulge and preoccupy ourselves so much that later we regret for not having time for the loved ones..

    this post doesn't have anything that I didn't know earlier.. actually we all know this.. still your post made tears rolling down from my eyes..
    my mom and I used to have chit chats for long hours usually.. but for couple of weeks, i am so very unable to take out time for her.. she feels bad at times, then sometimes she says its OK to focus on work. But I can feel she is disheartened...

    Will try to take out sometime to call her on a daily basis.. to listen to her things..


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