Value of parents

Philippines
August 1, 2008 12:33am CST
An 80 year old man was sitting on the sofa 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's aa crow". After a few minutes, the Fatger again asked his Son the 2nd time, "What is this?" The Son said "Father, I have just 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 expression 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 the Son the 4th time, "What is this?" This time the Son shouted at his Father, "Why do you keep aasking me the same question again and again, although I have told you so many times "IT'S A CROW". Are you not able to understand this?" A little later the Father went to his room and came back wtih 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 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 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 all feel irritated I rather felt affiction for my innocent child". When the 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 the Father asked his Son the same question just 4 times, the Son felt irritated and annoyed. 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, ovedient, humble and kinf to them. Be considerate to your 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 in the society today". Then Say a prayer to God, "I will serve my old parents in the BEST way. I will say all good and kind to my dear parents, no matter how they behave.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
Hi hindichinese! That is a very beautiful story. A reminder for us to show gratitude to our parents who have loved, cared and guided us all through the years of growing up until we all have learned how to fly on our own. Thanks for sharing this beautiful story. Take care always...God Bless!
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
My dear, your story literally put me to tears! It touched my heart and I was really moved! The reality of that story to life is what made me quite emotional while reading your post. Indeed sometimes, children are so mean to their parents. When they are already old and becoming senile, children sometimes get tired and irritated with their actions and words. They never get to realize that when they were young their parents so patiently and lovingly nurtured them. It is a very sad reality and how I wish youngsters who could read this story will learn a good lesson. Someday soon they'd become parents themselves and it would be so sad if they would experience being emotionally abused by their own children. After all, history repeats itself. Thanks a lot for that wonderful post. Have a nice day!
• Australia
1 Aug 08
I agree totally with valueing your parents and grandparents, some people dont have the opportunity to grow up with their parents or grandparents and you should make the most of their wisdom, love and comfort whenever you get the opportunity beacuse when they are gone their stories are gone and so is their love and compassion and you cant get it back. I find that if I show love for my parents at all times especially where my own children are concerned they will show the same respect and love for both myself and my husband when we are older and maybe sometimes irritating them with our habits or repetitive questions. What goes around comes around!!!