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An Hour with Family

At one time I found a text-file in a computer that was used together. The file contents was as follows :

A man back home from work, late, tired and irritated, and find his 5 years old son waiting for him at the door.
Son : "Daddy, may I ask you a question?"
Daddy : "Yeah sure, what is it?"
Son : "Dad, how much do you earn for a hour?"
Daddy : "That's none of your business, and why do you ask such a thing?" (daddy said with angry).
Son : "I just want to know. Please tell me how much do you earn for an hour?"
Daddy : "I make Rs. 500 an hour, so what the problem!"
Son : "Ohh..." (the little boy replied, with his head down)
Daddy : "Look up"
Son : "Dad, may I please borrow Rs. 300?"

The father was furious, and said : "If the only reason you ask to borrow some money is to buy a silly toy or other nonsense, then quickly go to your bedroom. Think why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday not for this childish behavior."

The little boy quietly went to his bedroom and shut the door. The man sat down and started getting even angrier about the little boy's questions. He mumble : "How dare he ask such questions only to get some money"

After about a hour or so, the man has calmed down, and started to think: "May be there was something he really need to buy with that Rs.300. As I know, he rarely ask for money"

Then the man went to the little boy's room and open its door.
"Are you asleep, son?" he asked.
"No daddy, I'm awake," replied the boy.
"I've been thinking, may be I was too hard on you earlier. It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's Rs.300 for you", said the man.
The little boy sat straight up, smiling.
"Oh thank you dad !", he yelled, then reaching something under his pillow, he pulled some scrapped notes.

The man see that the boy already had money, started to get angry again, but the little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at his father.
Daddy : "Why do you want money if you already had some?"
Son : "Because I didn't have enough, but now I have it. Daddy... I have Rs. 500 now. Can I buy a hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you"

It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. If we "gone" someday, the company that we're working could easily replace us in a couple of days. But... our family (especially wife / children) that we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their life. So please think about that if you spend much of your time to work than your family. Unwise investment indeed.

By the way, did you know what is the full words of FAMILY?
FAMILY = Father And Mother I Love You.
After finish reading that file, without being realized my tear goes down. Really affects me as a workaholic.

Comments

  1. As a father of an Adult young lady and a teen age son I can relate to this post...

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  2. Oh my Gosh, that was a touching post.. Hope you don't mind but I am going to grab and post this on my blog..

    Thanks for sharing..

    Rose

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  3. oh this is the most touching I've ever read.Can I post this in my blog too? or in my friendster account?I will linked it back to you.I will do this after your permission.Thank you vey much!

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  4. To : Gina & Chubskulit-rose.
    I pleased you to re-post (grab) this article, as long as linked back to me and not change its content. May the feeling of family's love will be spread to everyone. Especially on the era where love began to fade caused by individualism.

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