Respecting our parents and elders is the most primary thing we learn everywhere, be it at school or at home. Unlike all other etiquettes, it is not taught but felt by all the individuals towards their parents. Our parents are the most important thing in our lives. We can live without anyone but not without our parents. They have been with us since our birth and try to love and support us as much as they can.
But there always a time comes, when they lose the ability to protect us anymore. They grow old and with old age comes many problems. They suffer from diseases, pain and incapable of doing many things. Therefore it becomes our responsibility to love them and support them at every point. They will not stay us until the end. Someday or the other, they will leave this world and us for ever. Therefore, it is our duty to make their stay in this world worthwhile till the end and make them feel special as ever.
Undoubtedly, our parents have crossed all mountains and valleys without seeing the storm and heat to make us into a proud individual today. No matter how much we have made them suffer as a child, they never stop to love us. Their love and care for us never cease to exist. But do we children realize what they have sacrificed for making our lives better, how they have suffered just to see us happy, and much they have tolerated our nonsense at many points in their lives?
Here’s this extremely heart touching story-
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 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 his Son the 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. This is what the son read-
“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 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 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.”
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