Sunday, July 02, 2006

I got this in a forward mail and found it really worth sharing so here it is for all my blog friends hope u all like it too:) :)
I ran into a stranger as he passed by,"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.He said, "Please excuse me too;I wasn't watching for you."We were very polite, this stranger and I.We went on our way and we said goodbye.
But at home a different story is told,How we treat our loved ones, young and old.Later that day, cooking the evening meal,My son stood beside me very still.When I turned, I nearly knocked him down."Move out of the way," I said with a frown.He walked away, his little heart broken.I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.While I lay awake in bed,God's still small voice came to me and said,"While dealing with a stranger,common courtesy you use,but the family you love, you seem to abuse.Go and look on the kitchen floor,You'll find some flowers there by the door.Those are the flowers he brought for you.He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."By this time, I felt very small,And now my tears began to fall.I quietly went and knelt by his bed;"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said."Are these the flowers you picked for me?"He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.I love you anyway."I said, "Son, I love you too,and I do like the flowers, especially the blue.
"FAMILYAre you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us ina matter of days.But the family we left behind will feel the lossfor the rest of their lives.And come to think of it, we pour ourselves moreinto work than into our own family,an unwise investment indeed,don't you think?So what is behind the story?
Do you know what the word FAMILY means?


Reza said...

Aww thats so sweet :).

Gaurav Jain said...

Very true and extremely powerful message this post has. Especially since a mother learns a lesson from her son..

Wonderful post, Samrina!

Tim Rice said...

That's neat. Great story and I never heard family explained like your post did at the end.

JamesBright said...

Wow...! That is a very lovely and meaningful post Samrina..!
I have never seen anybody explained the word 'family' as you have done in your post!

samrina said...

Reza... glad that u liked it, thnx for ur sweet words:)

Gaurav Jain... thnx alot Guarav n its really nice that u discover the hidden message in it:)

Tim Rice... glad that u liked it, thnx for ur words here:)

James Bright... thnx alot friend for ur sweet words at ur blog n ur comment here:)

Takecare all.

V N said...

There are a million times when we take those near and dear to us, for granted; and the hurt that happens in the bargain is too much. Nice that u brought up the issue yet again.


EXSENO said...

I cried. Everyone should read this.

samrina said...

Velu... true u stated too, thnx for stopping by n liking the post :)

Exseno... yeah everyone shud read n understand the message been conveyed. Thnx for stopping by:)

Takecare all.

Sugarlips said...

This is so neat & you learn something from this post :)

samrina said...

Nadi... thnx alot sis for ur visit really glad to hear from u after such a loong time, hope u doing fine there.


Sugarlips said...

This is not Nadi Samrina :) Actually I'm Nadi's friend :) she told me about u :)

U take care too...!

samrina said...

Sugarlips... Oh! i m extremely sorry i really misunderstood:( thnx for the correction n welcome at my blog, hope to c u around:) :)