Saturday, October 20, 2007

Value of parents...

I have read this thought provoking and a short story with a valuable lesson in it few days and found it really worth sharing so here it is for all my readers. Hope you all gonna agreed with it too.

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 ex-pression of irritation was felt in the Son's
tone when he said to his Father with a rebuff. "It's a crow, a
A little after, the Father again asked his Son t he 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.
When the son read it, the following words were written in the
diary :-
"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 h e 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.


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,
obedient, humble and kind 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".
Say a prayer to God, "I will serve my old parents in the BEST
way. I will say all good and kind words to my dear parents, no
matter how they behave.

Parents are precious gift of God just ask the value of parents who have lost them....

Best Regards,



Noushy Syah said...

Salam Samrina!

How are you lately? hope you're in the finest situation and happy as used to be.

Guess what? What you write here is the advert on Eid Mubarak for Petronas in Malaysian TV to remind us that parents love is unconditionally...unlike children!!

It's really touched my heart seeing the's exactly the same as what you described here and the only thing is that advert was in Malaysian language...if you have free time do visits @ under the title of 'burung murai'..

Have a gr8 w/end my dear!

Janice Thomson said...

This is a beautiful message Samrina. Thank you for sharing it.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love this! Thank you.

Lubna said...

Hi Samrina
I am not sure whether you are from Karachi or elsewhere. I do hope you, your family and friends are safe.

simple girl.. ..simple dream said...

it's my 1st visit to ur blog
u have a nice writting style
this post is gr8

bablu said...

Very thought provoking !

magiceye said...

spot on!

take care

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

i have read the story before. It sometimes forces me to feel guilty. :(
I love my parents so much yet i am took quick to snub them at times :(

Anonymous said...


Nice one...

shades of twilight said...

ah.. Samri.. this story evoked so many memories about my childhood.. those good old days...!
thanks a lot...

dintoons said...

beautiful, and truly wise... thanx for sharing! :o)

Jac said...

That was wonderful, samrina !

EXSENO said...

Every youn adult who is not a parent there self should have to read this.

drips of paint said...

nice story ...

but in this world some kids never have kind parents.

hope you are well, samrina


Noushy Syah said...

Drop by to say how are you doing sis?

Hope you're fine and ok yea.

drips of paint said...

Samrina... no trace of you for how long now... you well???

Jac said...

Where are you, Sameera ?

drips of paint said...

I just learn that life in Pakistan could be very tense due to the present political climate ... especially this week ahead.

hope your not being around is not due to the above...

My thought is with you and pakistan!:)

Human said...

Peace Be Upon You. I recently sent you an e-mail in an effort to regain contact, then later today your url popped in my head.
I hope all is well with you and yours.

I wish I had the patience of the Father that is in the story. I have 3 yr old. It used to be cute. Now I just redirect him and sometimes I just start asking repetitive questions to him.

Jac said...

hiatus !! ?

Noushy Syah said...

Salam Samrina,

Drop by to say how R U doing....since you are on hiatus, hope things are OK yea..

Cergie said...

What a great story !
It is difficult to admit that parents can become one day as our child...
Difficult to admit become the mother of your mother...

How lovely ! You upload pictures now. It will be fun !

Cheers, dear Samrina....