Friday, April 04, 2008


This is a true story which happened in the States. A man came out of his home to admire his new truck. To his puzzlement, his three-year-old son was happily hammering dents into the shiny paint of the truck. The man ran to his son, knocked him away, hammered the little boy's hands into pulp as punishment. When the father calmed down, he rushed his son to the hospital.

Although the doctor tried desperately to save the crushed bones, he finally had to amputate the fingers from both the boy's hands. When the boy woke up from the surgery & saw his bandaged stubs, he innocently said, 'Daddy, I'm sorry about your truck.' Then he asked, 'but when are my fingers going to grow back?' The father went home & committed suicide.

Think about this story the next time someone steps on your feet or you wish to take revenge. Think first before you lose your patience with someone you love. Trucks can be repaired.. Broken bones & hurt feelings often can't. Too often we fail to recognize the difference between the person and the performance. We forget that forgiveness is greater than revenge.

People make mistakes. We are allowed to make mistakes. But the actions we take while in a rage will haunt us forever.

Best Regards,


magiceye said...

very true

Annie said...

That's a powerful lesson, one the father didn't learn in time.

samrina said...

Hi Magiceye n Annie,

Thanks both of you for coming by and sharing your words here.

Take care

Janice Thomson said...

In hindsight there is much we would change but unfortunately it's too late....but not always thank goodness :) Thanks for sharing this Samrina.

Stacey said...

Oh gosh Samrina, how sad....
We all need to make mistakes sometime in our lives, if we dont we will never learn by them...
Thank you for sharing this!

Noushy Syah said...

Patience is a virtue that can still the strongest tempest!

To ERRR is human,to forgive is divine..that's why pencil has eraser on it.

Noushy Syah said...

p/s Sis, visit my blog and see the latest posting on 'statement of gratitude'..I'm sure you would be delighted to join the meme-tag on being gratitude! It can be done at any time you wish..

Have a gr8 weekend my dear.
Muahhss.Take care.

Human said...

Hi Samrina. I often click but your page never loads. Well I guess I shouldn't have said never :)
Thanks for you concern and good tidings.

This story touched me. It's the wee ones who suffer through no fault of their own.
Peace Be Upon You.
Your Friend, Human

samrina said...

Hi Janice,

Agreed... you are always welcome dear :)

Take care


Hi Stacey,

Yeah our mistakes are to teach us lesson for future.. but sensible is the one who learn from others mistakes...

Thanks for coming by :)

Take care


Hi Noushy,

Very well said.. nicely expressed.. good example though you shared.. pencil n eraser :)

Yeah I have just checked your blog and I just loved the idea n would definitely gonna do the tag very soon InshaAllah :)

God Bless you sweet sista :)

samrina said...

Hi Human,

Its pleasure to see you around dear friend after such a long gap. Yeah I can understand prob with the opening of the page anyhow I often visit your blog too n will keep on doing in future too :)

Yeah this true story touched my heart too thats why i shared it here with you all so that we can all learn a lesson from it..

Thanks for coming by n do hope to see you around often :)

God bless you too dear friend.

Shades said...

What an Eye opener...!!
thank you darling..!!

Friendly nextdoor guy said...

is it really a real one?

drips of paint said...

very sad ... a real story.

samrina said...

Hi Shades,

Yeah it is... you are always welcome dear :)

Take care


Hi Friendly Next door Guy,

Yeah it is... as per i get to know from the source..

Take care


Hi Tim,

Yes it is truly sad dear...

God bless you!

Carol said...

A very sad outcome which never should have happened.. A terrible shame with out society today, possessions seem to out way love of family..

Thankyou for sharing..

samrina said...

Hi Carol,

Yeah it is... hope we can understand this n stop ourself from making such miserable mistakes in life..

Take care