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Sunday, 1 November 2015

Parents showed you love, replicate now

Taking care of parents when aged
A Father was sitting on the sofa in his house along with his 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. 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 he asked me the same question again and again for 23 times. I did not 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.

So...when 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”

31 comments:

  1. What a great story and post. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  2. A beautiful reminder to be patient and loving to our parents. Have a lovely week!

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  3. Patience and understanding are something to crow about. I must try to remember this.

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  4. Yes...well....perhaps if my mother hadn't emotionally and mentally abused me my whole life I would be more patient. But when I get the same question 5 times within one minute, I blow my top. I don't have patience as it is. This is one of the many reasons why I didn't have kids of my own.

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  5. Beautiful and heart touching story. A very good lesson for all :)

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  6. Wise words to live by..... My parents are now both gone now and I was taught to respect them and everyone even though we are different... I just wish they were both still here to ask me that question 23 times. Happy November
    JB

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  7. That is good advice but not always possible. Depends on the parents.

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  8. this is a beautiful reminder. great post, it brought tears to my eys. :)

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  9. dementia and altzheimers are terrible diseases and it is so very hard to answer the same questions over and over, and if you do get irritated just say i am sorry and move on and do not feel guilty.

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  10. My parents have long passed, but I do hope my children will feel this way when the time comes.

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  11. I hope that all children that were raised by good parents who loved them remember this as their parents age ;-)

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  12. Honor your mother and father is the first command with promise...that you may live a long life.

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  13. I do hope my son will grow up to be patient and loving with me. I make sure to set a good example with being that way to my mom. :) Wonderful post.

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  14. A sweet and tender lesson in this story.

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  15. Hell yes, adult children need to remember that their parents put up with a lot of shit when they were children and answered so many annoying questions over and over and usually did so without losing it

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  16. This is a beautiful story, and it even brought a tear to my eye. Thank you for sharing it, it was very much appreciated.

    Happy November!

    ~Sheri

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  17. Very wise words indeed. :-) Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting, great to "meet" you.
    Have a great evening.

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  18. We all need to remember the patience of that father - it's much like the patience and love our Father has for us.

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  19. This is an amazing story! I want to remember that. Thank you so much for sharing. Kindness starts at home most of all and most importantly.

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  20. Hi Jeno - that's great .. and what fun way to remind us about being kind and caring - remembering people don't necessarily remember asking the question - being kind and considerate to the elderly really gives their life a little extra pluff - a smile, a hug, a caring thought ... 23 times -I'd have been driven nutty!!!! Now not so ... cheers Hilary and thanks for coming past my blog ...

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  21. That's a beautiful story! Such a great reminder to love those who have always shown us love, even when they are being a little unlovable.

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  22. Thank you for sharing this story.

    May I know the name of this Bird?

    :)

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  23. I saw that video and it brought tears to my eyes. What a lovely short story.

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  24. A really remarkable story about patience. We lose patience so often, we get irritated very quickly. I wish we could look at our elders without thinking them as burden, however, I know in these times it is becoming more and more difficult.

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