Saturday, October 16, 2010

Unconditional Love...

     A store owner was putting up a sign that read "Puppies for Sale". Soon a little boy came along and asked, " How much are you gonna sell those puppies for ? "  The store owner replied, "Anywhere between $30 to $50." The little boy reached into his pocket and pulled out some change. He said, " I have only $2.37, but can I have a look at them?" The store owner smiled and whistled.
      Out of the kennel came his dog named Lady, running down the aisle followed by five little puppies.

     One puppy was lagging considerably behind. The little boy immediately singled him out. He asked the owner what was wrong with that one and the owner explained that the pup was born with a bad hip socket and would limp all his life.

     The little boy was all set to buy that particular pup. The store owner tried to convince him that he would not really want a lame pup, but the little boy was adamant to buy the same for the same price as the others. He did not want the store owner to give the pup to him free. He looked him straight in the eye and said, " This pup is worth every bit as much as the other dogs and I'll pay the full price. In fact, I will give you $2.37 now and 50 cents every month until I have him paid for." Still the store owner tried to tell the boy that the pup would not be able to run, jump and play like the other puppies. Then the little boy reached down and rolled up his pant leg to reveal a badly twisted, crippled left leg supported by a big metal brace. He looked up at the man and said, "Well, I don't run so well myself and the little puppy will need someone who understands."

      Tears welled up in the store owner's eyes and he smiled and said, "Son, I hope and pray that each and every one of these puppies will have an owner such as you."

     We may never know of a greater character unless there is in ourselves something congenial to it. In life, it does'nt matter who you are, but whether, someone appreciates you for what you are, accepts you and loves you unconditionally.


  1. This story brought tears to my eyes... I can't help but cry...

  2. Sorry, I was crying so hard that I forgot what I wanted to share with you..
    Just want to thank you for sharing so many stories.. Keep writing, yeah? I always return to the post I commented and yeah, saw all your replies but usually, I would not comment again until the next new post..
    Most of your stories got me into tears but for a good reason.. They heal my afflicted heart.. You know, whenever I got to Church, tears will find their ways to my cheeks.. Yes, because I felt so loved, so at home.. Your stories did the same thing too..
    Anyway, I just started a new writing, Tingtasy Gratitude Journal.. Yeah, and you (your link) are in my first post for today.. Thank you for giving me something to be thankful for, sis..
    *Hug*, alright, I have said enough.. *wiping my tears away*, time to feed your fish now.. :) :) You might not know but I always feed them after reading.. :) :)

  3. Empathy works, yet I hope we do not just share empathy to the world but action. Action to make life worth living, action that will hone our talent. Talent that will show the world we can be like normal people despite our handicap.

  4. Jyotsna, this is really touching. You wrapped it up so beautifully that it touches the deepest part of my heart.

    How many of us realise the importance of giving, sharing and loving unconditionally?

  5. Oh ! I'm speechless ! I'm moved by your words ! I can't express what I'm feeling right now...
    I'm glad that these stories not only heal you therapeutically but also heal me. These stories makes us think as well as motivates us.
    Your words always make me to post better stories and believe me, you were only in my mind while posting :)
    Thank you so much for honouring me (my link) in your first post...will check soon :)
    congrates for your new writing..Tingtasy Gratitude Journal.
    I always read your posts...even checked your older ones too..n commented..:)
    its surprising to know abt fishes fed after reading my I should post more to feed them more..hahaha..nice ! ;)
    you are real sweet heart! :)

  6. Above comment is for my dear sis Krislin !
    sweetie check your Inbox ! :)

  7. @ Jolly Princess : thank you so much for your visit n comment ! :)
    keep visiting ! :)

    @ Balqis : So nice to know that these stories touches many hearts...thank you so much for your touching comment ! :)

  8. Krislin has said so many beautiful things about the story in such a beautiful way that I have nothing left to say.. she said it all.. The only difference is that I didn't cry, do men cry anyways :)

    Great story, Jyotsna... What I liked most about this story is the fact that at times, even kids can be so mature and sensitive..

    Am sure someday you would become an inspiration to tons of aspiring story tellers.. you certainly have a way with it..

    Keep writing!!

  9. Men do cry ! infact (sometimes) they cry more than women do ! (lol)
    So true, kids never kidd...its just that we often don't take them seriously !
    Thank you so much for your inspiriting words !
    It really means a lot to me..
    keep visiting ! :)

  10. I agreed.. Manoj, yes, men cry more than women and it touches the hearts of many much more because men cry in their heart, so often in blood and not in tears from eyes.. :)
    Hmm, Manoj, next time, I will say lesser then maybe you can share your say too, okay? ;)
    Yep, my dear sis.. I agreed with Manoj, you will certainly be an inspiration to tons of aspiring story tellers, writers, etc.. I meant, you are to me now..
    Yep, you should have more post so that your fish will be 'grow' faster.. LOL.. ;)

  11. Jyotsna, you are right. Men do cry and as Syra said, men cry not through tears but through heart and that's so very true too..

    I can find myself crying (dropping tears) very easily infact and am bit of a sensitive kind.. So I can't afford to disagree :)

    Keep writing and we will keep visiting :)

  12. yeah sure... will definitely keep posting more stories. thank you so much to all ! :)

  13. thank you Nishevitha for your visit :)
    nice to know that you liked this story..
    keep visiting :)
    have a wonderful time here !

  14. Such a nice post that touches anyone's heart and and offers a big heart to who is supposed to be heartless!
    A wonderful collection!! Wish you further success in exploring in the same way!!! :)

  15. What i admire is the quality of your posts. They are short, simple and very heart-felt. All goodness be yours.

  16. @suresh @amith @anonymous :

    Thank you so much for your visit and nice words !

    sorry for late response..

  17. My eyes almost full of tears, I am also a big lover of dogs and cows, I am speechless right now. Thanks for putting this short story. You have a great blog.