Monday, February 7, 2011

So True...

     I bumped into a stranger as he passed by, "Oh excuse me please" was my reply.
     He said, " Please excuse me too; I wasn't really watching for you." We were very polite, this stranger and I. We went on our way and we said good-bye.

     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 that night in beg, God's still small voice came to me and said, " While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use, but the children 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 broght 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 was feeling very small, and then 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."

     Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than into our own family - an unwise investment indeed, don't you think? So what is behind this story?

     Do you know what the word FAMILY means?

FAMILY = (F)ATHER  (A)ND  (M)OTHER,  (I)  (L)OVE  (Y)OU !! 


  1. Its a great compliment for me ! Thank you Ms.Jill :)

  2. Really those are the very ways we often treat the unknown and the known, the distant and the close!
    Why so? Perhaps, there may be some hidden flavour of closeness and softness in the rudeness towards those who are subconsciously near and dear to us. As I have felt in the story, the rudeness of 'I' towards her son was the signal of pains that she might have had to suffer if she had knocked down her son, her dear one? Shall we call it an inexplicable TRUE LOVE in a family or something else?

  3. Exactly Suresh, sometimes we tend to hurt our near n dear ones unknowingly..sometimes v use our close ones like a punching bag. We can call it an inexplicable true love because afterwards we repent badly for our own actions.

    Thank you for sharing your view !
    keep visiting :)

  4. My eyes misted...

    Dear sis, it had been a long while, hadn't it??? Yeah, I was tied up with family issues...

    My grandpa, yeah, he is doing fine for now except the need to return for follow-up and scan.. He is getting in his ages and yeah, signs of his body weakening is showing...

    My granduncle-in-law just departed a the night before the last.. and well, besides updating my blog (Tingtasy), I hardly get to anywhere else.. Maybe next time, you can drop a line or two in there and I will reply on your site back..It is easier for me, dear.. :) :)

    Whatever it is, Lunar New Year Celebration had finally ended and with festive ending, people are back at their harsh forms.. *Shaking head*..

    Keep in touch, dear.. :) God Bless!!!


  5. Love this story so much! It holds so much truth in the way we treat family members and "strangers". Sometimes, we fail to practice courtesy with our loved ones but when we talk to others, it's as though we are angels.

    Thank you for sharing. :)

  6. Hello Jyotsna.

    This short story touched me in so many ways. I Am going to think about it for a long time. Thank you for sharing it with the world. I'm glad I got to read it.

    Hope you have a great weekend. Also I thank you for leaving your comment on my blog, I have left you a reply.

    God Bless!

  7. @ Krislin :

    Oh you're really quite busy, still you spared time for me..thank you so much for your visit and comment. Love you sis ! have a very nice time :)

    @ Balqis :

    I'm glad that you loved the story..thank you :)

    @ Solelyshe :

    hello Solelyshe, welcome here :)
    thank you so much for visit and comment.
    plz come again :)

  8. So touching & so true too...really we some times hurt our dear ones unknowingly...this story made my eyes wet...keep writing...take care

  9. Hello Shahin,
    I really missed you all these days...Thank you so much for your visit and for sharing your feelings.
    keep visiting dear :)

  10. A Heart Touching Truth and good presentation:..:

  11. I jst couldn't stop myself from writing in here as this write up made me think about my behavior with my younger brother.Being the elder, I always used my power on him.
    Now that I have lost him,I miss him everyday. There is so much to tell him.. but he's not there to listen to. It hurts like hell n we all have to live with this pain.
    Would love to read all ur stories.

  12. So very true. Often, we hurt those closest to us the most, without even realising it. We need to be more appreciative of our loved ones.

  13. Hello Priya,

    Welcome here, feel free the come and express your feelings. I wanted to offer my condolences to you and your family. Thank you for sharing your story ( about your brother) and your feelings during such a difficult time. This has been very moving.

    Thank you so much for sharing here !
    God bless you !

  14. @ ShonaB :

    Yes Shona, very well said..we need to be more appreciative of our loved ones. Thank you so much for your visit and wise comment.

    keep coming :)

  15. My dear, I am wondering where you have been... Busy??? Miss you so much.. How are you?

    Just want to let you know you are not forgotten.. and yeah, I am here to invite to my meme,TT (Tuesday Thankfulness)..

    You shared many great, inspiring stories and some fit into the note of thankfulness..

    All you have to do, is to add in my badge in your older stories through editing post and then submit the link in my blog..

    Yes, I just want more people to know your site and story.. Hope to see you, dear.. and MISSSSSSSSSS you!!! *HUUUUUUUGGGGGG*

  16. So true... really genuine story told... great jyotsna

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  20. Really nice, lesson of life, given in such an innovative way. Loved it.

  21. @krislin, @naimishika, @Hawari, @noteshacker, @amith, @Jyoti Arora

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  22. Hii Jyotsna....
    The story is so touching & as the title speaks,it's so true so that I would like to congratulate for ur observation.Liked it.
    Keep on blogging!.


    Have a luk on my blog.