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  1. jayasala42

    jayasala42 IL Hall of Fame

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    Can I borrow $25 ?


    A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

    SON: 'Daddy, may I ask you a question?'

    DAD: 'Yeah sure, what it is?' replied the man.

    SON: 'Daddy, how much do you make an hour?'

    DAD: 'That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?' the man said angrily.

    SON: 'I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?'

    DAD: 'If you must know, I make $50 an hour.'

    SON: 'Oh,' the little boy replied, with his head down.

    SON: 'Daddy, may I please borrow $25?'

    The father was furious, 'If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don't work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.'

    The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.

    The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

    After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down , and started to think:

    Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $25.00 and he really didn't ask for money very often The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.

    'Are you asleep, son?' He asked.

    'No daddy, I'm awake,' replied the boy.

    'I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier' said the man. 'It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $25 you asked for.'

    The little boy sat straight up, smiling. 'Oh, thank you daddy!' he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

    The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.

    The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

    'Why do you want more money if you already have some?' the father grumbled.

    'Because I didn't have enough, but now I do,' the little boy replied.

    'Daddy, I have $50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.'

    The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.

    It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that $50 worth of your time with someone you love.

    If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

    Jayasala 42
     
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  2. Thyagarajan

    Thyagarajan Finest Post Winner

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    Thank you madam sister for sharing this anecdote.

    Steve jobs words comes to mind
    “Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends…
    Treat yourself well. Cherish others.”
    Regards.
     
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    nuss Platinum IL'ite

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    Nice! Going to pick up the kiddos and spend the rest of the evening with them. Good reminder for us to be present! And by being present, I mean actually be with the kids not just physically in the same room.
     
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    Glad. Kids long for demonstrative love than mere presence of their parents and near & dear. Toys provide some amusement but soon they get sick of it.

    A working mother before leaving home busy in front of mirror with touch-make up. Toddler gets the scent at a distance of his/her mom applying talcum and rushes to hide mom’s sneaker behind the door.

    I experienced this when my boy as a kid used to do this when mom was rushing to her double session branch of bank at 7.30am.
     

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