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Life is too short...

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by Reenae, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Reenae

    Reenae Bronze IL'ite

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    After 21 years of marriage, I discovered a new way of keeping alive the
    spark of love. A little while ago I started to go out with another
    woman. It was really my wife's idea.

    "I know you love her," she said one day, taking me by surprise.
    "But I love YOU!" I protested.
    "I know, but you also love her."
    The other woman my wife wanted me to visit was my mother, who has been
    a widow for 19 years. The demands of my work and my three children had
    made it
    possible to visit her only occasionally. That night, I called to invite
    her to go out for dinner and a movie.
    "What's wrong, are you well," she asked? My mother is the type of woman
    who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of
    bad news.

    "I thought it would be pleasant to pass some time with you," I
    responded. "Just the two of us."
    She thought about it for a moment, and then said, "I would like that
    very much."
    That Friday, after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit
    nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be
    nervous
    about our date. She waited in the doorway with her coat on. She had
    curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her
    last wedding anniversary. She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an
    angel's.
    "I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they
    were impressed," she said, as she got into the car. "They can't wait to hear
    about our meeting."
    We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and
    cosy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady.
    After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only read
    large
    print. Halfway through the entree, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting
    there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips.
    "It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small," she
    said. "Then it's time you relaxed and let me return the favour," I responded.
    During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation“ nothing
    extraordinary
    - just catching up on recent events of each other's lives. We talked so
    much that we missed the movie.
    As we arrived at her house later, she said, "I'll go out with you
    again, but only if you let me invite you." I agreed and kissed her good night.
    "How was your dinner date?" asked my wife when I got home.
    "Very nice. Much nicer than I could have imagined," I answered.
    A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened
    so suddenly that I didn't have a chance to do anything for her.
    Sometime later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant
    receipt from the same place mother and I had dined. An attached note said:

    "I paid this bill in advance. I was almost sure that I couldn't be there, but,
    never-the-less, I paid for two plates --one for you and the other for
    you wife. You will never know what that night meant to me. I love you."
    At that moment, I understood the importance of saying, "I LOVE YOU" in
    time, and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in
    life is more important than your family and your close friends. Give them the
    time they deserve, because these things cannot always be put off to "some
    other time . . ."



    BY: Sampath Nilusha
     
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  2. Meenaneelakantan

    Meenaneelakantan Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Reenae

    this is a wonderful post..it jus seems like asking us after all wat is life for?..everyone should give a thought about wat is said in this..

    Regards
    Meena
     
  3. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Nice one, Reenae, which shows the importance of relationships in our life, especially our parents.
    Keep posting!

    sriniketan
     
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