Tags: consolation, cupboard, distraught father, eleven years, fears, implication, jealousies, journey of a thousand miles, loving couple, medicine bottle, moral of the story, proactive behavior, rela, selfishness, single step, sympathy, true relationship, unexpected reaction, warmth, worth reading
A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a
loving couple and the boy was the gem of their eyes. When the boy was
around two years old, one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle
open. He was late for office so he asked his wife to cap the bottle and
keep it in the cupboard. His wife, preoccupied in the kitchen totally
forgot the matter.
The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle fascinated by
its color and drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine
meant for adults in small dosages. When the child collapsed the mother
hurried him to the hospital, where he died. The mother was stunned. She
was terrified how to face her husband.
When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead
child, he looked at his wife and uttered just five words.
1. What were the five words ?
2. What is the implication of this story?
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The husband just said “I am with you Darling”
The husband’s totally unexpected reaction is a proactive behavior.
The child is dead. He can never be brought back to life. There is no
point in finding fault with the mother. Besides, if only he had taken
time to keep the bottle away, this would not have happened.
No one is to be blamed. She had also lost her only child. What she
needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband.
That is what he gave her.
If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective, there would
be much fewer problems in the world. “A journey of a thousand miles
beginswith a single step.
” Take off all your envies, jealousies,unforgiveness, selfishness, and
fears. And you will find things are actually not as difficult as you
MORAL OF THE STORY
This story is really worth reading. ….. Sometimes we spend time in
asking who is responsible or whom to blame, whether in a relationship,
in a job or with the people we know. By this way we miss out some
warmth in human relationship.
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