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A STORY OF APPRECIATION a-must-read for everyone
« on: December 20, 2010, 12:27:57 PM »
This is a powerful message in our modern society. We seem to have lost our bearing & our sense of direction.

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.

He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision.

The director discovered from the CV that the youths' academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.

The director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarships in school?"
The youth answered "none."

The director asked, "Was it your father who paid for your school fees?"
The youth answered, "My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees."

The director asked, "Where did your mother work?"
The youth answered, "My mother worked as clothes cleaner."
The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

The director asked, "Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?"
The youth answered, "Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me."

The director said, "I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mothers' hands, and then see me tomorrow morning."

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high.
When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid.

The youth cleaned his mothers' hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mothers' hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee.
The bruises in the mothers' hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.

After finishing the cleaning of his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the directors' office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youths' eyes, asked: "Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?"

The youth answered, "I cleaned my mothers' hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes."

The Director asked, "Please tell me your feelings."

The youth said,
"Number 1, I know now what is appreciation. Without my mother, there would not be the successful me today.
Number 2, by working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done.
Number 3, I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship.

The director said, "This is what I am looking for someone to be my manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired."

Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The companys' performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop "entitlement mentality" and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parents' efforts.
When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others.
For this kind of people, who may be good academically, may be successful for a while, but, eventually, would not feel the sense of achievement. He will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more.
If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying the kid instead?

You can let your kid live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it.
After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way.
You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person.
The most important thing is your kid learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.
This is worth sharing with others !!!!
Thanks & B.Regards :-))

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010, 12:46:03 PM »
Excellent !!!!!!!!!

UK apu.

I cherished this wish many times ago in my life. I've taken the lesson from one movie though I forgot the name.

One mother let her lame child walking on his feet.............she did not help him but she watching and bearing the pain. She want that her son will learn everything by himself.

I took the lesson that day. I want to be a mother like that way who will make her child standing on her own feet by himself/herself.

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2010, 01:30:46 PM »
Dear Madam,

Thanks for sharing this story. This is indeed a must-read for everyone. The modern life has become so much mechanized that we are forgetting the values of our relationships. The idea of sharing the works of our parents is great and the outcome of this practice is clearly visible from this story.

Thanks again,

Shah - Al - Mamun
With best regards,

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Re: A STORY OF APPRECIATION a-must-read for everyone
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2010, 01:57:28 PM »
The story has moved me tremendously.The parents should help their children to grow up as a complete human being.

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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 09:14:35 AM »
Thanks Umme Kulsum Madam for sharing the way to make our child a real person. From today I shall try to behave in the proper way. It has touched me and I am moved by the message. Again i want to thank you dear madam.

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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2010, 11:53:20 AM »
i am touched too by your response!

Let us all grow together to make a better world. Here is a poem for you to enjoy that gave me a new realization

Sow Flowers,

              Rahman Baba

Sow flowers so your surroundings become a garden
Don’t sow thorns; for they will prick your feet

If you shoot arrows at others,
Know that the same arrow will come back to hit you.

Don’t dig a well in another’s path,
In case you come to the well’s edge

You look at everyone with hungry eyes
But you will be first to become mere dirt.

Humans are all one body,
Whoever tortures another, wounds himself.

......................................Have a nice day!!