Story of Appreciation; A HEART TOUCHING STORY

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Story of Appreciation; A HEART TOUCHING STORY
« on: April 23, 2012, 12:12:34 PM »
This is a powerful message in our modern society.
We seemed to have lost our bearing & our sense of direction.


**Story of Appreciation**


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 youth's 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 mother's 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 mother's hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother's 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 mother's 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's 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 director's office.

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

The youth answered,
" I cleaned my mother's 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 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 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 company's 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 parent's 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 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, give him a Driver & Car for going around, 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. Tell them to Travel in Public Bus, It is not because you do not have Money for Car or 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 Grey, 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.



 
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Re: Story of Appreciation; A HEART TOUCHING STORY
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 04:00:59 PM »
Good-bye wish

Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, 'I love you, and I wish you enough.'

The daughter replied, 'Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom.'

They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy, but she welcomed me in by asking, 'Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?'

'Yes, I have,' I replied. 'Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?'.

'I am old, and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral,' she said.

'When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough.'May I ask what that means?' She began to smile.'That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.'

She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and she smiled even more. 'When we said, 'I wish you enough,' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.' Then turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye. She then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them; but then an entire life to forget them.

TAKE TIME TO LIVE..


(Collected)
"Many thanks to Allah who gave us life after having given us death and (our) final return (on the Day of Qiyaamah (Judgement)) is to Him"

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Re: Story of Appreciation; A HEART TOUCHING STORY
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 01:00:18 PM »
Our respective parents are working for us. They are getting many pain to take care of us. when we are little, they take care of us. Until our death they look after us.
Their wish  is Zero (O) from us. They get all pains for us only.

May Allah bless our parents.
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Re: Story of Appreciation; A HEART TOUCHING STORY
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 10:37:16 PM »
Simply wishing all the parents of the world.......

"Just pray for us that we can give some return of our integrity to you!!!"
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Re: Story of Appreciation; A HEART TOUCHING STORY
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2012, 09:32:32 AM »
very appreciable.
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Re: Story of Appreciation; A HEART TOUCHING STORY
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 03:09:27 PM »
Pencil: I'm sorry

Eraser: For what? You didn't do anything wrong.

Pencil: I'm sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you're always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time.

Eraser: That's true. But I don't really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. Even though one day, I know I'll be gone and you'll replace me with a new one, I'm actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad.

I found this conversation between the pencil and the eraser very inspirational. Parents are like the eraser whereas their children are the pencil. They're always there for their children, cleaning up their mistakes. Sometimes along the way, they get hurt, and become smaller / older, and eventually pass on. Though their children will eventually find someone new (spouse), but parents are still happy with what they do for their children, and will always hate seeing their precious ones worrying, or sad. All my life, I've been the pencil. And it pains me to see the eraser that is my parents getting smaller and smaller each day. For I know that one day, all that I'm left with would be eraser shavings and memories of what I used to have.
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Re: Story of Appreciation; A HEART TOUCHING STORY
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2012, 01:43:12 PM »
I don't like myself when I feel tears in my eyes by reading or listening anything touchy! Sometimes I ask myself, why am I so emotional!? I felt tears yesterday after listening one of my law students personal life when I was dealing with student dues list. Her silent tears brought my tears. Again today, after reading post of Mr Shamim Ansary, I kept quiet for a while. Post of md's some of the part is really touchy. May I know who this md is? My appreciation for this good collection.

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Re: Story of Appreciation; A HEART TOUCHING STORY
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012, 06:26:04 PM »
Sometimes, its better to be ignorant of something. Just now I'm feeling like this. Still dear Shamim Ansary, thanks for your information. My kind Regards for that respected person.

Take care. All the Best

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Re: Story of Appreciation; A HEART TOUCHING STORY
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2013, 08:14:24 AM »
very touchy
Be gentle and you can be bold but also let people feel, the steadiness of your resentment;
be frugal and you can be liberal;
avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.

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Re: Story of Appreciation; A HEART TOUCHING STORY
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2013, 04:13:36 PM »
"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 parent's efforts."
 real truth.

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Re: Story of Appreciation; A HEART TOUCHING STORY
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2013, 08:22:18 PM »
Appreciation and thanks are not gonna be enough for this touchy story...Alhamdulillah.
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2013, 01:45:20 PM »
Touchy...
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