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Parents are precious!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by chris barker, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. chris barker

    chris barker Regular Member

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    This was narrated at a Seminar recently on


    Human Relations
    :

    Venkatesh Balasubramaniam (who works for IIT)


    describes how his gesture of booking an air ticket


    for his father, his maiden


    flight, brought forth a rush of emotions and made


    him (Venkatesh) realize that how much we all


    take for granted when it comes to our


    parents.


    My parents left for our native place on Thursday


    and we went to the airport to see them off. In fact,


    my father had never


    traveled by air before, so I just took this


    opportunity to make him experience the same. In


    spite of being asked to book tickets by train, I got


    them tickets on
    xxx Airways. The moment I

    handed over the tickets


    to him, he was surprised to see that I had booked


    them by air. The excitement was very apparent


    on his face, waiting for the time of


    travel. Just like a school boy, he was preparing


    himself on that day and we all went to the airport,


    right from using the trolley for his luggage, the


    baggage check-in and asking for a window seat


    and waiting


    restlessly for the security check-in to happen. He


    was thoroughly enjoying himself and I, too, was


    overcome with joy watching him


    experience all these things.


    As they were about to go in for the security


    check-in, he walked up to me with tears in his


    eyes and thanked me. He became very


    emotional and it was not as if I had done


    something great but the fact that this meant a


    great deal to him. When he said thanks, I told him


    there was no need to thank me. But later,


    thinking about the entire incident, I looked back at


    my life. As a child, how many dreams our parents


    have made come true. Without understanding the


    financial situation, we ask for cricket bats,


    dresses, toys, outings, etc. Irrespective of their


    affordability, they have catered to all our needs.


    Did we ever think about the sacrifices they had to


    make to accommodate many of our wishes? Did


    we ever say thanks for all that they have done for


    us? Same way, today when it comes to our


    children, we always think that we should put them


    in a good school. Regardless of the amount of


    donation, we will ensure that we will have t give


    the child the best, theme parks, toys, etc. But we


    tend to forget that our parents have sacrificed a lot


    for our sake to see us happy, so it is our


    responsibility to ensure that their dreams are


    realized and what they failed to see when they


    were young. It is our responsibility to ensure that


    they experience all those and their life is


    complete.


    Many times, when my parents had asked me


    some questions, I have actually answered back


    without patience. When my daughter asks me


    something, I have been very polite in answering.


    Now I realize how they would have felt at those


    moments. Let us realize that old age is a second


    childhood and just as we take care of our


    children, the same attention and same care


    needs to be given to our parents and


    elders.Quality time and politely answering them


    with out making them wait is important. Now I


    realise that I must look at their eyes and answer


    them pleasantly and pretend to be reading papers


    and answer in mono syllables. Rather than my


    dad saying thank you to me, I would want to say


    sorry for making him wait so long for this small


    dream. I do realize how much he has sacrificed


    for my sake and I will do my best to give the best


    possible attention to all their wishes.


    Just because they are old does not mean that


    they will have to give up everything and keep


    sacrificing for their grandchildren also. They have


    wishes, too.


    Take care of your parents
    !

    THEY ARE
    PRECIOUS !
     
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  2. minute80

    minute80 Regular Member

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    What up with all the colors?
     
  3. ladydargeeling

    ladydargeeling Newbie

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    OH MY GOD ,I had to cry, beautiful.
     
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  4. chris barker

    chris barker Regular Member

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    Nothing special with this color..i just copy paste it from one email..
     
  5. bbrez1

    bbrez1 Power Member

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    rainbows :umbrella: