A very moving story

Someone very dear to me sent this wonderful mail today, everybody should take time to read and practice this. Atleast I’m going to do the same…

One young academically brilliant 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. He looked like a poor man.

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. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.

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 appreciation is. Without my mother, there would not the successful me today.

Number 2,

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, you are hired.”

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PLEASE SPEND A FEW MINUTES (IF NOT MORE) WITH YOUR PARENTS EVERYDAY. LISTEN TO THEM PATIENTLY AND SAY TO THEM I LOVE YOU.  THEIR LIFE IS MADE!.

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