Care for Parents

A 70 year old man was sitting on the chair at home, with his 40 year old son. Suddenly a crow perched on their window. The father asked his son, “What is this?.” The son replied “It’s a crow, Dad.”

After a few minutes, the father asked his son the second time, “What is this?” The son said “Dad, i just told you. It’s a crow.”

After a little while, the old father again asked his son the 3rd time, “What is this?” At this sort of irritated the son. Angrily he said “It’s a crow, it’s a crow!”.

Some time passed by, and then the father again asked his son the fourth time, “What is this?”

This time the son shouted at his father, “Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again, I have told you so many times. It is a damn crow.  Are you not able to understand this?”

A little later the father went to his room and came back with an old frayed diary, which he had maintained since his son was born. He opened a particular page and asked his son to read it. And this is what was written:

“Today my little son, aged three was sitting with me on the chair. There was a crow sitting on the window. My son asked me 23 times what it was and I replied to him all 23 times that it was a crow. Then, I hugged him lovingly each time he asked me the same question. I enjoyed every time he asked and felt my love increasing every time!”

My dear friends, our parents cared for us ever since we were little children and still do – whether they are alive or no more. They always showered us with selfless love in spite of our endless idiosyncrasies in various stages of our lives.. So, let’s be more kind and tolerant towards them when they grow old, they deserve to be loved!

Dedicated to all parents!



My Daughter

A man returned home late from work, irritated and fully tired, and to his surprise he found his little daughter waiting at doorstep for him.

By seeing him his daughter started the conversation like:

Daughter: “Dad, may I ask you something?”

DAD: “with anger moaned, tell me what is it?”

Daughter: “tell me how much do you earn an hour?”

DAD: “You have no business to ask this, why are you asking this to me?”

Daughter: “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you earn an hour?”

DAD: “If you must know, I make Rs 200 an hour.”

Immediately the little girl said, “Daddy, can you please lend me Rs 100?”

The father was furious and replied, “You just waited for me to ask some money from me to buy something silly, idiot, get back to your bed and sleep”.

The little girl quietly went in her room and shut the door. After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think: Maybe there was something she really needed to buy as she really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little girl’s room and opened the door.

“Are you asleep, dear?” He asked.

“No dad, I’m awake,” replied the daughter.

“Am sorry, I was too hard on you earlier,” said the man. “It’s been a long day and I took out my anger on you. Here’s the Rs 100 you asked for.”

The little girl sat straight up, smiling and yelled “Oh, thank you dad!” and reached,  under her pillow and  pulled out some crumpled rupee notes and started counting the money.

The father shouted “Why you want more money when you already have some?”

The little girl replied “Because it is not enough,”

And she ran towards her dad and asked, “Daddy, Can I buy an hour of your time tomorrow? Here is Rs 200 so please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.”

So what are the take aways from the story?

– Work is holy – but not wholesome – FAMILY is also crucial!

Don’t take those close to you, for granted. You might wake up one day and realize that you have lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones!