A week back I read this small story of a child and a father. It may be small but it left an impact much more than a small one.
It went on like this: The father was busy working on his laptop. The child came with a cute smile and asked his dad with the sweetest of his voice,”Dad, how much do you earn a day?” No dad would wish for such a question from their child but this man…he controlled his anger and with patience answered his child back saying he earned 5000 a day. The small child did his calculations and came with a rough figure of 200. But his face said that he wasn’t satisfied with this answer. So this time he asked,”Dad, can you give me hundred bucks?” The father couldn’t be patient any more and let out his anger. After a hard days work he wouldn’t be expecting such question and give his child hundred rupees for no use! He shouted back with all his anger. The innocent child said nothing and quietly walked back to his room.
Soon dad realized what he has done, he realized that due to this stressful life he shouted on his son for a wrong purpose and so he went back to his son. With a sweet smile he called his child and gave him the money he needed. The child with a sparkling face went to his room and came back with hundred bucks more and took hundred bucks from dad. This time his dad was even more angry. He shouted,”You already have 100 bucks and still you are asking for more. You don’t know how much of hard work is required to earn this money!” The child waited a while for his dad to calm down and said,”Dad, here is 200 bucks. Now can you please spend an hour with your family…….”
There were tears on that man’s eyes. He understood what his child’s point was! he hugged his child and made a promise to spend sufficient time with him.The truth is that after knowing about his dad’s salary the child made calculation and came to know that on an average basis his dad earned two hundred bucks an hour. He was short of hundred bucks so asked his dad for this amount. And after getting this amount he asked for that time which he missed all his life along!
The story itself says what a family wishes from the earning member. Sometimes we get so much engrossed in ourselves that we forget we even have a family to look after. We might satisfy the basic need of the family when food, shelter, clothing, etc are considered…but things may not be same when one thinks about the love gained, shared or given! I agree we can’t give all of our time to our family..But can’t we give regular time to them.It’s not money which gives ultimate happiness to one’s family rather the time spend together, those cheerful laughs we had together and those moments we were completely alive!
This child..he loved his dad just like any other son. But he didn’t receive the attention he deserved. His dad might have love him but he had to share it with him…until then it would remain as ‘Silent Love’.
I ask you a question..answer it if you can..Is money so much valuable that we can let go of that valuable time just to have a little more money? Its useless..completely useless!!! Trust me our family always wish to be with you and not that pile of money. And if you can trust me further you have to agree that it’s time which has more value when money is considered. After a hard day’s work we see that bed which calls us for a good sleep and gets the time which was to be spent with our family or friends. You need to overcome that stress and takes those necessary changes if you have to but please don’t loose that unique contact with the world outside your office life!
I ain’t saying that stop working and have fun with your family…It’s just that stop wasting all your time for money..your family needs your love, your that caring feeling, your time, they need You.
When you will be grown up and will be near to your death bed then you will realize…’past was the time when family needed me and now is the time when I need family…now when I need love, family’s busy and then when family needed that love..I was busy….’ Regretting then will be of no use..Change now if you wish to!
Someday you are gonna agree that…
‘Moments Earned Is More Valued Than Money Earned’ 🙂
Someone Said Time Is Money…Other Said Time Spent Earning Money Is Diamond…But I Said Time Spent Together Is Valued More Than Money Or Diamond..Its Heaven Out There… 🙂