What is the best gift you can give your family? Read on to find out!
A father came home from work late, tired & irritated, and found his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.
Son: "Papa, may I ask you a question?"
Father: "Yeah sure, what is it ?"
Son:"Papa, how much do you make an hour?"
Father: (angrily) "That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?"
Son: (insisting) "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?"
Father: "If you must know, I make Rs.1000 an hour."
"Oh," the little boy replied, with his head down. Looking up, he said, "Papa, may I please borrow Rs. 850?" The father was furious, "If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and think about why you are being so selfish.I work so hard all day, and this is how you behave!"
The little boy quietly went to his room. The father sat down and started getting angrier about the little boy's questions thinking how dare his son ask him such questions just to borrow some money. After about an hour or so, the father had calmed down, and started to wonder if there was something he really needed as he never really asked for money otherwise.
The father went to his son's room and opened the door. "Are you asleep, son?" Father asked.
"No Papa, I am awake," replied the little boy.
"I have been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier," said the father. "It's been a long day and I took out my frustration on you. Here's Rs.850 you asked for."
The little boy sat straight up, smiling. "Oh, thank you Papa!" He yelled.
Then, reaching under his piggy bank he emptied all the money he had collected coins and notes.The father, seeing that the little boy already had money, started to get angry again.The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.
"Why do you want more money if you already have some?" the father grumbled.
"Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy replied.
"Papa, I have Rs.1000 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you."
Are you spending enough time with your family ? Your parents , your kids? And how often are you in touch with your aunts and uncles, grand parents , cousins - they are family too right? The people who made those birthdays special, those family gatherings fun and have been there for you!
Time is precious so give your loved ones the best gift by giving them your TIME :)