Tuesday, 4 March 2008
Monday morning Inspiration # 23
I bumped into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh, excuse me please", was my reply.
He said,"Please excuse me too; Wasn't even watching for you,"
We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and said good bye.
But at home a different story is told.
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.
Later that day cooking the evening meal,
My daughter stood beside me very still.
When I turned,I nearly knocked her down.
"Move out of way" I said with a frown.
She walked away, her little heart was broken.
I didn't realise how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed,
a still inner voice said,
"While dealing with a stranger, courtesy you use,
But the children you love, you seem to abuse."
I quietly went and knelt by my daughter's bed;
"Wakeup little girl, wake up" I said.
"daughter I'm so sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
She said,"Oh ,Mom ,that's okay.I love you anyway."
I said,"Daughter,I love you too."
If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working will easily replace us in matter of days.The society around us may not even miss us.But the family we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.And come to think of it, we are at our best with the rest and showcase are worst to the best. People we love the most are the ones we hurt the most, for we reserve our nasty best for our nearest and dearest ones.
Courtesy: Frozen thoughts -Feb 2008 Issue
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