Sunday, 23 March 2008

Monday morning Inspiration # 25

There was a boy in India who was sent by his parents to a boarding school. Before being sent away this boy was the brightest student in his class. He was at the top in every competition. He was a champion.
But the boy changed after leaving home and attending the boarding school. His grades started dropping. He hated being in a group. He was lonely all the time. And there were especially dark times when he felt like committing suicide. All of this because he felt worthless and that no one loved him.

His parents started worrying about the boy. But even they did not know what was wrong with him. So his dad decided to travel to the boarding school and talk with him.

They sat on the bank of the lake near the school. The father started asking him casual questions about his classes, teachers and sports. After some time his dad said, 'Do you know son, why I am here today?"

The boy answered back, "to check my grades?"

"No, no" his dad replied, "I am here to tell you that you are the most important person for me. I want to see you happy. I don't care about grades. I care about you. I care about your happiness. YOU ARE MY LIFE."

These words caused the boy's eyes to fill with tears. He hugged his dad. They didn't say anything to each other for a long time.

Now the boy had everything he wanted. He knew there was someone on this earth who cared for him deeply. He meant the world to someone. And today this young man is in college at the top of his class and no one has ever seen him sad!

Thanks a lot dad. YOU ARE MY LIFE.

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia

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cva said...

Have you seen Vasool Raja MBBS?

True. The whole world looks different when you realise there is someone who cares for you.

And there is nothing that is more comforting than a real warm hug.

Abhishek Khanna said...

good one again...
good morning

--xh-- said...

yeah - the amount of enthu the words ' i care of ru' can infuse is awsome.. thnx for sahing it da...

Vasanthan said...

i have a similar story, it was told by my friend who once was jailed for a crime he would not tell me why.

it happen when he 18. he didn't learn his lesson till the day his parents came to visit him in the visiting area in the prison.

He was separated by a glass panel with just one hole in which not even a tooth pick could go through. then his parents told him how much they miss him. he wanted to touch them, but the glass panel would not allow him. all he could use was a phone and stare the little hole in the glass.

that was the day and the image of the little hole in the glass changed his life. how much of his parents care that he had taken for granted.

The feeling that our actions can make a change in someone else's life gives meaning to ours!

tulipspeaks said...

its very important to show our care and love to the person we really care and love. i'm a believer of that. true care and love could bring the best in every human being.


Melanie said...

Having loved ones who care about you means more than anything else. Great post.

Karthick said...

Hey Shalini...Great to read this inspiring article.