Monday, April 26, 2004

Something I have read from Somewhere...

A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a
loving couple and the boy was the apple of their eyes. When the boy was
around two years old, one morning the husband saw medicine bottle open.
He was late for work so he asked the wife to cap the bottle and keep it
in the cupboard. The mother, pre-occupied in the kitchen totally forgot
the matter.

The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle and, fascinated
with its color, drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine
meant for adults in small dosages. When the child collapsed, the mother
hurried him to the hospital, where he died. The mother was stunned. She
was terrified how to face her husband. When the distraught father came
to the hospital and saw the dead child, he looked at his wife and
uttered just four words.


1. What were the four words?

2. What is the implication of this story?

ANSWER: The husband just said "I Love You Darling."

The husband's totally unexpected reaction is proactive behavior. The
child is dead. He can never be brought back to life. There is no point
in finding fault with the mother. Besides, if only he have taken time to
keep the bottle away, this will not happen. No point to blame. She had
also lost her only child. What she needed at that moment was consolation
and sympathy from the husband. That is what he gave her.

If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective, there would
be much fewer problems in the world.

To be happy with a man you must
understand him a lot and love him a little.

To be happy with a woman you must
understand her a lot and love her with
all your heart.

I love the last 2 paragraphs...

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It is always refreshing to know what is in your mind. Thanks!