Boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a
Loving couple and the boy was the gem of their eyes. When the boy was
Around two years old, one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle
He was late for office so he asked his wife to cap the bottle and keep
It in the cupboard. His wife, preoccupied in the kitchen totally forgot
The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle fascinated by
Its colour and 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 five words.
1. What were the five words?
2. What is the implication of this story?
The husband just said ” I am with you Darling”
The husband’s totally unexpected reaction is a proactive behaviour. 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 had taken time to
Keep the bottle away, this would not have happened.
No one is to be blamed. 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. ” A journey of a thousand miles
Begins with a single step.” Take off all your envies, jealousies,
Unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears. And you will find things are
Actually not as difficult as you think.
MORAL OF THE STORY
Sometimes we spend time in asking who is responsible or whom to blame,
Whether in a relationship, in a job or with the people we know. By this
Way we miss out some warmth in human relationship.