While a man was polishing his new car, his 4 yr old son picked up a stone and scratched lines on the side of the car. In anger, the man took the child’s hand and hit it many times not realizing he was using a wrench.
At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures.
When the child saw his father… with painful eyes he asked, “Dad when will my fingers grow back?”
The man was so hurt and speechless; he went back to his car and kicked it many times.
Devastated by his own actions……sitting in front of that car he looked at the scratches; the child had written “LOVE YOU DAD”.
Anger and love have no limits. Choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely life. Remember this: Things are to be used and people are to be loved.
The problem in today’s world is that people are used while things are loved. People are used more for one’s selfish motives and when they are of no more any use they are quickly discarded. This is increasingly being seen in the modern society.
There was a time when people used to take care of the elderly relatives in the family. But now things have changed drastically. The elderly people are either abandoned or at the most left in some old age home. Old age home can never compensate for the warmth and love of one’s own family. It is very sad to see that the elderly, who gave the prime of their lives in bringing up the new generation, should be so shabbily treated by that very generation.
Let’s always keep this thought in mind:
Things are to be used.
People are to be loved.