“One day, an 80-year old man was sitting on the front porch with his son. They suddenly saw a crow in the garden.
The Father asked, “What is this?”
The Son replied, “It is a crow”.
A few minutes passed, and the father asked again: “What is this?”
The Son replied “Father, I have just now told you “It’s a crow”.
After a while, the father asked for the third time: “My son, what is this?”
The son felt irritated, but answered once more: “It’s a crow, a crow”.
Several minutes later, his father asked once more: “What is this, son?”
The son was furious, and shouted: “Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again, although I have told you so many times ‘IT IS A CROW’. Can’t you understand this?”
The father went inside the house and returned with his old diary. He opened it, and gave it to his son, asking him to read one page. The son started:
“Today my little son aged three was sitting with me on the front porch when we saw a crow outside our house. He asked me what it was 23 times, and I replied to him all 23 times that it was a Crow.
I hugged him lovingly each time he asked me the same question- again and again, for 23 times. I was not irritated: all I felt was my strong love for this innocent, curious child”.”
Our parents are the people who have given up all their dreams and gave their lives to raise and nurture us until we become adult enough to take care of ourselves. Very often, as they age, we feel irritated by some of their actions. Yet, remember that they sacrificed everything just to make you happy, loved, cared for, and satisfied in life.
Therefore, be patient, obedient, kind and humble with your old parents, in order to show your gratitude for all they have done for you.
According to beliefnet.com:
“As you become an adult, you’ll find that it’s both easier and harder than ever to relate to your parents. On one hand, you probably have less time than ever before, and the demands of work, life, and your social circle can make it difficult to pay your parents a visit.
But taking a little time out of your busy schedule to communicate with your parents is well worth the effort because you’re an adult, you have much more of an opportunity to really get to know your parents as equals—they’re people now, rather than authority figures.
As your parents age, the balance of power between you and them begins to change. Instead of them taking care of you, you might find that they need your help more and more often. One wonderful way to show your parents how much you love and care for them is to give them that help whenever you can.”
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