Thursday, June 2, 2011

What's $ 50 To You?

Got this email from a friend. It is actually a 'chain-mail' spam, but I found the story touching nonetheless, so maybe it's worth it to share with all of ya.....




A woman came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find her 5-year
old son waiting for her at the door.

SON: 'Mummy, may I ask you a question?'
MUM: 'Yeah sure, what it is?' replied the woman.
SON: 'Mummy, how much do you make an hour?'
MUM: 'That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?' the woman
said angrily. SON: 'I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an
hour?'
MUM: 'If you must know, I make $ 50 an hour.'
SON: 'Oh,' the little boy replied, with his head down. 'Mummy, may I
please borrow $ 25?'

The mother was furious, 'If the only reason you asked that is so you can
borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march
yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so
selfish. I don't work hard every day for such childish frivolities...'. The
little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The woman sat down and
started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask
such questions only to get some money? After about an hour or so, the woman had
calmed down, and started to think: Maybe there was something he really needed to
buy with that $ 25 and he really didn't ask for money very often.

The woman went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.
'Are you asleep, son?' She asked.
'No Mummy, I'm awake,' replied the boy.
'I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier' said the woman.
'It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $ 25 you
asked for.'
The little boy sat straight up, smiling. 'Oh, thank you Mummy!' he
yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.
The woman saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.
The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his mother.
'Why do you want more money if you already have some?' the mother grumbled.
'Because I didn't have enough, but now I do,' the little boy replied.
'Mummy, I have $ 50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early
tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.'

The mother was crushed. She put her arms around her little son, and
she begged for his forgiveness. It's just a short reminder to all of you working
so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having
spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts.
Do remember to share that $ 50 worth of your time with someone you love. If we
die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a
matter of hours. (Very True) But the family & friends we leave behind will
feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

5 comments:

ridhuan said...

touching gila baca...kita yang ada anak ni baru tau perasaan mcm mana kika berada di posisi anak...huhuhuhu...best2 abg hizal...

boyarque said...

tu la...dalam kesibukan kita kumpul harta duniawi, terlupa org yang memerlukan kasih sayang dan perhatian kita....iskkkk!

Eny said...

nice entry..kita sibuk mencari rezeki utk kehidupan anak2 tetapi anak2 lah yg mengajar kita apa itu erti kehidupan..

cantekk said...

yeah,,, right..

belom tgk kungfu panda la, ape kata...

eh tp xmen da kua jgk...erghh

RM50 cukup dah tu ;-D

Work@fatbasty said...

awwww so touchee...yeap sometime need the time to escape from work and chill out..of cause i dun have children but i have 2 nieces that adorable,miserable,lovely and already "spoiled" by me..at least onece every 2 weeks will meet them..heheheeh..