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Can I Borrow $25?


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

 

SON: ‘Daddy, may I ask you a question?’

 

DAD: ‘Yeah sure, what it is?’ replied the man.

 

SON: ‘Daddy, how much do you make an hour?’

 

DAD: ‘That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?’ the man said angrily.

 

SON: ‘I just want to know… Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?’

 

DAD: ‘If you must know, I make $50 an hour.’

 

SON: ‘Oh,’ the little boy replied, with his head down.

 

SON: ‘Daddy, may I please borrow $25?’

 

The father 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 everyday for such childish frivolity’s.’

 

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.

 

The man 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 man had calmed down , and started to think:

 

Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $25.00 and he really didn’t ask for money very often The man went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door.

 

‘Are you asleep, son?’ He asked.

 

‘No daddy, I’m awake,’ replied the boy.

 

‘I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier’ said the man. ‘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 daddy!’ he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

 

The man 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 father.

 

‘Why do you want more money if you already have some?’ the father grumbled.

 

‘Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,’ the little boy replied….

 

‘Daddy, 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 father was crushed. He put his arms around his l ittle son, and he 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… But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

 

Why did he cry? (A True Story)

A true story that happened in China

 

A bus full of passengers was travelling on hilly road.

 

Midway through the journey, 3 armed thugs was eyeing the pretty woman bus driver.

 

They forced the bus to stop and wanted to have fun with the driver!

 

The woman driver naturally shouted for help,but all the rest of the passengers just kept quiet.

 

Then a weakly looking middle-aged man came forth to ask the 3 men to stop; but he was instead beaten up.

 

The man was very angry and appealed loudly to the other passengers to stop this uncivilised act but nobody responded. And the driver was dragged by the 3 men to the bushes nearby.

 

An hour later, the 3 thugs and the ruffled driver came back to the bus and the driver is ready to drive off again….

 

“Hey you, get down the bus!” the woman driver shouted to the man who tried to assist her earlier on.

 

The man was bewildered and said: “What’s wrong with you? I was trying to save you just now and was I wrong in doing so?”

 

“You save me? What have you done to save me?”

 

The driver retorted, and a few of the passengers were quietly laughing away.

 

The man was really angry. Even though he did not have the ability to save her, he should not be given this treatment at all. He refused to get down the bus and said; “I paid for the trip and I have the right to remain.”

 

The driver put on a grim face and said: “If you don’t get down, the bus will not move on.”

 

What was unexpected was that the passengers, who were oblivious to the barbaric act of the thugs just now, suddenly woke up and in a concerted effort asked the man to get down the bus saying:

 

“You might as well get off the bus, we have things to attend to and cannot afford anymore delays!”

 

A few stronger passenger were indeed trying to drag the man down the bus

 

The 3 thugs were smiling knowingly at each other and commented: “We must have done a great job to the lady!”

 

After much ado, the man’s luggage was thrown out the bus window and he was ousted out of the bus.

 

The bus started on its journey again. The driver straightened up her hair and turned the radio to full volume.

 

The bus was reaching the hill top and will go downhill after a turn. The right side of the bus was facing an unfathomable cliff.

 

The speed of the bus increased gradually. The driver’s face was very calm with both hands on the steering wheel. Tears started to swell in her eyes.

 

One of the thug realised something amiss and said to the driver: “Drive slowly, what are you trying to do?”

 

The driver said nothing, but the bus travelled faster and faster.

 

The thug tried to grap hold of the steering wheel, but the bus shoot towards the cliff like an arrow leaving the bow.

 

The next day, the local paper reported a tragic accident at the ‘Tiger Taming Hill’ region. A medium sized bus fell through the cliff and the driver and the 13 passengers were all killed.

 

The man who was chased down the bus saw the paper and cried. Nobody knew what was he crying about and why he cried!

 

You know why he cried?

 

If you were in the bus, would you stand up like the man did?

 

We need people like him to create and sustain a normal society!

 

When we treat others with our hearts; we will receive warmth and love from people!

 

Blindness

There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she’s blind.

She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He’s always thereFor her. She said that if she could only see the world, she would Marry her boyfriend.

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her and then she can seeEverything, including her boyfriend.Her boyfriend asked her, “now that you can see the world, will you Marry me?” The girl was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend is Blind too, and refused to marry him.

Her boyfriend walked away in tears, and later wrote a letter to herSaying. “Just take care of my eyes dear.”

This is how human brain changes when the status changed.

Only few remember what life was before, and who’s always been There even in the most painful situations.

Life Is A Gift!

  • Today before you think of saying an unkind word; Think of someone who can’t speak.
  • Before you complain about the taste of your food ; Think of someone who has nothing to eat.
  • Before you complain about your husband or wife; Think of someone who’s crying out to God for a companion.
  • Today before you complain about life; Think of someone who went too early to heaven.
  • Before you complain about your children; Think of someone who desires children but they’re barren.
  • Before you argue about your dirty house, someone didn’t clean or Sweep; Think of the people who are living in the streets.
  • Before whining about the distance you drive; Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.
  • And when you are tired and complain about your job; Think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished They had your job.
  • But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another; Remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to One maker.
  • And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down; Put a smile on your face and thank God you’re alive and still Around.

Life is a gift!

Live it; Enjoy it! Celebrate it!

EMBRACE IT!

And fulfill it!

And while you are at it give love to someone today

Love someone with what you do and the words you say

Love is not meant to be kept locked inside of us and hidden

So give it away

“Give Love to someone today!”