Last year,I posted some inspirational stories that brought tears and touched our hearts.I truly love reading anecdotes or inspirational story.They do change our lives and give us moment to think profoundly.
Again,here I am sharing with you a story to live by..which I've got from Phils. Star Daily news paper,quoted from the column of Wilson Lee, a professional columnist.This story was also sent to him from another Phils.Star reader by the name Hans Henry Wong.
"This was what Wilson Lee comments on the story: 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.
A man came home from work late,tired and irritated,to find his five-year old son waiting for him at the door.
"Daddy, may I ask you a question?" the son asked. "Yeah sure,what is it?" replied the man.
"Daddy,how much do you make an hour?" "That's none of your business.Why do you ask such a thing?" the man said angrily.
"I just want to know.Please tell me,how much do you make an hour?" "If you must know,I make 100Php an hour?"
"Oh,"the little boy replied,with his head down."Daddy,may I please borrow 50Php?" 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 work hard everyday for such this childish behavior."
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 only.How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?
After abut an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think: Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that 50Php and he really didn't ask 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 50Php you asked for."
The little boy sat straight up and smiled."Oh,thank you daddy!" Then reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled-up bills.The man,seeing 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 100Php 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 little son,and begged for forgiveness.
"Do remember to share that 100Php worth of your time with someone you love.If we die tomorrow,the company that we are working for today can easily replace us in a matter of days.But the family and friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.And come to think of it,we pour ourselves more into work than into our family.
Money is not everything,we can earn yesterday's money back,but we can't earn the time that we lost yesterday.Time is as precious as gold,but no amount of gold on earth can buy back time that has passed.
We are all equal in the sense that God gives us all 24hours per day.How do we wisely spend time or waste it? How do we invest our time? How do we maximize the efficiency of our really most valuable resource?"