Sunday, 30 September 2012

Something to Reflect Upon


*      I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.

He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you."

We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.

*      But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.

When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.

He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
*      While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,

While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.

Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.

He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."


By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.


*      I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.


"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.


I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."

I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway."

I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."


*      FAMILY
Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company
that we are working for could easily replace us in
a matter of days.
But the family we left 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 own family, an unwise investment indeed, don't you think? 

So what is behind the story? 


.... sad but true, sometimes we tend to take it for granted..

8 comments:

  1. kadang-kadang kita terlupa. semoga kita dapat curi sikit masa untuk lebih rapat dan mesra dengan ahli keluarga.
    (teringat malam tadi bila Sara peluk dan berulang kali sebut "saaayang mama!" terharu sangat! :') )

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    1. begitulah kan..kadang2 bila anak menyibuk kita buat kerja mulalah buat muka tetapi bila teringat kembali akan 'cerita diatas' nie mulalah terasa...

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  2. Assalammualaikum dik,
    kamu dalam emosi rindu ya..hemm..sabarlah.

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    1. waaalaikumsalam kakek...aku bukan dalam emosi kerinduan ini..cuma dalam kemikir ya bu..hehehe (sorry cakap indon pulak)..

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  3. Memang we always do this secara sedar & tak sedar kan...
    While dealing with a stranger,
    common courtesy you use,
    but the family you love, you seem to abuse.

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    1. that's right olive.. when we think about it again..we feel regret....

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  4. Sobsobsob..tengah rindu tukang-tukang kebun kecilku yang sedang kena train dengan neneknya buat kerja dapur dan luar.

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    1. Sabar yer tukang kebun, paham perasaan awak berjauhan..inshaallah tak lama lagi berakhirlah perpisahan, dapatlah bersama lagi...

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Harap maaf sekiranya jejak anda tidak mendapat kunjungan balik yea,..mana2 komen yang berbentuk pertanyaan inshaallah akan cuba dijawab sebaiknya..kalau tak sempat tuh mintak maaf banyak2lah yer..:)

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