One day, While father was working his son came…
Son: Papa May i ask you a question?
Son: Papa how much money do you make an hour?
Father (got upset a bit): Why do you ask such thing..!!
Son: I just want to know. Please tell.
Father: I make 500rs per hour.
Son (with his head down): OH..!! (looking up) Papa, can i borrow 300rs?
Father (furiously): If only reason you asked me this just to borrow some money to buy some silly toy then go to your room and think why your are so selfish. I work hard every day to earn this money.
Following his father order son quietly went to his room and shut the door. Father sat down and was getting even more angry about the question son asked him.
After an hour or so, father calmed down and started to think, “May be he really needed that money for something important as he never asked for money very often.”
Then father went to his son room and opened the door. He came near to his son bed and asked, “Are you asleep son?”
“No papa”, replied son
“I have been thinking, may be i was too hard on you that time. its been a long day and because of that i got angry on you. Here is the money you asked for.” father said.
The little boy sat straight smiling “Oh Thank You Papa”
Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled some crippled up notes. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at his father.
“Why do you want money if you already had some?” the father grumbled.
“Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,” the little boy replied.
“Papa I have Rs. 500 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you”. Father was dumbstruck.
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.