Category: Touching Stories – Cerita-Cerita Sedih


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
frivolities.’

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 little 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..
Have we forgotten what is really important in life? Too caught up in
money, personal ambitions, and forgot how to enjoy and appreciate the sweet
simplicities in life?

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.

My mom only had one eye. I hated her… She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students & teachers to support the family. There was this one day during elementary school where my mom came to
Say hello to me. I was so embarrassed. How could she do this to me? I ignored her, threw her a hateful look and ran out.

The next day at school one of my classmates said, “EEEE, your mom only Has one eye!”

I wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my mom to just disappear. I confronted her that day and said, ” If you’re only gonna make me a Laughing stock, why don’t you just die?” My mom did not respond…. I didn’t even stop to think for a second about what I had said, because I was full of anger.

I was oblivious to her feelings. I wanted out of that house, and have nothing to do with her. So I studied real hard, got a chance to go abroad to study. Then, I got married. I bought a house of my own.
I had kids of my own. I was happy with my life, my kids and the comforts, Then one day, my Mother came to visit me. She hadn’t seen me in years and she didn’t even meet her Grandchildren. When she stood by the door, my children laughed at her, and I yelled at Her for coming over uninvited.

I screamed at her, “How dare you come to my house and scare my Children!” GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!”

And to this, my mother quietly answered, “Oh, I’m so sorry. I may have Gotten the wrong address,”

And she disappeared out of sight. One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house. So I lied to my wife that I was going on a business trip. After the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiosity. My neighbors said that she died. I did not shed a single tear. They handed me a letter that she had wanted me to have.

“My dearest son, I think of you all the time. I’m sorry that I came to your house and Scared your children.
I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. But I may not be able to even get out of bed to see you. I’m sorry that I was a constant embarrassment to you when you were Growing up. You see………when you were very little, you got into an accident, and Lost your eye. As a mother, I couldn’t stand watching you Having to grow up with one eye. So I gave you mine. I was so proud of my son who was seeing a whole new world for me, in my Place, with that eye.

With all my love to you,
Your mother..

Always tell someone that you love them because you never know what day Will be their last, or your own.

Always seek to resolve your problems or disagreements with loved ones Because if either of you should pass on before, the one who is left alive will have the rest of their life to ponder those unresolved feelings but will never find closure. And closure usually brings Peace….

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