Once there was a father who loved his son a lot. He was a teacher by profession and usually remained busy in his school’s work but never forgot to pay attention to his only son. One day,while he was teaching his son at home, a crow came and sat on thier roof’s top. The son enquired what that was.His father told him about the crow and its looks altogether. Son being inquisitive, kept on asking more and more questions again and again about that bird. To his surprise, his father, without being irated, told him the same thing till the son was contented.
As the time passed by, the son started growing taller and stronger day by day. Every day, he was counselled by his father. Finally, he succeeded and he was appointed as a senior officer in Education department. On the other hand, his father started losing both his listening and hearing ability as he was growing older day by day. One day, father asked his son about the time by the watch. The son who was busy in his work, very politely, told him about the time. The father who was hard at hearing, could not hear and asked his son again to repeat. The son repeated it again. His father,still could not hear that and asked him to say once again. Hearing this, the son got too angry that he started abusing and maltreating his father. He, even called himself ‘Deaf’. Father had tears in his eyes. He was startled to see the response of the child whom he had played in his hands. He was speechless and had no anwer to his son’s anger.
Yet, he called his son respectfully and asked him to do him a favour for the last time. He requestes him to open his closer and bring evrything that is kept inside the closet.When, his son opens the closet, he finds a worn and torn register over there. His son brings and hands over it to his father. His father makes him sit with him and takes him back to the day when he had asked about the crow 100 times, and how his father had answered all the time peacefully. His son, gets no words to speak and he falls down at the feet of his father. He apologises for being so rude.
Moral : We should not disrespect our parents. The sacrifice they make for us, can not be measured. Respect and make them feel special.
Source of Story: Mr. Devdeep Tyagi, Rewari (Hr.)
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