An 80-year old man and his 45-year son were sitting in their living room when suddenly a crow appeared on the window. The father asked his son what was that on the window and the son replied that it was a crow.
After a couple of minutes, the Father asked his son again what was that and the son gave the same answer. After some time, the old man again asked the same question for the 3rd time. At this time, with some irritation in his voice, the son answered that it was a crow.
A little after, the old father again asked the same question for the 4th time.
Annoyed and irritated, the son started shouting to his father why he keeps asking him the same question for so many times, even though he told him that it is a crow.
So, his father went to his room and returned back with an old tattered dairy which he kept since his son was born. He opened a page and asked his son to read that page.
The following words when written on the page:
“Today my little son aged three was sitting with me on the sofa, when a crow was sitting on the window. My Son asked me 23 times what it was, and I replied to him all 23 times that it was a Crow. I hugged him lovingly each time he asked me the same question again and again for 23 times. I did not at all feel irritated I rather felt affection for my innocent child”.
The father further explained that he had felt no irritation in replaying the same question all 23 times unlike his son who felt irritated and annoyed after answering the same question for 4 times.
This story teaches us that we should be patient to our old parents. We should not repulse them or look at them as a burden. Always speak to them to a gracious word, be obedient, humble, kind, and cool to them.
Our parents cared for us ever since we were born, always showing their selfless love on us. So, we should make them happy for the rest of their life!
No matter how they behave, you should say good and kind words to your parents. Remember that!