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A couple’s heartbreak

A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a loving couple and the boy was the apple of their eyes.

One morning, when the boy was around two years old, the husband saw a medicine bottle open. He was late for work so he asked the wife to cap the bottle and put it in the cupboard. The mother, preoccupied in the kitchen, totally forgot the matter.

The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to it and, fascinated with its color, drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine meant for adults in small dosages.

When the child collapsed, the mother hurried him to the hospital, where he died. The mother was stunned; she was terrified. How would she face her husband?

When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead child, he looked at his wife and uttered just four words.

“I Love You Darling.”

The husband’s totally unexpected reaction is proactive behavior. The child is dead. He can never be brought back to life. There is no point in finding fault with the mother. Besides, if only he have taken time to put the bottle away, this would not have happened.

No point in attaching blame. She had also lost her only child. What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband. That is what he gave her.

Sometimes we spend time asking who is responsible or who’s to blame, whether in a relationship, in a job or with the people we know and miss out on the warmth in human relationships we could receive by giving each other support.

After all, shouldn’t forgiving someone we love be the easiest thing in the world to do?

Treasure what you have. Don’t multiply pain, anguish and suffering by holding onto forgiveness. Let go of all your envies, jealousies, unwillingness to forgive, selfishness, and fears and you will find things are actually not as difficult as you think.

If everyone could look at life with this kind of perspective, there would be fewer problems in the world.

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  • Aruna February 23, 2015, 12:42 pm

    Excellent…..heart touching…

  • Honey February 23, 2015, 12:38 pm

    It’s 100% true that why u blame someone after it had done

  • Nazaline Harnauth July 13, 2014, 7:55 pm

    All of us have already done something wrong at put others to the blame because you don’t want to get lashes by your mom. It has happened to all of us already. This is a very nice and touching story.

    Thank you for this lovely story.

  • Sanjappa muddalapuram June 5, 2014, 9:56 am

    Wonderful story, tells about the value of forgiveness and love

  • Anju March 24, 2014, 12:28 pm

    Very true.

  • Agih Lukman March 3, 2014, 8:50 pm

    Nice one .

  • Agih Lukman March 3, 2014, 8:50 pm

    Hmmmn… Indeed forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Very inspiring. It’s not all responsibilities you push to others. A stitch in time saves nine .

  • Ebuka August 28, 2013, 11:05 am

    We would always find reasons to blame others, but who will blame us for our own faults.

  • Farhad June 26, 2013, 3:03 am

    Really.. always we should think positive, otherwise we will be our own problem..

  • Manoj Tamang May 14, 2013, 8:59 pm

    Wow! Just amazing…looking from others point of view. Thought provoking.

  • Reshu Tiwari May 2, 2013, 7:48 pm

    Such a nice story, with a nice and applicable lesson, I wonder if still someone can understand n learn something.

  • Toan April 13, 2013, 1:25 pm

    That story’s meaning, we should have responsibility for acting, don’t blame for anybody because everyone have responsibility.

  • Iqbal S Gahley February 5, 2013, 8:34 pm

    These are some beautiful inspiring and thought provoking stories.

  • Prashanth Reddy February 5, 2013, 2:24 am

    Very touching and it’s true………

    Why to blame if the situation is not under control.

    Amazing meaning.

  • Sourabh January 21, 2013, 10:48 am

    Nice thought.

  • Aye Chan Aung January 18, 2013, 12:46 am

    It is really a heart melt story. If my parents had understood each other like the couple in the story, I and my brother would not have suffered the terrible feelings of broken family. But, they just blamed each others and divorced at last 🙁

  • Reena January 13, 2013, 10:55 am

    Life is actually beautiful & simple but I don’t understand WHY?!? Why do we make it so difficult …

  • Shenba Srinivasan January 8, 2013, 4:50 am

    Too good..! The husband is a perfect human being, practical, sensible and caring.

  • Rita Borg January 7, 2013, 5:01 pm

    The reply from Lea #11 said it all. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.

  • Rajendra Choudhary January 7, 2013, 10:38 am

    A stich in time saves nine. The husband has proved that he is a very sensible person.

  • Esther January 7, 2013, 10:14 am

    Very touching and educative.

  • Aruna January 7, 2013, 6:53 am

    Excellent…. heart touching.

  • Lea January 5, 2013, 5:41 am

    Have a fresh START of your life this year… START means:

    S-Stop blaming yourself, stop blaming other people, and stop making excuses
    T-Taking an inventory of my life, of your life
    A-Act in faith
    R-Rethinking and refocus
    T-Trust in GOD

  • Irfan January 4, 2013, 5:31 pm

    Awesome ….

  • Nirmala January 4, 2013, 3:20 am

    Amazing one. This story teaches us a very valuable lesson. Many a time we keep blaming others for their mistakes or grave errors. Instead we can be more consoling and make them understand by showing love.

  • Mohan January 3, 2013, 4:16 am

    The story is so revealing. Many times we deligate even a trivial thing which perhaps can lead to disaster.

    A very valuable lesson is learnt.

  • Rhema January 3, 2013, 3:31 am

    Hmmm, it really isn’t that difficult; little issues when faced doesn’t have to become bigger.

  • Tione January 3, 2013, 1:54 am

    A touching story indeed with an amazing lesson

  • Syed Sadath January 3, 2013, 1:19 am

    In this incident, the husband did a good job as he loved his wife more than himself but there is a point to be noted.

    If we ignore the mistake of the wife, it would be like we encourage people alike, so I encourage people alike, to do work without fail.

    Thanks for the nice story.

  • Pratima January 3, 2013, 12:42 am

    Really Good One. Such small things to be learned in our life, instead we fight for it.

    Very good message….!

  • Dayanand January 3, 2013, 12:27 am

    Most of the time we indulge in BLAME GAME and that leads to more torture to everyone involved in that bad event.

    Instead as in this story, we can support, console each other. Moreover, the story also tells us that we should be fully conscious in our day to day activities, however small they might be!

    Thanks a lot for this small and sweet thought provoking story.

  • Priya January 2, 2013, 10:55 pm

    Very true… There is no point in blaming or pointing out other person for their mistakes.

  • Pawan Kumar January 2, 2013, 8:50 pm

    Touching….and full of learning…

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