Thursday, July 30, 2009
Posted on 3:28:28 PM | 8 Comments

I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
'Oh excuse me please' was my reply.

He said, 'Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you.'

We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.

But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old..

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.

When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
'Move out of the way,' I said with a frown...

He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.

While I lay awake in bed, God's still small voice came to me and said,

'While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.

Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.

Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.

He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes.'

By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.

I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
'Wake up, little one, wake up,' I said...

'Are these the flowers you picked for me?'
He smiled, 'I found 'em, out by the tree.

I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue.'

I said, 'Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way.'
He said, 'Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway.'

I said, 'Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue....'


Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days.

But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than into our own family, an unwise investment indeed, don't you think?

So what is behind the story?

Do you know what the word FAMILY means?


forwarded email, author unknown

Corat-Coret, Anak-anak Kita, Motivation | 8 Comments

deemumtaz says ...
  touching nyer.. macam nak mengalir air mata.. teringat diriku yang suka marah anak2 bila diaorg kacau bila tengah memasak di dapur.. oohh... insaf!!

Reply | Posted on 7/30/2009 4:44:06 PM

kuizikel says ...
  wah sungguh touching... 1,2,3,4 i luv u :)

Reply | Posted on 7/30/2009 8:44:05 PM

Yati says ...
  Betul tu. dengan orang cakap lembut, dengan anak sendiri, suka jerit. Apa la aku ni. :(

Reply | Posted on 7/30/2009 11:49:05 PM

anasfadilah says ...
  true enough...dengan stranger kita berbudi bahasa,dengan yg kita sayang,kita buat cincai je..huhuhu

tacing la..rasa nak nanges

Reply | Posted on 7/31/2009 8:32:37 AM

iena says ...
  Betul.. betul..betul
iena pun ada dpt email nie masa baca tu ngalir airmata. Teringat kekadang tu ngan anak cepat jer nak melenting. Huhuhu

Reply | Posted on 7/31/2009 9:03:23 AM

aimila says ...
  Sgt menyentuh perasaan dan rasanya ia amat terkesan skali lantas telah m'alirkan airmata semasa m'bacanya. tima ksh maya utk kata2 tu. sgt m'insafkan...

Reply | Posted on 7/31/2009 10:39:39 AM

ainee si ketua pari2 says ...
  so sweet yet touching..

Reply | Posted on 7/31/2009 12:06:28 PM

maya says ...
  thanks all...
banyak forwarded email yg tak terbaca sebenarnya.. hari tu go tru sekali jumpa yang ni... elok pulak anak tengah demam saya pulak di tempat kerja setelkan kerja tak habis2.. sungguh sedih sekali bile baca...

Reply | Posted on 7/31/2009 9:16:58 PM

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