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rfhar
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[Deep] What goes around comes around

I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow,
a week from now, a month from now, a year from now...

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and 4 yr old
grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his
step faltered.

The family ate together every night at the table. But the elderly
grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas
rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled
on the tablecloth.

The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. "We must do
something about father," said the son. "I've had enough of his spilled milk,
noisy eating, and food on the floor."

So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather
ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather
had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl!

When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometime he had a tear
in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him
were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.

The four-year-old watched it all in silence. One evening before supper, the
father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the
child sweetly, "What are you making?"

Just as sweetly, the boy responded, "Oh, I am making a little bowl for you
and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up." The four-year-old smiled and
went back to work.

The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless. Then tears
started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew
what must be done.

That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to
the family table. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the
family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any
longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.

On a positive note, I've learned that, no matter what happens, how bad it
seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she
handles four things: a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled
Christmas tree lights.

I've learned that, regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll
miss them when they're gone from your life.

I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a
"life.."

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned
that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You
need to be able to throw something back.

I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you
focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing
the very best you can, happiness will find you.

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually
make the right decision.

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

I've learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone.

People love that human touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or just a
friendly pat on the back.

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.!
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usa2k
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They learned what they were sowing - perhaps soon enough?


sortofageek
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reply to rfhar
A tear threatened to fall from my eye, too. Thank you, Ron.

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Dominokat
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said by sortofageek:

A tear threatened to fall from my eye, too. Thank you, Ron.

It didn't threaten to fall from my eye.....
It DID fall from my eye.


santy
Don't Follow Me, I'M Lost Too
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join:2001-06-10
Wilmington, IL
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reply to rfhar
Thank you Ron. It brought tears to my eyes and I have heard/read it many times before.

"I've learned that, regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll
miss them when they're gone from your life."

That statement is so very true. I miss my parents immensely.

So many of those I've learned statements hold true for my self also.
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You don't quit playing 'cause you're OLD. You're old BECAUSE you quit playing!!