Old people are like kids who need love, extra attention and care to maintain a healthy life. They need to be pampered and respected just like they pampered and raised us up in our childhood. Instead of getting irritated, live joyful moments with your parents in their old age to give them the heaven they deserve rather than disrespecting them or giving them pain. Read a story about an old father and his son, and if you understand the moral, adapt it in your life.


Once, an old man was sitting on a sofa with his 40 year old son. They were watching a show on the television when a crow perched on their window. The old man, pointing at the crow, asked his son, “What is this?” His son replied, “It is a crow”. The old man again asked, ” What is this?” And his son again, a bit irritated replied, “It is a crow.” The old man again asked his son for the third time, What is this?” The son’s tone changed into a rebuff, and said, “It is a crow, a crow!” After a while, the old father again asked his son, “What is this?”, to which he replied with anger, “Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again, although I have told you so many times ‘IT IS A CROW’. Are you not able to understand this?”


The old man, quietly stood up, and went to his room. A little while, he came back with a diary, opened it and made his son read the words that were written on it.

“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 son was left baffled and was ashamed of his deeds. We need to understand that not only we are growing up, our partners are getting older too. Obviously we cannot match the level of their sacrifices and love that they have showered on us, but at least we can help them live their old age with full comfort, love and care. Pamper them like they pampered you, care for them like they cared for you, pray for them like they did for you. A smile on their face and their happy souls can really make a big difference in your life, believe me. Our old parents do not ask for expensive gifts like we did, but all they want is respect, your love, your time and your attention. Nothing expensive are they asking for. I hope you got our message, a simple little message, that is going to make a huge difference in your life.

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