7:15 AM

A man came home late from work, tired and
irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for
him at the door.
“Daddy, may I ask you a question?”
“Yeah sure, what is it?” replied the man.
“Daddy, how much do you make an hour?”
“That’s none of your business. Why do you ask
such a thing?” the man said angrily.
“I just want to know. Please tell me, how much
do you make an hour?”
“If you must know, I make $20 an hour.”
“Oh,” the little boy replied, with his head down.
Looking up, he said,
“Daddy, may I please borrow $10?”
The father was furious, “If the only reason you
asked that is so you can borrow some money to
buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you
march yourself straight to your room and go to
bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I
work hard everyday for such childish behavior!”
The little boy quietly went to his room and shut
the door. The man sat down and started to get
even angrier about the little boy’s questions.
How dare he ask such questions only to get some
After about an hour or so, the man had calmed
down, and started to think: Maybe there was
something he really needed to buy with that $10
and he really didn’t ask for money very often.
The man went to the door of the little boy’s
room and opened the door.
“Are you asleep, son?” He asked.
“No daddy, I’m awake,” replied the boy.
“I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you
earlier,” said the man. “It’s been a long day and
I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the
$10 you asked for.”
The little boy sat straight up, smiling. “Oh,
thank you daddy!” He yelled.
Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out
some crumpled up bills.
The man, seeing that the boy already had money,
started to get angry again.
The little boy slowly counted out his money, and
then looked up at his father.
“Why do you want more money if you already
have some?” the father grumbled.
“Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,”
the little boy replied.
“Daddy, I have $20 now. CAN I BUY AN HOUR
OF YOUR TIME? Please come home early
tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.”

This story is a reminder to all of you who are
working so hard in life. We should not let time
slip through our fingers without having spent
some time with those who really matter to us,
those close to our hearts. If we die tomorrow,
the company that we are working for could
easily replace us in a matter of days. But the
family & friends we leave behind will feel the
loss for the rest of their lives. And come to
think of it, we pour ourselves more into work
than to our family. An unwise investment indeed

Do you agree?

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