Tuesday, August 2, 2011

May I have a Minute ?

It was 1.00 AM , old Sarada was still awake, looking at the door eagerly. Suddenly, a taxi arrives. Elated Sarada runs towards the gate, paused for a moment, her eyes were filled with tears to see her son after 10 years.

She hugs her son and invites them into the house. Sarada is a widow, who is a retired teacher. She struggled a lot to bring up her son, gave him good education. He is a Green card holder settled in USA and came to India to see his mother after 10 years.
In the morning, Sarada takes her family to the temple. She proudly introduces her son to the priest and the known people in the temple. Everyone start praising her son, and reveals that he has given a high donation to the old age home which the Government has never taken care of . Sarada heart filled with contentment and was happy to see her  son is helping the needy.

After lunch, they start sharing the things. In the middle of conversation her son says:

“Mother, If you come and stay with us in America, as you know that  me and my wife are busy with our work and we could not be able to give proper attention towards  you. So, we both have discussed and finalized that we will join you in a old age home.So that you can have comfortable life and that is the reason  I have donated a high amount to the old age home.”

After hearing the reason, Sarada heart breaks and her eyes just start flooding with tears…

With no words left to speak, Sarada ask her son to leave the house


You & me, everyone attains old age, so don’t think that your parents are burden for you. They cared for you ever since you entered this world. They have shown always selfless love on you and you don’t be selfish now. They have sacrificed many things in their life to see you as what you are today in this society.

Remember Your happiness lies in friends, parties, pubs, shopping etc but you are the only happiness to your parents

Be humble to them, take care of them, and don’t leave them when they need you most. All they need is your love and affection

Take a pledge today that “You will serve your old parents in the BEST way you can and will never hurt them in any way, no matter how tough it may be.” 

"Stop putting your parents in Old Age Homes"


  1. Really sad. Only hope is as we grow old we get into the adjusting mentality.
    If we can adjust, life will be great!

  2. Some people never understand till they themselves reach that stage.
    Old people do not need all the attention in the world. actually its their loved ones and family that they need around them. Its not too much to ask for.

  3. ya ppl should realise, n think tht is their responsibility

  4. Its disgusting how can someone let his/her parents stay in an old age home.

    Weakest Link

  5. How dare he speak to her mother like that, i thought he would take her to US, but wa...she should have slapped her. But she did the right thing..

    1. well not only he, there are many like him who can speak so rude with their parents..


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