Subject: bowl of noodles
Hi frens, take the time to read thro this.
After reading this did it dawn on me that we really tend to take our parents for granted. We should really appreciate them. : )
That night, Sue had a quarrel with her mum and without bring anything with her, she ran out of the house.
While she's walking on the street, she discovered that she doesn't have any money on her, not even a cent to make a phone call.
As she was walking along the street, she spot a noodle stall, it smell so nice, how she long for a bowl. But, she has no money.
After awhile, the boss seeing Sue standing in front of his stall for quite a long time, asked:
'Hey Miss, do you want a bowl of noodle?'
'But...but...I didn't bring any money with me...' she answered shyly.
'It's alright, I'll give you a treat.' The boss said, 'Come have a seat, I'll cook you a bowl of noodle.'
Not long after, the owner served Sue with a bowl of noodle and a plate of vegetables.
Sue ate a few mouthfuls and she starts to tear. '
What happen, Miss?' the owner asked. 'Nothing, I'm just touched!' Sue said while drying her tears.
'Even a stranger I met on the street would offer to cook a bowl of noodles and treat!
But...my own mother, after a quarrel chase me out of the house and asking me not to go back again.
You as a complete stranger could show me care and concern while my own mother...she's so cruel.'
She said to the owner.
The boss after hearing what Sue had said, replied with a sigh:
'Miss, how can you think that way? Ponder over this, I just cook a bowl of noodles for you and you are so touch.
Your mother had been cooking noodles and rice for you since you are young till now, why aren't you grateful to her? And you even quarrel with her?'
Sue was stunned upon hearing that.
'Why didn't I think of that?
A bowl of noodles from a stranger and I'm so grateful but yet my own mother had been cooking for me for so many years and I'm not even show the least concern about her.'.
And because of a trivial matter, I quarreled with her.
She finishes her noodle swiftly and braces herself up and march towards the direction of home.
As she's walking home, she thought to herself how she wants to tell her mum right now...
'Mum, I'm sorry, I know I'm at fault, please forgive me.' Once she reach the doorstep, she saw her tired and anxious mother, searching everywhere for her; when she spot Sue, the first sentence which came out of her mouth is: 'Sue, come into the house quickly, I've the dinner ready and it'll be cold if you are not eating it now.' Right at that moment, Sue was unable to hold her tears anymore and she started weeping in front of her mum.
At times, we may be very grateful to others people around us for little gesture.
They showed us, but to our close ones, especially our parents, it's a lifetime of gratefulness we have to remember.
We should never forget what our parent had done for us but often we treat that as a natural process for them to sacrifice for us. However, parent's love and care are the most valuable gift given to us since we were born.
They don't expect any repayment from us for raising us but think about it...
Do we treasure this unconditional sacrifice from our parents?