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vijitha
03-18-2005, 03:43 PM
Got this on fwd today.. thought share with Geetham Family.. if it has been posted before.. ignore it..

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F A M I L Y

I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply.

He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you."

We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said good-bye.

But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.

When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.

He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.

While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,

"While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.

Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.

Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.

He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."

By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.

I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.

"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.

I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."

I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway."

I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."

FAMILY
Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company
that we are working for could easily replace us in
a matter of days.
But the family we left behind will feel the loss
for the rest of their lives.

And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more
into work than into our own family,
an unwise investment indeed,
don't you think?
So what is behind the story?

Do you know what the word FAMILY means?
FAMILY = (F)ATHER (A)ND (M)OTHER (I) (L)OVE (Y)OU

mrs_sri_gan
03-18-2005, 03:53 PM
ohh.....ippa puriuthu family'nna ennanu.... :ee:

Nice one :b: Thanks viji.

butterfly
03-18-2005, 04:06 PM
Have read this before...Thanks for reminding me again Viji :sm08:

goodcomplanboy
03-18-2005, 04:13 PM
Good one Viji. Read it looooooooooong time back. I wish I was with my parents :cry: seekirama thirumbi poganum.

bharanishan
03-18-2005, 07:57 PM
hi vijitha...

nice one .....have read it before...and it was nice reading it once again

coolian
03-18-2005, 08:34 PM
Why? WHY?

Shy
03-18-2005, 09:11 PM
:sm08: :sm08: :sm08:

Sweet one viji..

Coolian, enna aachu, yethuku eppo evaloo why why :(

Shy

coolian
03-18-2005, 09:17 PM
Romba touching; appadiyE azhuthutEn...

Shy
03-18-2005, 09:36 PM
Romba touching; appadiyE azhuthutEn...

intha pasangalukku kindal irukae :nono: :oops: :nono: :oops:

Shy

coolian
03-18-2005, 09:41 PM
Hey! Kindal laam onnum illai...tears are rolling down as I type...:-(...yEn intha sOdhanai...

Shy
03-18-2005, 09:57 PM
Hey! Kindal laam onnum illai...tears are rolling down as I type...:-(...yEn intha sOdhanai...

acho.. sorry pa..naan kindal panreenga'lonu nenaichu appadi sonaen.. dont worry okvaa :sm08: :sm08: :oops: :oops:

Shy

coolian
03-18-2005, 09:59 PM
Hahahhahahaa...

Shy
03-18-2005, 10:11 PM
aiyoo.. romba confusion :evil: :evil: :evil: :snooty: :snooty:

Shy

coolian
03-18-2005, 10:33 PM
Mandai vedichufied yet ;-)?

Priyanka
03-22-2005, 07:39 AM
Oh Viji! You made me feel very very guilty. :cry: Naan velai senjundrukkarappa Priyanka paduththinaa I will scold her. What to do? Sometimes it is unavoidable. :cry: