A couple married for ten good years with no child and in the eleventh year a baby boy was born into the family, this couple joy grow with no bound and they are living a lovely couple live that anyone could desired.
When the boy was around 2 years of age, one beautiful morning that turn to a sad day, the husband was about leaving home for work and he saw a medicine bottle open but couldn’t wait to pick up the medicine bottle and cap it because he is already late for work.
He asks his wife to cap the bottle and keep it out of reach of the child because the bottle contain a poisonous medicine meant for adult in a very small dosage.
The mother was preoccupied in the kitchen and totally forgot the matter, the boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle, and he was fascinated with its colour, he pick up the bottle and drank all the medicine in it. When the child collapsed, the mother hurried him to the hospital, where he died. The mother was stunned. She was scared how to face her husband.
When the distressed father came to the hospital and saw the dead child, he was so so sad, he looked at his wife and voiced just only four words.
Guest what the four words are?
The husband just said “I Love You Dearest”
Nobody around the place ever expected such words from the father of the boy to his mother.
The boy is dead. He can never come back to life again. There is no point in finding fault with the mother, the father said. Besides, if only he has taken time to keep the bottle away, this will not have happened. No point in attaching blame because she had also lost her only child. What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband. That is what he gave her.
Sometimes we spend time asking who is responsible or who to blame and miss out some warmth in human relationship in giving each other support. After all, shouldn’t forgiving someone we love be the easiest thing in the world to do? Treasure what you have. Don’t multiply pain, anguish and suffering by holding on to forgiveness. If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective, there would be much fewer problems in the world. So, take off all your envies, jealousies, and unwillingness to forgive, selfishness, and fears and you will find things are actually not as difficult as you think.
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