Friday, November 25, 2005

Family

A friend sent me beautiful lines, which I find them suitable for the coming holidays. Try to seize it and get closer to your family.

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 goodbye.

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

Pass this message to 7 people except you and me.


I hope that I manage to pass it to more than that, wishing you nice holidays.

2 Comments:

Blogger Rosemary said...

This is very touching and true. Thank you for sharing it with us. ;)

12:34 AM  
Blogger deteodoru said...

Not very much considered, I realized after listening
to a famous academic expert speaking on Iraq, is the
fact that Saddam, upon realizing that he faced an
American attack, reached for reconciliation to Iran.
The Russians served as intermediaries. The scholar at
issue couldn't imagine that as possible. Yet, it seems
to be true. In fact, ongoing WashDC-Baghdad
negotiations to forestall an American invasion were
cut off when the US satellites spotted truck convoys
going EAST to Iran instead of WEST to Syria as
suspected, transporting Iraqi planes and military
hardware (see also Taryk Aziz's interrogation). The US
then broke off all the ongoing negotiations for regime
change and prepared an attack-- certainly not because
the Iraq-Iran rapprochement was going badly.

Saddam needed depth through some sort of resolution
with Iran. He also needed reconciliation with the
Shi'ia and Tehran could take care of that. Russia
mediated because so much oil as Iraq-Iran had, kept
out of Western hands would make them dependent on
Russia. As Putin was quoted: "I will make Russia
dominant of world politics [read that as West] through
energy.". But for the US and England, such a new
oil-rich alliance was unacceptable.

The point here is that if the US invasion interrupted
a Shi'ia-Sunni rapprochement of sorts on a Kurdish
model, interrupted by US invasion, then with US
withdrawal, the three sides could pick up where they
left off, this time sans Saddam.

Daniel E. Teodoru

3:06 AM  

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