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  1. stevoh

    stevoh JF-Expert Member

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    OPENING ONE. This is a powerful
    message in our modern society.
    We seemed to have lost our bearing &
    our sense of
    direction. **Story of Appreciation** One young academically excellent
    person went to
    apply for a managerial position in a big
    company. He passed the first interview;
    the director did the last
    interview, made the last decision. The director discovered from the CV that the
    academic achievements were excellent
    all the way,
    from the secondary school until the
    postgraduate research, Never had a year when he did
    not score. The director asked,
    "Did you obtain any scholarships in
    the youth answered "none". The
    director asked, " Was it your father who paid for your
    school fees?"
    The youth answered,
    "My father passed away when I was
    one year old, it
    was my mother who paid for my school fees. The director asked,
    " Where did your mother work?"
    The youth answered,
    "My mother worked as clothes cleaner.
    The director requested the youth to
    show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that
    were smooth and perfect. The director
    ”Have you ever helped your mother
    wash the
    clothes before?" The youth answered,
    "Never, my mother always wanted me
    to study and
    read more books. Furthermore, my
    mother can wash clothes faster
    than me. The director said, "I have a request. When you go back
    today, go and
    clean your mother's hands, and then
    see me
    tomorrow morning.* The youth felt that
    his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily
    requested his
    mother to let him clean her hands. His
    mother felt
    strange, happy but with mixed feelings,
    she showed her hands to the kid. The youth cleaned
    his mother's hands slowly. His
    tear fell as he did that. It was the first
    time he noticed
    that his mother's hands were so
    wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands.
    Some bruises
    were so painful that his mother
    shivered when they
    were cleaned with water. This was the
    first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the
    clothes every day
    to enable him to pay the school fee. The
    bruises in
    the mother's hands were the price that
    the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic
    and his future. After finishing the
    cleaning of his mother's hands,
    the youth quietly washed all the
    remaining clothes for his mother. That night, mother and
    son talked for a very long
    time. Next morning, the youth went to
    the director's office. The Director
    noticed the tears in the youth's eyes,
    asked: " Can you tell me what have you done
    and learned
    yesterday in your house?" The youth
    " I cleaned my mother's hand, and also
    finished cleaning all the remaining clothes' The
    Director asked,
    " please tell me your feelings." The
    youth said, Number 1,
    I know now what is appreciation.
    Without my mother, there would not the successful
    me today. Number 2,
    by working together and helping my
    mother, only I
    now realize how difficult and tough it is
    to get something done. Number 3,
    I have come to appreciate the
    importance and value
    of family relationship. The director said,
    " This is what I am looking for to be my
    manager. I want to recruit a person who can
    appreciate the help
    of others, a person who knows the
    sufferings of
    others to get things done, and a person
    who would not put money as his only goal in life.
    You are hired. Later on, this young
    person worked very hard, and
    received the respect of his
    subordinates. Every
    employee worked diligently and as a team. The
    company's performance improved
    tremendously. A child, who has been
    protected and habitually
    given whatever he wanted, would
    develop "entitlement mentality" and would
    always put
    himself first. He would be ignorant of
    his parent's
    efforts. When he starts work, he
    assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he
    becomes a manager,
    he would never know the sufferings of
    employees and would always blame
    others. For this kind of people, who may be good
    academically, may be successful for a
    while, but
    eventually would not feel sense of
    achievement. He will grumble and be
    full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective
    parents, are
    we really showing love or are we
    destroying the kid
    instead?* You can let your kid live in a
    big house, give him a Driver & Car for going around, Eat a
    Good Meal, learn
    Piano, Watch a Big Screen TV. But when
    you are
    Cutting Grass, please let them
    experience it. After a Meal, let them Wash their Plates and
    Bowls together
    with their Brothers and Sisters. Tell
    them to Travel in Public Bus, It is not
    because you do not have Money
    for Car or to hire a Maid, but it is because you want to
    Love them in a right way. You want
    them to
    understand, no matter how rich their
    parents are,
    one day their hair will Grow Grey, same as the Mother
    of that young person. The most
    important thing is your kid learns how
    to appreciate the effort and
    experience the difficulty and learns the
    ability to work with others to get things done.