Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Used vs Love

Got this from a friend via email.

And the funny thing was that Little D had used her nails to scratch some chinese words on my car just yesterday. Was I upset? You bet! But fortunately I didnt react the way the man in the story below did. I told her NEVER to do it again, in a fairly stern voice, which I think frightened her a bit. But I did tell myself that I had to cut her nails Coz, If she didnt have the "tools" she wouldnt have been able to put her masterpiece on my car! :D

Now I need to get my car waxed to get rid of it! Or maybe I should keep it, so that I remember!!


While a man was polishing his new car, his 4 yr old son picked up a stone and scratched lines on the side of the car. In anger, the man took the child's hand and hit it many times not realizing he was using a wrench.

At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures.

When the child saw his father.....with painful eyes he asked, 'Dad when will my fingers grow back?'
The man was so hurt and speechless; he went back to his car and kicked it a lot of times.

Devastated by his own actions ....... sitting in front of that car he looked at the scratches; the child had written 'LOVE YOU DAD'.

The next day that man committed suicide.

Anger and Love have no limits; choose the latter to have a beautiful, lovely life & remember this:
Things are to be used and people are to be loved.
The problem in today's world is that people are used while things are loved.

Let's try always to keep this thought in mind:
Things are to be used,
People are to be loved.

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character;
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.


doc said...

this is really good! thanks for sharing.

JoMel said...

I've read this story before. It's so so tragic, what impulsiveness caused by anger can lead too, and all of us have to be cautious of it.

Stardust said...


Hard to believe how little ones manage to leave scratch marks on a car. Woo.

bp said...

my younger sis did the same thing with a chinese character on our piano, i don't remember my parents' rxn, but it is forever etched there, oops!

did u manage to wax it out?