Angels on Your Shoulder

Angels on Your Shoulder


Fearless Friday: We all get old

posted by Susan Gregg

garden dadI had the privilege to have my dad live with me for the last nine months of his life. He had Alzheimer’s. I am so grateful that I was able to love him and have patience with him. We never spoke an angry word which was a gift and a miracle. When I read this story I thought of him.

My father and I had a tumultuous relationship most of my life. The fact that I was able to love him unconditionally, hold his hand as he died and care for him was really a gift from the angelic realms. Next time you want to yell at someone or feel angry ask the angels to see the situation through their eyes and watch your life change miraculously. This is a picture of my dad, cooking me dinner for the last time. He burned the dinner badly, it took me while to clean up but I pretended to savor each and every bite.

Father and Son…………………

An 80 year old man was sitting on the sofa in his house along with his 45 years old highly educated son. Suddenly a crow perched on their window.


The Father asked his Son, “What is this?”

The Son replied “It is a crow”.

After a few minutes, the Father asked his Son the 2nd time, “What is this?”

The Son said “Father, I have just now told you “It’s a crow”.

After a little while, the old Father again asked his Son the 3rd time, What is this?”

At this time the expression of irritation was felt in the Son’s tone when he said to his Father with a rebuff. “It’s a crow, a crow”.
A little after, the Father again asked his Son t he 4th time, “What is
this?”
This time the Son shouted at his Father, “Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again, although I have told you so many times ‘IT IS A CROW’. Are you not able to understand this?”

A little later the Father went to his room and came back with an old tattered diary, which he had maintained since his Son was born. On opening a page, he asked his Son to read that page. When the son read it, the following words were written in the diary :

“Today my little son aged three was sitting with me on the sofa, when a crow was sitting on the window. My Son asked me 23 times what it was, and I replied to him all 23 times that it was a Crow. I hugged him lovingly each time he asked me the same question again and again for 23 times. I did not at all feel irritated I rather felt affection for my innocent child”.

While the little child asked him 23 times “What is this”, the Father had felt no irritation in replying to the same question all 23 times and when today the Father asked his Son the same question just 4 times, the Son felt irritated and annoyed.

So..

If your parents attain old age, do not repulse them or look at them as a burden, but speak to them a gracious word, be cool, obedient, humble and kind to them. Be considerate to your parents.From today say this aloud, “I want to see my parents happy forever. They have cared for me ever since I
was a little child. They have always showered their selfless love on me. They crossed all mountains and valleys without seeing the storm and heat to make me a person presentable in the society today”.

Say a prayer to God, “I will serve my old parents in the BEST way. I will say all good and kind words to my dear parents, no matter how they behave.

Calling the angels into your home

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With love and aloha,
Susan

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