“ Love your Parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old “.
We all as kids take our parents for granted. Them taking care of us, providing us the best of everything they can provide and sometimes even more than what they can provide. Right from bringing us into the world, helping us to take our first steps, teaching us to speak the first word, being awake endless nights so that we can sleep peacefully when sick, being our biggest pillar of strength, teaching us right from wrong, helping us making the right decisions, instilling the right morals and values in us etc. etc. Come to think of it this list is actually endless.
Many times we appreciate our parents but many times we forget or take all this for granted.
The irony of life is, it doesn’t remain the same always. When we are small are parents are fit enough to take care themselves and us but slowly when they start aging and reach a stage when they need someone to be with them and take care of them, we are either too busy on a personal level or professional front. The sons have their own families and the daughters ofcourse are married to a different family. There are various pressures of the society and excuses.
But are these excuses enough reason to not take care of the person responsible for your existence in this world ?
The parents have passed their youth and have reached a stage where they need someone to be with them, take care of them, shower love on them. And help them spend the last few years of their life happily.Being the children of ailing or aged parents and caring for them is the least that we can do, as it’s nothing just nothing in comparison to what all they have done all their lives to give us all the comforts of life.And blessed are those who get a chance to serve their parents when they are in need in any way.All the religions say that one should respect and care for your parents. But like other preachings we don’t take this very seriously too.
Life surely comes a full circle where our parents are standing today, we shall be there tomorrow.
When we are kids we have individual demands and wish lists that we expect our parents to fulfill for us. We never tell our parents that just get us that one pen and we will share with the siblings, 10 days one can use it and 10 days the other.But many times when it comes to caring for our ailing, aging parents there are children who hold discussions with their siblings that let’s take turns to care for them.
Why is it that we get so engrossed in our worldly pleasures that taking out time and caring for the most important people of our life becomes such a difficult task?
I agree it’s not easy but what exactly is easy in life ?
Getting through a good university of your choice is easy ?
Earning money is easy ? Establishing yourself professionally is easy ?
Finding the right life partner is easy ?
Nothing is easy.
But at least, doing things for your loved ones and specially the most prized possessions of your life, will make you sleep peacefully at night.
They will throw tantrums, become difficult, talk bitter. But in the end it’s nothing.What matters most is that they are your parents and they should have you around, when they need you the most. And believe you me, no one can take the place of your parents.
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