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A Story of Appreciation - Must read everyone

RAMA KRISHNA (Sr.Executive - Accts & Preparing for IPCC)   (670 Points)

20 November 2010  

Dear all, one of my best friend sent this msg to me. I request  u to kindly spent u r valuable time of 10 mnts to this post and post ur comments here.

This is a powerful message in our modern society. 

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 youth's 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 school?" 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 asked, " 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 everyday 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 excellence and his future.

After finishing the cleaning of his mother 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 answered, " 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 his 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, 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. It is not because you do not have money 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 gray, 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.

You would have forwarded many mails to many and many of them would have back mailed you too...but try and forward this story to as many as possible...this may change somebody's fate...

 49 Replies

swapnil (CA Final) (598 Points)
Replied 20 November 2010

rama good quote ur mentioning,

CA. SANAT PYNE (F.C.A. & M.COM) (16757 Points)
Replied 20 November 2010

VERY NICE...............

RUPESH CHOUDHURY (Student) (484 Points)
Replied 20 November 2010

excellent piece,keep sharing plz..

sucheta (cs inter and CA FINAL student)   (598 Points)
Replied 20 November 2010

Lakshmi (Student) (1835 Points)
Replied 20 November 2010

Very nice.....

Thanks for sharing..

CA Navin Jain (MANAGER (FINANCE & ACCOUNTS))   (11763 Points)
Replied 20 November 2010

how learn from the life......................read this story........................thanks for sahring

Santhosh Poojary (SIEMPRE AHÍ PARA TI) (15587 Points)
Replied 20 November 2010

Great one

Replied 20 November 2010


C.A Sandeep J Nambiar (Chartered Accountant ) (262 Points)
Replied 20 November 2010

Very POWERFUL MESSAGE . Appreciation is a basic aspect of life which everyone forget to do in their daily lives . I hope through this message today's generation will know the importance of appreciation and also they will come to know about the pains and difficulties through which the parents undergo while upbringing their children .


 I will certainly forward it to my friends .

Niraj Jethva ( ) (21 Points)
Replied 20 November 2010


Replied 20 November 2010

i appreciate ur story.........gud 1.........

Vikas Gupta (CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT) (16295 Points)
Replied 20 November 2010

Originally posted by : SAN...

Great one

Ashish Bhatt ( B.COm C.A FINAL (New))   (493 Points)
Replied 20 November 2010

gre8 story......

Neha Patial (Article) (56 Points)
Replied 20 November 2010

really,, its so amazing,,

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