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Savings of life....Mistakes of life.......

Rahul Gupta (Project Controller ACA MBA(Fin.))   (8004 Points)

02 June 2010  

Do read it at least one............


Monica married Hitesh this day. At the end of the wedding party, Monica's mother gave her a newly opened bank saving passbook.

With Rs.1000 deposit amount.

Mother: 'Monica, take this passbook. Keep it as a record of your marriage life. When there's something happy and memorable happened in your new life, put some money in. Write down what it's about next to the line. The more memorable the event is, the more money you can put in. I've done the first one for you today. Do the others with Hitesh. When you look back after years, you can know how much happiness you've had.'

Monica shared this with Hitesh when getting home. They both thought it was a great idea and were anxious to know when the second deposit can be made.

This was what they did after certain time:

-  7 Feb: Rs.100, first birthday celebration for Hitesh after marriage

-  1 Mar: Rs.300, salary raise for Monica

-  20 Mar: Rs.200, vacation trip to Bali

-  15 Apr: Rs.2000, Monica got pregnant

-  1 Jun: Rs.1000, Hitesh got promoted ............................... And so on...

However, after years, they started fighting and arguing for trivial things. They didn't talk much. They regretted that they had married the nastiest people in the world.... no more love...Kind of typical nowadays, huh?


One day Monica talked to her Mother:

'Mom, we can't stand it anymore. We agree to divorce. I can't imagine how I decided to marry this guy!!!'

Mother: 'Sure, girl, that's no big deal. Just do whatever you want if you really can't stand it. But before that, do one thing first. Remember the saving passbook I gave you on your wedding day? Take out all money and spend it first. You shouldn't keep any record of such a poor marriage.'

Monica thought it was true. So she went to the bank, waiting at the queue and planning to cancel the account. While she was waiting, she took a look at the passbook record. She looked, and looked, and looked. Then the memory of all the previous joy and happiness just came up her mind. Her eyes were then filled with tears. She left and went home.

When she was home, she handed the passbook to Hitesh, asked him to spend the money before getting divorce.


The next day, Hitesh gave the passbook back to Monica. She found a new deposit of Rs.5000. And a line next to the record: 'this is the day I notice how much I've loved you thru out all these years. How much happiness you've brought me.'

They hugged and cried, putting the passbook back to the safe.

Do you know how much money they had saved when they retired? I did not ask. I believe the money did not matter any more after they had gone thru all the good years in their life.

"When you fall, in any way, don't see the place where you fell, instead see the place from where you slipped.


Life is about correcting mistakes."

 20 Replies

CMA. CS. Sanjay Gupta ("PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN")   (114102 Points)
Replied 02 June 2010

Somtimes we forget the good times and brood over the present. Sometimes we make the mistake of taking small things to heart and forget all the good qualities of our loved ones. Sometimes we make to many decisions to early. Our main problem is that we dont think from the point of view of our loved ones before making any decision. We just think we are right and realize it later on. But everytime you dont get 2nd chance.

Toched My Heart...................Thanks Alot.............Keep Posting..........

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B.Chackrapani Warrier (Chartered Accountant) (79311 Points)
Replied 02 June 2010

To err is human. Those who correct are great. Thanks for the compilation.

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Rajan (Service) (152 Points)
Replied 02 June 2010

Heart touching !!! Nice one, Great

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CA Archana (Mamager Finance & Accounts)   (365 Points)
Replied 02 June 2010

Really a grt way to learn.......thanks

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CA Anshu Agarwal (B€ @LW@¥$ ]-[@Pp¥) (1832 Points)
Replied 02 June 2010

Originally posted by : CA Archana

Really a grt way to learn.......thanks

 and also a GREAT IDEA for measuring happiness of the life.

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CA PuRvI M!$rA (-) (2260 Points)
Replied 02 June 2010

vry nice story.......thanx fr sharing......

CA Usha Rani Challa (CA) (139 Points)
Replied 02 June 2010

Really a very nice & different story. It is very heart touching. thnx for sharing

Aditya Maheshwari (CA in Practice) (35817 Points)
Replied 02 June 2010

Thanks for sharing a great story. Great way to save both money and to stay happy.

Riyaz Khan (CA CS (Exec) MBA (Fin) Asst. General Manager-SEBI Internal Auditor-British Certifications Inc.)   (1315 Points)
Replied 02 June 2010

Really heart touching. Thanks for sharing.

Vikas Gupta (CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT) (16295 Points)
Replied 02 June 2010

Really nice story....thanks very much for sharing such a nice story..keep sharing sir..

mandeep saini (CA ) (122 Points)
Replied 02 June 2010

Originally posted by : PuRV!

vry nice story.......thanx fr sharing......


ambika (student) (56 Points)
Replied 03 June 2010

Really.... its beautyful story...Thanks for sharing.....

Replied 12 June 2010

mind blowing sir.thank u so much for giving me this valuble information

SIVASIVA (FCA, Future CA) (4930 Points)
Replied 12 June 2010

good one

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