Heartbreak of Loving Couple
A boy was born to a couple after twelve years of marriage. They were a loving couple and the boy was the apple of their eyes. When the boy was around two years old, one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle open and lying around the house.
He was late for work so he asked the wife to cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard. The mother, preoccupied in the kitchen, totally forgot the matter.
The little boy saw the bottle and playfully, fascinated with its color, drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine meant for external application, for adults. When the mother saw that the child had collapsed, she rushed him to the hospital. But it was too late and the child was declared dead on arrival. The mother went into a state of shock and was inconsolable. When the distraught father rushed to the hospital and witnessed the horrifying debacle, he was beyond himself, with grief.
The couple held each other in their moment of grief , and yet in those terrible and sad moments , the husband just uttered four words to his grief - stricken wife , “I love you Darling“ The husband’s totally unexpected reaction is, what one could term as “Proactive behavior“. The child is dead. He can never be brought back to life. There is no point in finding fault with the mother. Besides if only the father had spared a moment to pick up the bottle and put it in a safe place the incident would not have occurred. So there served no purpose in blaming each other after the damage had been done. What was the need of the hour was consolation and sympathy from the husband and this is what he gave her.
Sometimes we waste time playing the blame game in our lives too. When we do so, we create an atmosphere of hostility and miss out the warmth in human relationships in not giving each other support and forgiveness. After all shouldn’t forgive someone we love, be the easiest thing in the world, to do?
Treasure what you have. Don’t multiply pain, anguish and suffering by holding on to grudges and forgiveness. By forgiving, you not only give peace to the other person but find peace within yourself, as well.