I ran into a stranger as he passed by, "Oh excuse me please" was my reply.
He said, "Please excuse me too; I wasn't watching for you."
We were very polite, this stranger and I. We went on our way and we said goodbye.
But at home a different story is told, How we treat our loved ones, young and old.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal, My son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down. "Move out of the way," I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken. I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed, God's still small voice came to me and said,
"While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use, but the family you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor, You'll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you. He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise, you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."
By this time, I felt very small, And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed; "Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.
"Are these the flowers you picked for me?" He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.
I picked 'em because they're pretty like you. I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."
I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today; I shouldn't have yelled at you that way." He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay. I love you anyway."
I said, "Son, I love you too, and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."
FAMILY Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.
And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than into our own family, an unwise investment indeed, don't you think? So what is behind the story?
Do you know what the word FAMILY means? FAMILY = (F)ATHER (A)ND (M)OTHER (I) (L)OVE (Y)OU
## Come to think of it.... I'm harsh n think too much bout work :(. My other half...same :( The kids....already shown all the 'not-good-manners' way of talking :(
Can I change this bad attitude? I want to be like the Siamese..they were so polite..I think their gangster may recite 'sawadikap' to each other too.
Good manners start at home (telling myself).
Speaking of good manners..there's a short story about this recently in HK.
"We were boarding a train to get to the departure hall. I was totally not in d mood cos getting sort of harsh remarks earlier at the immigresen counter. Awish as usual get over-excited when inside a train...n start screaming and getting mina to play/ join his excitement...i just look at them. Not even in the mood to get angry at them.
Suddenly, the 'engrish' lady beside me, turn her head and speak to me. 'Please tell your kids not to scream inside the train!' with a very stern look/ sombong/ marah kinda thing.
Again, I really not in the mood to answer/ argue with her...and not in the mood to hush down the kids. Malu tak? Boleh tahan gak lah.
I just 'syyhhhhh' and put my finger to my mouth ..signalling my kids to stay put and quite.
Dlm hati 'mesti dia ni dulu masa kecik budak baik..or semua kerabat dia budak baik...or tak penah ada anak.....or have a supermom who can control their behaviour when they were youngs'.
Not only that, on her way out of the train, (this is totally unacceptable)...she 'jeling' at Awish sambil mengomel! For god sake! That's not good manners! You have done your job by telling me to control my kids hokey! It's not necessary for you to do that kidn of remarks.....gosh! Rasa nak tumbuk jek..!
Dah selesai dah vacation. Rasa mcm nak stay kat disneyland lagi. Story mori pasal vacation tu tak sesiap lagi....ayah created a new link dedicated for Hong Kong.
Lepas balik ni..rasa mcm dah takde excitement plak. Life back to normal. Day in day out...gi kerja balik kerja, makan minum mandi berak tido. Nak tunggu apa lagi ek?
Beranak lagi sorang kot....leh ada adrenelin rush lagi sekali for the next 9mths. Ada something to look forward kan. Tapi tapi tapi....3 ni pun tak terkejar daaaa! Dalam perut ok lah senang mama leh bawak kulu kilir...kuar sok hmmm sendiri mau ingat haaa.
Balik2 coti ari tu dpt DIY 2 lai tudung + rework satu ready made tudung yg tak berapa nak betul shapenye...kira berjaya gak ah. Dah 3 ari pakai tudung baru jek.
Tadi pukul 10.45 am baru dpt ckp ngan mak. Mcm biasa tepon kat kg tu rosak lagi. Tepon anak sedara nye henpon tak dapat2. So td try call Kak siti (My s.i.l aka mak wok aka bini wak amat my eldest brader). Tepat sekali..derang semua kat rumah mak. In-fact mlm td derang tido umah mak with Wak Lan sekuarga pun balik.
Wak Lan wat korban taun ni...share dgn anak2 nye yg seramei 6 org tu. Mak cakap dia nampak sihat (he's on chemoteraphy due to Lung cancer).
Bapak n d rest also sihat. Mak tgh bz bg instruction to Kak Pah ....semua tgh rewang utk 'menyiang' lembu yg terkorban tu...err yg dikorbankan tu. So tgh ckp kt tepon tu tetiba mak ckp lain ' dialasi plastik kae......kenak pasir kabeh enko yo kotor'....translate = ' alas dengan plastik..nanti kena pasir kotor'.
ahaks....citer kat mak, kami tak balik mana2 kg cos esok nk pi bercoti dah. So kirim salam kat semua org n wish Selamat Hari Raya.
Duit kuar mcm air...statement ayah ari ni. Yg tak bestnye ..mmg betul pun.
Td pi beli brg lagi for the HK trip. Dlm plan adalah yg mmg nak kena beli: 1) Bag - to stuff all food mcm maggie, susu, nestum etc. 2) Harness- tali ikat yasmin. takut hilang dak ni masa kat HK. Sib baik awishnye ada lagi so nak beli satu je lagi utk yasmin. 3) Roaming - bukan beli...nak activate jek. 4) Solex - utk mangga bag. 5) Duit HK - ni nak tukar duit ler..kang tak laku lak rm kat sana.
Pastu yg takde dlm plan tp terjebak membeli: 1) Toy kipas utk sarah
2) Screen film protector Iphone. 3) Casing Iphone 4) Bateri nokia N?? tah bper siri yek.82 kot. 5) Tudung ekin 2 lai (nasib baik jumpa yg murah kat carrefour....tp3x mcm nak rembat gak yg kat subang parade tu satu....tungguuuuu)
Smlm plak pi sunway pyramid nak carik snickers for myself n jeans for ayah. Sbb kasut yg ada mmg tak seswai nak wat gi travel...sure tragedi kang tak larat jalan sbb kaki injured. Dari aldo...ke nike..adidas...primawera...crocs..n tah pape brand lg....cuma sgt berkenan yg brand 'sketcher'...tp rega nye ya ampun.....RM279...uhuks.
Masuk semer kedai2 tu 2 kali ..n try tp takleh nak decide (mahal sgt). Last2 hubby ajak gi JJ...manalah tau kan.
Terjumpa kasut yg tersgt murah... Haaaa...barulah senang nak pilih...(lupa terus niat yg kenkonon nak gak crocs plg cikai pun). Sbb murah banget..beli dua2 terus. Plus dpt belikan bibiknye at RM23++ from RM79....coolkan.
Anyway...nyaris terjebak membeli winter jacket utk sarah kat 'obaibi'. Tp RM179 to RM159 gitu. Few weeks back belikan sarah baby gap 'oversize' sikit. Tu yg bila tgk ada size sarah teruja nak beli..kat poney pun ada gak...padahal kitorang dah survey tu ari semer takde jual...geremmm jek!
Tak tau plak derang start kuar stok winter jacket betul2 december...mcmlah ada salji kat mesia (sangapnye aku tak tau seasonnye sale time bila....ingatkan dah cekap banget tang2 sales nih).
Smlm pun rabak gak...sbb termakan kat TGI....makin mahal lak rasanye (masa ni dah penat n lapor..malas nak jalan jauh dah). Lepas makan tu masa nak ke parking..rupanye ada kedai makan lain yg lagik murah yg dekat je dr situ. Ayah kata 'takpelah...dah on d way jadik 'ta*k' dah pun'...sonyap terus.
Nnt kalu dah siap packing makanan dlm bag..harapnye tak lupa amik gambor...nak tunjuk betapa byknye stok yg kitorang bwk....(ada niat nak bawak rice cooker...just in case. tp tak muat bag rasanye). Sbb apa kitorang bwk byk2? Sbb semer org ckp (forum n sedara mara) susah makan kat HK. Hmmmm..perlu tak bawak telur n sosek yg siap rebus? tahan lama gak kan kalu bubuh dlm peti ais hotel...nak makan bubuh dlm air panas..ye tak? Tak penah di buat org gak eh...
Oh ye...ayah decided not to get himself a new jeans...bring his british india khakis jek katanye. Bagus gak ..jimat lagi.