Life is hell if there is no give and take
( I have taken the first story from the post of my friend Rajagopal Srinivasan . Thanks to him)
A dear husband and his darling wife quarreled.
And they stopped speaking to each other.
One day the husband had to catch an early morning flight.
And he was one who used to sleep deeply ,
And so he wrote a note to his wife ,
“I have to catch an early morning flight ,
Please , please wake me up at 5 Am sharp.”
And kept it on his wife’s pillow before he slept.
Next day he woke up at 7 Am and shouted,
“Did I not request you to wake me up at 5 Am?”
And she smiled and showed him another note,
On his pillow which said “It is 5 AM , please get up.”
Had the husband instead of shouting at her,
Gave up his pride the previous night and told her,
“Please wake me at 5 Am, he would not have missed his flight.”
When I read this story in the pages of face book today , I recalled another story
There was a couple in a town who used to quarrel always,
One day the Husband told his wife , “The door is open,
You are only watching a serial , please close the door.”
The wife got very angry, “ You talk to me as if you are,
Doing some important work and all that you do ,
Is checking your whatsapp messages.You close the door.”
Then they shouted at each other for some time,
And decided, “Whoever speaks first would have to close the door.”
After some time , Wife got bored and went for a walk ,
And the lonely husband not knowing what to do kept silent.
At that time a vagabond came to their home and wanted alms,
And when he saw that the doors were open and the owner was silent,
Entered their house , made a bundle of all costly things and went away.
The husband kept quiet because he would have to close the door.
The food for lunch was kept on their dining table and a dog entered,
Ate all the food and went away and at that time the wife returned,
And seeing the horrible state of their home asked, “what happened?”
And the husband jumped with joy and told,” Now close the door.”
Excess pride made the life of both couple miserable ,
And if only they had realized that they are parts of a whole,
And the pleasure in their life depended on give and take ,
They would have be living in heaven and not the hell of their creation.