This story has given me one of the best advice ever in life.
Once my mom lost her money.
Maa: It was right here in my wallet.
Dad: How much?
Maa: 6, all thousand rupee notes.
Dad: That’s ok, leave it now.
Dad keeps 6 thousand in the cupboard. After few hours,
Dad: Hey, I found your money.
Maa: Where? (Surprised)
Dad: See, it is in the cupboard.
Maa: Oh! Maybe I had misplaced it.
When just me and my Dad came out in the evening.
Me: Why did you keep the money dad?
Dad: Sumanth, If it was me who had lost the money, I would have forgotten it by this time. I really don’t have the habit of saving the money. It is your mom who does that, she values it. I value her and I can’t see her being all sad about it. So I just did it. You know? Anything for your mom.
Me: Mmmm. (Thinking deep)
Dad: When you are in a relationship, don’t be the reason for their tears, be the person who wipes it and is the reason for their happiness.
I can’t be more thankful to him 🙂 One of the best advice ever.