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    Our Parents~ thinking


    Venkatesh Balasubramaniam (who works for IIT) describes how his
    gesture of booking an air ticket for his father, his maiden flight,
    brought forth a rush of emotions and made him (Venkatesh) realize that
    how much we all take for granted when it comes to our

    My parents left for our native place on Thursday and we went to the
    airport to see them off. In fact, my father had never traveled by air
    before, so I just took this opportunity to make him experience the
    In spite of being asked to book tickets by train, I got them tickets
    on Jet Airways. The moment I handed over the tickets to him, he was
    surprised to see that I had booked them by air. The excitement was
    very apparent on his face, waiting for the time of travel. Just like a
    school boy, he was preparing himself on that day and we all went to
    the airport, right from using the trolley for his luggage, the baggage
    check-in and asking for a window seat and waiting restlessly for the
    security check-in to happen. He was thoroughly enjoying himself and I,
    too, was overcome with joy watching him experience all these
    *As they were about to go in for the security check-in, he walked up
    to me with tears in his eyes and thanked me. He became very emotional
    and it was not as if I had done something great but the fact that this
    meant a great deal to him.*
    *When he said thanks, I told him there was no need to thank me. But
    later, thinking about the entire incident, I looked back at my life.
    As a child, how many dreams our parents have made come true. Without
    understanding the financial situation, we ask for cricket bats,
    dresses, toys, outings, etc.
    Irrespective of their affordability, they have catered to all our
    Did we ever think about the sacrifices they had to make to accommodate
    many of our wishes? Did we ever say thanks for all that they have done
    for us? Same way, today when it comes to our children, we always think
    that we should put them in a good school. Regardless of the amount of
    donation, we will ensure that we will have to give the child the best,
    theme parks, toys, etc. But we tend to forget that our parents have
    sacrificed a lot for our sake to see us happy, so it is our
    responsibility to ensure that their dreams are realized and what they
    failed to see when they were young. It is our responsibility to ensure
    that they experience all those and their life is complete.*
    *Many times, when my parents had asked me some questions, I have
    actually answered back without patience. When my daughter asks me
    something, I have been very polite in answering. Now I realize how
    they would have felt at those moments.*
    *Let us realize that old age is a second childhood and just as we take
    care of our children, the same attention and same care needs to be
    given to our parents and elders. Rather than my dad saying thank you
    to me, I would want to say sorry for making him wait so long for this
    small dream. I do realize how much he has sacrificed for my sake and I
    will do my best to give the best possible attention to all their wishes.*
    Just because they are old does not mean that they will have to give up
    everything and keep sacrificing for their grandchildren also. They
    have wishes, too.*

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    This will make us think a lot


    The article is really good. Everybody must try to make our parents get what they missed in their life.

    Once u r grown treat ur parents like ur children, they way they treated u

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    Hi kalyan thanx 4 ur rply, i m happy dat its ur 1st post & after some posting u will get some grade like flower member,sweet member etc.

    Lini K

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