In one house, where an 80 year old man lived, his highly educated 45 year old son came to visit him. While they were both sitting on the sofa, a crow appeared on the window.
The father asked his son what was that, and he answered that it was only a crow. But, after a few minutes, the father asked once again what was that, to which his son replied that he had already told him and that it was only a crow.
After a few minutes, the father asked once again the same exact question, but the irritation in his son’s eyes could be already noticed. He answered repeatedly that it was just a crow.
Finely, after a short period, the father asked, for the fourth time about what was that, and his son started shouting in agony. How many times does he expect him to answer the exact same question, what is wrong with him and how could he not understand by now that it was only a mare crow.
In this moment, the father stood up and went to his room. Then, he got back with a diary. It was an old one, and he had maintained it since he had his little boy.
He opened a particular page and then he asked his son to read it for him. Then, the son read an interesting paragraph from the diary.
In that paragraph, it was written how on that day, the father and his little son, who was then three years old, were sitting on a sofa while a crow was sitting on the window. His son had asked him 23 times what it was, and the father said that he replied all the 23 times, each time hugging him lovingly as his child continued asking the same question over and over again.
The father did not feel irritated at all, but he actually felt great affection towards the child.
When the father was asked the same question for 23 times the exact same question he was asking his son today, he had not trouble to give the same answer for that long. But today, his son was irritated by having to say the same answer for only four times.
When your parents become older, you should not look on them as a burden, but speak to them with kind and lovely words like you always have. You should be kind, patient and humble towards them. Also, be considerate to them. You should repeat to yourself that you want to see your parents happy from this day on.
They were taking care of you since the day you were born. They have always showered you with their unconditional love, at all times.
They have also always been ready to cross any mountain, river or valley, without ever seeing the storm, in order to help you become happier, as well as better person for the society in which you live today.
So, you should say a little prayer, promising that you will serve your parents in the best way that you can. You should say only good and kind words to them, no matter how they behave.