Saya dah dapat email mengenai perkara ini lama dah.. Dah sampai hafal cerita percakapan antara anak dan ayahnya. Kemarin saya terima sekali lagi. Saya letakkan dalam blog ini sekadar peringatan untuk saya dan semua.
Kadang-kadang kita tersepit antara banyak tugasan. Kerja di pejabat, pegang jawatan itu dan ini, seminar yang perlu dihadiri, perlu membentang kertas kerja,menhantar abstract, perlu bagi talk, perlu buat research, perlu mengajar lagi, perlu mencapai piawaian ISO, KPI, perlu membaca, perlu uruskan rumah tangga, perlu pastikan ini, perlu pastikan itu dan macam-macam lagi..
Dalam kesibukan ini, kadang-kadang kita terlupa orang-orang yang tersayang yang hampir dengan kita. Sebab tugasan kerja adalah sesuatu yang menuntut pengorbanan, jadi tanpa sedar, ada pihak yang terkorban.. Ada yang tanpa sedar atau dengan sedar, kita kesampingkan. Antaranya keluarga tersayang..Pasangan, anak, ibu bapa di kampung yang jarang dijenguk...
My darling Aisyah banyak kali lontarkan soalan pada saya..'Umi, do you have free time?'
As usual, I will ask her back, 'I dont think so.. Why do you ask?'
'If Umi have free time, I want to play monopoly with you, or read story book with Umi..maybe we can watch Barbie together.. Umi can choose, either Princess Anellesse or Erica. aahh maybe we can watch Thumberlina..boleh tak Umi.?'
Entahlah... saya sendiri sukar membuat keputusan..Kadang-kadang tersepit antara banyak tanggungjawab. Semoga saya tidak gagal membahagiakan orang-orang yang menyayangi saya.. Tetapi dalam keterpaksaan, ada yang saya terpaksa lepas untuk menggapai sesuatu yang lain. Umpama tangan kanan menggapai hujung dahan, tangan kiri tidak mampu lagi memegang akar pokok. Pegang di sini, terlepas yang sana. Pegang di hujung, terlepas yang di bawah..
Hanya pada Allah saya mohon kekuatan, semoga saya tidak mengabaikan sesuatu yang penting dalam hidup saya..
Doa saya juga untuk anda, pembaca blog ini...
A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.
SON: 'Daddy, may I ask you a question?'
DAD: 'Yeah sure, what it is?' replied the man.
SON: 'Daddy, how much do you make an hour?'
DAD: 'That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?' the man said angrily.
SON: 'I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?'
DAD: 'If you must know, I make $50 an hour.'
SON: 'Oh,' the little boy replied, with his head down! .
SON: 'Daddy, may I please borrow $25?'
The father was furious, 'If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don't work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.'
The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.
The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?
After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down , and started to think:
Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $25.00 and he really didn't ask for money very often The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.
'Are you asleep, son?' He asked.
'No daddy, I'm awake,' replied the boy.
'I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you e! arlier' said the man. 'It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $25 you asked for.'
The little boy sat straight up, smiling. 'Oh, thank you daddy!' he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.
The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.
The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.
'Why do you want more money if you already have some?' the father grumbled.
'Because I didn't have enough, but now I do,' the little boy replied.
'Daddy, I have $50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.'
The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.
It's just a short reminder to all of us who working so hard ! in life.
We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that $50 worth of your time with someone you love.
If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.