A STORY WITH LESSONS A man came home from work late, tired and irritated to find his 5 year old son waiting for him at the door: Son: dad, may I ask u a question? Dad: yeah sure, what's it? Son: daddy, how much do you make an hour? Dad: (angry), that's none of your business! Why do you ask such a thing?" Son:"I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour"? Dad:"If u must know, I make 100 dollars an hour". Son:[with his head down], oh dad, may I please borrow 50 dollars? The father was furious, "if u asked only to borrow some money to buy toy or some nonsense, then u better march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you're being selfish, I work hard throughout the day for such this childish behavior". 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 question. How dare he ask such question only to get some money! After about an hour, the man had calmed down, and started to think: maybe there's something he really needed to buy with that 50 dollars, and he don't ask for money very often. The man went to the boy's room opened the door and asked, "Are u asleep, son? Son:"No dad, I'm awake! Dad: I have been thinking maybe I was too hard on you earlier, but sorry, here's the 50 dollars u asked for. The little boy sat straight up smiling, "Oh thank u dad!".He then reached under his pillow, pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man saw that the boy already had money, he got furious again. The boy slowly counted out his money, and looked at his father. Father: (grumble), why do u want more if you already have some? Son: because I didn't have enough, but now I do. Dad, I have 100 dollars now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you!" His father was crushed. He put his arms around his son, and begged for his forgiveness. This is just a short reminder to all who are working so hard in life. We shouldn't let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts.