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October 19th, 2002, 06:00 PM
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>> > My mother used to ask me what is the most important part of the
>> > >Through the years I would take a guess at what I thought was
>> > correct answer. When I was younger, I thought sound was very
>> > us as humans, so I said, "My ears, Mommy." She said, "No. Many
>> > deaf. But you keep thinking about it and I will ask you again
>> > >
>> > Several years passed before she asked me again. Since making my
>> > attempt, I had contemplated the correct answer. So this time I
>> > "Mommy, sight is very important to everybody, so it must be our
>> > She looked at me and told me, "You are learning fast, but the
>answer is
>> > >not correct because there are many people who are blind."
>> > >
>> > Stumped again, I continued my quest for knowledge and over the
>> > Mother asked me a couple more times and always her answer was,
>> > you are getting smarter every year, my child."
>> > >
>> > Then last year, my grandpa died. Everybody was hurt. Everybody
>> > crying. Even my father cried. I remember that especially because
>> > only the second time I had seen him cry. My Mom looked at me
>> > was our turn to say our final good-bye to Grandpa. She asked me,
>"Do you
>> > know the most important body part yet, dear?"
>> > >
>> > I was shocked when she asked me this now. I always thought this
>> > game between her and me. She saw the confusion on my face and
>> > "This question is very important. It shows that you have really
>lived in
>> > your life. For every body part you gave me in the past, I have
>> > you were wrong and I have given you an example why. But today is
>the day
>> > you need to learn this important lesson."
>> > >
>> > She looked down at me as only a mother can. I saw her eyes well
>> > >tears. She said, "My dear, the most important body part is your
>> > shoulder.">I asked, "Is it because it holds up my head?" She
>> > it is because it can hold the head of a friend or a loved one
>> > cry. Everybody needs a shoulder to cry on sometime in life,
>>dear. I
>> > hope that you have enough love and friends that you will always
>have a
>> > shoulder to cry on when you need it."
>> > >
>> > Then and there I knew the most important body part is not a
>> > one. It is sympathetic to the pain of others.
>> > >
>> > People will forget what you said... People will forget what you
>did; But
>> > people will NEVER forget how you made them feel.
>> > >
>> > The origination of this letter is unknown, but it brings a
>> > everyone who passes it on.
>> > >
>> > >Good friends are like stars... You don't always see them, but
>> > always know they're there.

October 19th, 2002, 06:43 PM
Hey Vichitra- very nice & very true.

Everybody need a sympathetic shoulder,but very hard to find that shoulder & true friend in this selfish world.