A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in the battle field. He called his parents from the army base.
“Mom and Dad, I’m coming home, but I’ve a favor to ask. I have a friend I’d like to bring home with me.
“Sure,” they replied, “we’d love to meet him.”
“There’s something you should know,” the son continued, “he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mind and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us.”
“I’m sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live.”
“No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us.”
“Son,” said the father, “you don’t know what you’re asking. Someone with such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives to live, and we can’t let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you should just come home and forget about this guy. He’ll find a way to live on his own.”
At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing more from him. A few days later, however, they received a call from police. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told. The police believed it was suicide.
The grief-stricken parents rushed there and were taken to the mortuary to identify the body of their son. They recognized him, but to their horror they also discovered something they didn’t know, their son had only one arm and one leg.
The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to love those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we don’t like people who really long for our companionship. We would rather stay away from people who aren’t as healthy, beautiful, or smart as we are or beneficial to us.
Thankfully many of us are blessed with someone who won’t reject us under any circumstances. There are many souls who may long for love like the soldier who got dejected and gave up finally. Please love people more and love unconditionally, after all its one time journey life we can travel with everyone. Let it be meaningful.
Courtesy : Unknown Author & Google (Original story was written by an unknown author, based at California, this is an adapted and rewritten version to match the people across the globe)