It’s been a long time that I did not able to post short stories here, so in this holy month of Ramadan, I wanna share you some from my short stories collection. This story bring tears to my eyes everytime I read it, I wanna dedicate it to all Dads out there. Read on:
A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5 year old son waiting for him at the door.
“Daddy, may I ask you a question?”
“Yeah, sure, what is it?” replied the man.
“Daddy, how much money do you make an hour?”
“That’s none of your business! What makes you ask such a thing?” the man said angrily.
“I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?” pleaded the little boy.
“If you must know, I make $20.00 an hour.”
“Oh, ” the little boy replied, head bowed. Looking up, he said, “Daddy, may I borrow $10.00 please?”
The father was furious. “If the only reason you want to know how much money I make is just so you can borrow some 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’re being so selfish. I work long, hard hours everyday and don’t have time for such childish games.”
The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even madder about the little boy’s questioning. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money. After an hour or so , the man had calmed down, and started to think he may have been a little hard on his son. May be there was something he really needed to buy with that $10.00 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 earlier,” said the man. “It’s been a long day and I took my aggravation out on you. Here’s that $10.00 you asked for.”
The little boy sat straight up, beaming. “Oh, thank you daddy!” he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow, he pulled out some more crumpled up bills. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at the man.
“Why did you want more money if you already had some?” the father grumbled.
“Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,” the little boy replied. “Daddy, I have $20.00 now… Can I buy an hour of your time?”
Sometimes we became workaholic, craved for promotions, bonuses, etc., hence we didn’t have time to spend our love and care to our love ones, the thing that money can’t buy. We forgot that someone is craving for our attention 😦 . HAPPY RAMADAN EVERYBODY!
Today is the first day of Ramadan, a month where all Muslims in the world fast for the whole 30 days except those who are sick, minors and elders who’s body are not capable of fasting. Somebody might ask, why do Muslims fast during this month? Well, aside from religious purposes, fasting has its advantages from the point of view of health and hygiene. Allah did not ask His believers for something that will harm them in any aspects, Islam wants a Muslim to be healthy, clean, alert, agile and energetic. As the holy prophet said, “Fast to be healthy”. And physicians today acknowledge the many benefits of fasting that ensure health and the soundness of one’s body and mind.
Fasting has been found to be an effective treatment for psychological and emotional disorders. It helps a person to firm up his will, cultivate and refine his taste and manners, strengthen his conviction of doing good, avoid controversy, petulance and rashness, which all contribute towards a sane and healthy personality. Besides nurturing resistance and ability to face hardships and endurance, fasting reflects on outward physical appearance by cutting out gluttony and getting rid of excess fat. The benefits of fasting on health do not stop there but are instrumental in alleviating a number of physical diseases, including those of the digestive systems, such as chronic stomachache, inflammation of the colon, liver diseases, indigestion, and conditions such as obesity, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, asthma, diphtheria and many other maladies. Read the full details here
I found this in youtube this morning, but I don’t think all of them have an extra ordinary beauty to be included there , lol 😀
Correct me if I’m wrong but I think the MBC 4’s Turkish Drama “Noor” is getting hotter and hotter as the summer season’s temperature is raising also. I just read this morning in their website that a Kuwaiti Bride and Groom rent the villa and the gardern of the TV series Noor in Turkey in preparation for their Wedding Ceremony. Accordingly, the couple distributed invitation cards annex with a ticket and go back from Kuwait to Istanbul, with residence in the 5-STAR HOTEL!!! Also, there are attempts underway by the bride to invite Muhanad and Noor to attend their marriage ceremony! Oh see… read the full details here.
I can’t understand Syrian nor Turkish language but after watching the series for almost a month, I’m amaze why I can speak some Syrian words now! lol 😀