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Most Important Part Of The Body…

Shared by: Shyrose

My mother used to ask me what the most important part of the body is.
Through the years I would take a guess at what I thought was the correct Answer.

When I was younger, I thought sound was very important to us as humans, so I said, ‘My ears, Mommy.’

She said, ‘No. Many people are deaf. But you keep thinking about it and I will ask you again soon.’

Several years passed before she asked me again. Since making my first attempt, I had contemplated the correct answer.

So this time I told her, ‘Mommy, sight is very important to everybody, so it must be our eyes.’

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 years,
Mother asked me a couple more times and always her answer was, ‘No. But you are getting smarter every year, my child.’

Then one year, my grandfather died. Everybody was hurt. Everybody was crying. Even my father cried.
I remember that especially because it was only the second time I saw him cry.
My Mom looked at me when it was our turn to say our final good-bye to my Grandfather.
She asked me, ‘Do you know the most important body part yet, my dear?’

I was shocked when she asked me this now. I always thought this was a game between her and me.

She saw the confusion on my face and told me, ‘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 told 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 up with tears. She said,

‘My dear, the most important body part is your shoulder.’

I asked, ‘Is it because it holds up my head?’

She replied, ‘No, it is because it can hold the head of a friend or a loved one when they cry.

Everybody needs a shoulder to cry on sometime in life, my dear. I only 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 selfish one. It is made for others and not for yourself. 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.

Good friends are like stars…You don’t always see them, but you always know they are there.

Categories: Motivate Yourself
  1. dhriti
    September 7, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    wow this is amazing, hope we all come across a true friend πŸ™‚

  2. September 7, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    @ Dhriti – A true friend is like watching us in a mirror πŸ™‚

  3. Shyrose
    September 7, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    hey thanks for sharing rajv

  4. September 7, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    @ Shyrose – I am thankful to you, for sending such a beautiful story πŸ™‚

  5. amisha
    September 7, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    yes good friends are like star & you are star for me and kirit

  6. Sachin
    September 8, 2010 at 12:31 am

    So sweet & true >>>

  7. September 8, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Shyrose, you have brought out a very pertinent issue. We all need a shoulder to cry at some stage in life. Hence we all need to have good friends. Q which some will always ask is that where will we fin good friends. To that I have only one thing to say, look inwards, be a strong shoulder for others without expecting anything in return and leave the rest to HIM.

  8. pinky
    September 8, 2010 at 7:41 am

    A friend is a hand that is always holding yours, no matter how close or far apart you may be. A friend is someone who is always there and will always, always care. A friend is a feeling of forever in the heart.”

  9. shamira
    September 8, 2010 at 10:04 am

    nice one……..

  10. Nimita
    September 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    WOW!!!Awesome & very true…

  11. September 24, 2010 at 10:08 am

    @ Amisha Babhi – Thank you Babhi, You and Kirit are also very important people in my life and much more then Star πŸ™‚

    @ Sachin – Thank you brother πŸ™‚
    @ Shammi – Very nice advice, I am sure Shyrose will agree too πŸ™‚

    @ Pinky – Yes, there is a saying, if you didn’t have a friend in your life, perhaps something is wrong with you and needs to be solved immediately, and I am sure this is not your case, as I have you and Rahul as one of my very good buddies πŸ™‚

    @ Shamira & Nimita – Thanks dear πŸ™‚

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