InspirEmail No 367 - October 2021 - The Father and his Son
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The Father and his Son

A son took his elderly father to a restaurant for dinner. His father being very old and weak with arthritic hands, whilst eating his meal he dropped food on the front of his shirt and trousers.

Most of the other guests in the restaurant watched him in some disgust thinking why would you bring an elderly man to the restaurant who made such a mess of himself whilst eating, however, during the meal his son remained very calm.

After they finished eating, his son who was not at all embarrassed, quietly took him to the bathroom where he wiped the food his shirt and trousers, removed the stains with a damp towel, then combed his hair and fitted his spectacles firmly on his nose.

When they came out of the bathroom, the other guests in the restaurant were watching them in deadly silence, not able to grasp how someone could embarrass themselves publicly like that. The son then paid the bill for their meal and started walking out with his father.

At that time, another older man amongst the guests called out to the son and asked him . . . 'Don’t you think you have left something behind?'

The son replied . . . 'No sir, I haven’t.'

The older man replied . . . 'Yes, I really think you have! You have left a wonderful lesson for every son and great hope for every father as they get older.'

Author Unknown

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Golden Rules for a Good Life

If you open it, close it.
If you turn it on, turn it off.
If you unlock it, lock it up.
If you break it, admit it.
If you can't fix it, call in someone who can.
If you borrow it, return it.
If you value it, take care of it.
If you make a mess, clean it up.
If you move it, put it back.
If it belongs to someone else and you want to use it, get their permission.
If it will tarnish someone’s reputation, keep it to yourself.
If you don’t know how to operate it, leave it alone.
If it’s none of your business, don’t ask questions.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
If it will brighten someone's day, say it.

Author Unknown

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To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honours
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