As we move our way through life, we often run across situations that we never thought we would ever face. Sometimes they come out of the blue and we have to face them head-on without any time to think. At other times, they are conscious decisions we make in life and they are real game-changers. When this son took his older mother out to dinner he did so in full view of the entire restaurant. People were ‘judging a book by its cover’ but in the end, we all walk away with something we can keep.
A son took his old mother to a restaurant for an evening dinner. Mother being very old and weak, while eating, dropped food on her clothes. Other diners watched her in disgust while her son was calm.
After she finished eating, her son who was not at all embarrassed, quietly took her to the wash room, wiped the food particles, removed the stains, combed her hair and fitted her spectacles firmly. When they came out, the entire restaurant was watching them in dead silence, not able to grasp how someone could embarrass themselves publicly like that.
The son settled the bill and started walking out with his mother.
At that time, an old man amongst the diners called out to the son and asked him, Dont you think you have left something behind?
The son replied, No sir, I havent.
The old man retorted, Yes, you have! You left a lesson for every son and hope for every mother.
The restaurant went silent.