Neha married Rahul this day. At the end of
the wedding party, Neha's mother gave her
a newly opened bank saving passbook,
with Rs.1000 deposit amount.
Mother: Neha, take this passbook. Keep it
as a record of your marriage life. When
there's something happy and memorable
happened in your new life, put some money
in. Write down what it's about next to the
line. The more memorable the event is, the
more money you can put in. I've done the
first one for you today. Do the others with
Rahul. When you look back after years,
you can know how much happiness you've
Neha shared this with Rahul when getting
home. They both thought it was a great
idea and were anxious to know when the
second deposit can be made. This was
what they did after certain time:
- 7 Feb: Rs.100, first birthday celebration
for Rahul after marriage
- 1 Mar: Rs.300, salary raise for Neha
- 20 Mar: Rs.200, vacation trip to Bali
- 15 Apr: Rs.2000, Neha got pregnant
- 1 Jun: Rs.1000, Rahul got promoted
.... and so on...
However, after years, they started fighting
and arguing for trivial things. They didn't
talk much. They regretted that they had
married the most nasty people in the
world.... no more love...
Kind of typical nowadays, huh?
One day Neha talked to her Mother:'Mom,
we can't stand it anymore. We agree to
divorce. I can't imagine how I decided to
marry this guy!!!'
Mother:'Sure, girl, that's no big deal. Just
do whatever you want if you really can't
stand it. But before that, do one thing first.
Remember the saving passbook I gave you
on your wedding day? Take out all money
and spend it first. You shouldn't keep any
record of such a poor marriage.'
Neha thought it was true. So she went to
the bank, waiting at the queue and
planning to cancel the account. While she
was waiting, she took a look at the
passbook record. She looked, and looked,
and looked.Then the memory of all the
previous joy and happiness just came up
her mind. Her eyes were then filled with
tears. She left and went home.
When she was home, she handed the
passbook to Rahul, asked him to spend
the money before getting divorce. The next
day, Rahul gave the passbook back to
Neha. She found a new deposit of Rs.5000.
And a line next to the record:'This is the
day I notice how much I've loved you
through out all these years. How much
happiness you've brought me.'
They hugged and cried, putting the
passbook back to the safe.
Do you know how much money they had
saved when they retired? I did not ask. I
believe the money did not matter any more
after they had gone through all the good
years in their life.
When you fall, in any way, Don't see the
place where you fell, Instead see the place
from where you slipped. Life is about
LOVE IS PRECIOUS! DON'T MISS IT!!