This is a detailed account of what I mentioned in an earlier blog My Teachers.
Not so long ago after a busy and tiring day I came back home quite late. We usually sit down with our two daughters at dinner time and either do some fun activity or watch some TV together. Their favorite show is America's Funniest Video. Both my daughters 8 and 6 years old love that show.
When you are a child you are easily amazed, unfortunately it takes more and more as you grow old. I think wonder never cease to exist, however we loose the ability to appreciate it as time fogs our vision as we grow old. It is a precious gift to watch a child laugh for no reason at all.
So as we were watching the show, my 6 year old asked me, "Baba, can we make a funny video too". I asked her why. She said, "If we make a funny video maybe we can send it to
's Funniest Video". I assured her we can do it but why should we need to do that. She said, “If they like my video maybe we can win TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS" America
"Wow that is a lot of money, what are you going to do with it" I said. She thought for a moment and replied solemnly "I will give it to your hospital". I was surprised because I was thinking she will probably ask to buy some gifts or dolls. Still bewildered I asked her, "why would you do that?"
What she said next would stay with me for the rest of my life. She said ,“Then may be you can spend some more time with us". The decisions I made after that were pretty obvious.
"Nobody on his deathbed ever said, I wish I had spent more time at the office" Unknown.
About the picture: My daughter wrote this note about our family.