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Touching life story.....

A young man was getting ready to graduate college. For

many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's

showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told

him that was all he wanted.

As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited

signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the

morning of his graduation his father called him into his private

study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine

son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son

a beautiful wrapped gift box.

Curious, but somewhat disappointed the young man

opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible. Angrily,

he raised his voice at his father and said, "With all your money you

give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the house, leaving the holy


Many years passed and the young man was very successful in


He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his

father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He

had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make

arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had

passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He

needed to come home immediately and take care things.

When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and

regret filled his heart.

He began to search his father's important papers and

saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With

tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. As he

read those words, a car key dropped from an envelope

taped behind the Bible.

It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the

sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation,

and the words...PAID IN FULL.

How many times do we miss God's blessings because they are not

packaged as we expected?
25th June 2007 From India, Calcutta
good it really heart touching story,
before we take action we should percieve the things and then we have to take a step to what to do,
see with his angers behaviour he lost his gift, and me have succed in business but in real life he was failes
25th June 2007
hello friends. its a nice story with a number of lessons to be learnt. first. the son did not have confidence in his father's choice of the gift. second . due to the screeing effect of materialism on the young son, he could not see the real gift i.e bible. third. life span is too short. the son had matured and grew his own family and also built up his own business. i think he took too much time to revert to his parents which is not correct. in such scenarios, it's better to react with a delilberate and quick pace than wait fot the time to heal the void. fourth. there was definitely a gap in the effective communicatioin between the father and the son. alas the son only came when his father is gone. what use. they both missed each other's relationship for such a long time. thanx. col j r vatsa
26th June 2007 From India, Delhi
Nice story. I feel that the most obvious lesson is "Look before you leap" or "Think twice before you speak". In short, don’t be impulsive and jump to conclusions.
26th June 2007 From India, New Delhi
Life lesson I received from a friend.I don’t know the source but worth reading Prakashkailas
26th June 2007 From India, Kochi

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Touching story. It is true that often we miss the real thing, we count our sorrows and miss the blessings. ashok
26th June 2007 From India, Mumbai
Really heart touching... sometimes in life we are so rude to our dear ones that we don’t even try to realise their hard core affection to us.
26th June 2007 From India, New Delhi
Hi, Heart Touching story many times we hurt our parents the same way as in the story knowingly or unknowingly....a change is badly needed for our generation. Swapna
26th June 2007 From India, Mumbai
Thanks Pratheep and Prakash for sharing a nive story
26th June 2007 From India, Madras

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