This is one of the best moral stories to read, “Money Can’t Buy Happiness“. Tom was a 10-year-old boy. He was the only son of his parents. Tom’s father was a very busy businessman who could not spend time with his son. He generally came home after Tom slept and was off to the office before Tom woke up in the morning.
Poor Tom had a yen for his father’s attention. He longed to go outdoors with his father and play with him in the garden just like his friends did.
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However, one day, Tom was stunned to see his father at home in the evening. “Dad, it is a big surprise to see you at home,” Tom said happily. “Yes my dear son, my meeting was canceled. So I’m at home. But after a couple of hours, I have to take a flight,” his father replied.
“When will you be back?” Tom asked. “Tomorrow afternoon.” his father replied. Tom was in deep thought for a while. After some time, he asked, “Dad, how much do you earn in a year?” Tom’s father was bewildered at the question. He said, “My dear son, it’s a huge amount and you will not be able to understand it.” “Ok dad, are you happy with the amount you earn?” Tom asked. “Yes, my dear. I’m very happy! In fact, I’m planning to launch our new branch and a new business in a few months,” replied his father.
Tom was excited to know that and said, “Yes, dad. I’m happy to hear that. Can I ask you one more question?” “Yes, dear,” replied his dad. “Dad, can you tell me how much you earn in a day or even half a day?” Tom asked curiously. “Tom, why are you asking this question?” Tom’s father was puzzled. But Tom was adamant. “Please answer me. Can you please tell me how much you earn in an hour?”
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Tom’s father bowed out and replied, “It will be around $ 25/- per hour.” At once, Tom ran to his room upstairs and came down with his piggy bank that contained his savings. “Dad, I have $50 in my piggy bank. Can you spare two hours for me? I want to go to the beach and have dinner with you tomorrow evening. Can you please mark this on your schedule?” Tom’s father was speechless and had tears in his eyes!
MORAL OF THE STORY: A PARENT’S TIME CAN BE THE GREATEST SOURCE OF HAPPINESS FOR THEIR CHILD.