This is a nice article I got as an email. I thought its better to share it with you all.....
Monica married Nick this day . At the end of the wedding party, Monica's mother gave her a newly opened bank saving passbook with Rs. 1000 deposit amount.
Mother: 'Monica, 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 Nick . When you look back after years, you can know how much happiness you've had . '
Monica shared this with Nick 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 Nick after marriage
* 1 Mar: Rs . 300, salary raise for Monica
* 20 Mar: Rs . 200, vacation trip to Bali
* 15 Apr: Rs . 2000, Monica got pregnant
* 1 Jun: Rs . 1000, Nick 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 nastiest people in the world . . . . no more love . . . Kind of typical nowadays, huh?
One day Monica 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 . '
Monica 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 Nick, asked him to spend the money before getting divorce .
The next day, Nick gave the passbook back to Monica . 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 thru 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 thru 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 correcting mistakes . "
~ Vidula Hasaranga - විදුල හසරංග ~