Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Life is About Correcting Mistakes

This is such a meaningful story which melted my heart. Is worth reading.

THIS IS ESPECIALLY FOR COUPLES BUT EVEN SINGLES CAN LEARN A THING OR TWO FROM IT. ENJOY!

Jocelyn married William this day. At the end of the wedding party, Jocelyn's mother gave her a newly opened bank saving passbook. With $1000 deposit amount.

Mother: 'Jocelyn, 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 William. When you look back after years, you can know how much happiness you've had.'

Jocelyn shared this with William 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: $100, first birthday celebration for William after marriage
- 1 Mar: $300, salary raise for Jocelyn
- 20 Mar: $200, vacation trip to Bali
- 15 Apr: $2000, Jocelyn got pregnant
- 1 Jun: $1000, William 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 Jocelyn 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.'
Jocelyn 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 William, asked him to spend the money before getting divorce.
The next day, William gave the passbook back to Jocelyn. She found a new deposit of $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, don't see the place where you fell, instead see the place from where you slipped. Life is about correcting mistakes."

9 comments:

Sherif Ramadan el-Shereif said...

It melted my heart too

You know Robert when facing some troubles with my mate, I became so upset and for some time I may decide to leave,
but when i calm down and remembering the days she stayed awake all night when I was traveling just coz she cannot sleep till my safety arrival, the days she cried because of me and many many other situations
then I feel that it is my mistake, I should be more patient, more caring and never let small problems became big ones
I really miss her

Anonymous said...

Touching….cried….remember...thanks

renuka said...

its very...very touching...if all d couples in the world can do this..im sure divorce wont take place...

Robert Foo said...

Hi Sherif,

I am luckier than you. My little darling sent me her expression after reading this title.

She said...I really like today's title and thank you for sharing.
I hope we could also start this account as well to deposit all the happiness in our journey.
I love you.

Robert Foo said...

Hi Anonymous June 22,

Thank you for reading my blog.

Robert Foo said...

Hi Renuka,

What about you my dear?

renuka said...

no...i just feel this story indeed very touching!

Anonymous said...

Hello darling,

It's a happy ending story & it really touches my heart.

I hope every couples should think of the sweet memories that they have shared together throughout their lives before jumping into conclusion. Even without a passbook!

from Honey

Anonymous said...

Hello darling,

It's a happy ending story & it really touches my heart.

I hope every couples should think of the sweet memories that they have shared together throughout their lives before jumping into conclusion. Even without a passbook!

from Honey