Prudence Wong’s Notes

Find out….What are the FIVE Words?
A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage.
They were a loving couple and the boy was the gem of their eyes. When
the boy was around two years old, one morning the husband saw a
medicine bottle open. He was late for office so he asked his wife to
cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard. His wife, preoccupied in
the kitchen totally forgot the matter.

The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle fascinated by
its color and drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine
meant for adults in small dosages.

When the child collapsed the mother hurried him to the hospital. He
died. The mother was stunned. She was terrified how she was going to
face her husband.

When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead
child, he looked at his wife and uttered just five words.


1. What were the five words ?
2. What is the implication of this story?

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The husband just said to his wife “I am with you Darling”.
The husband’s totally unexpected reaction is a proactive behavior. The
child is dead. He can never be brought back to life. There is no point
in finding fault with the mother.

Besides, if only he had taken time to keep the bottle away, this would
not have happened.

No one is to be blamed. She had also lost her only child.
What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the
husband. That is what he gave her. If everyone can look at life with
this kind of perspective, there would be much fewer problems in the
world. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Take
off all your envies, jealousy, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears .
And you will find things are actually not as difficult as you think.

This story is really worth reading. Sometimes we spend time in asking
who is responsible or whom to blame, whether in a relationship, in a
job or with the people we know. By this way we miss out some warmth in
human relationship.

Have a nice and blessed day

A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.