One day, during an evening class for adults, the psychology Teacher entered the class and told students, “Let’s all play a game!” “What Game?”
The Teacher asked one of the students to volunteer.
A lady named Dolly came forward.
The Teacher asked her to write 30 names of most important people in her life on blackboard.
Dolly wrote names of her family members, relatives, friends, her colleagues and her neighbors.
The Teacher told her to erase 3 names that Dolly considered most unimportant.
Dolly erased names of her colleagues.
The Teacher again told her to delete 5 more names. Dolly erased her neighbor’s names.
This went on until there were just four names left on the blackboard. These were names of her mother, father, husband and the only son…
The entire class became silent realizing that this wasn’t a game anymore for Dolly alone.
Now, The Teacher told her to delete two more names.
It was a very difficult choice for Dolly.
She unwillingly deleted her parents names.
“Please delete one more” said the Teacher.
Dolly became very nervous and with trembling hands and rears in eyes she deleted her son’s name. Dolly cried painfully.
The Teacher told Dolly to take her seat.
After a while Teacher asked “why your husband?? The parents are the ones that nurtured you, and the son is the one you gave birth to ??? And you can always find another husband !!!”
Total silence in the class.
Everyone was curious to know her response.
Dolly calmly and slowly said, “One day my parents will pass away before me.
My son may also leave me when he grows up, for his studies or business or whatever reason.
The only one who will truly share his entire life with me, is my Husband”.
All the students stood up and applauded for her for sharing this truth of life.
This is true. Always value your spouse – your life partner – who will share their life with you.
God has united the two souls and it’s on you now to nurture this relationship above all.
Happy Karwa Chauth to all couples!
Stay blessed forever.