nice and beautiful story..and truly inspiring...
-copy paste from FB-
She married him today.
At the end of the wedding party, her mother gave her a newly opened bank savings passbook, with $1000 deposited in it.
She told her, "My dear daughter, take this passbook. Keep it as a record of your married life. Whenever
something happy and memorable happens in your new life, put some money
in. Write down what it's about next to the amount. The more memorabl
e the event is, the more money you can put in. I've done the first one
for you today. Do the others with your husband. When you look back after
years, you will know how much happiness you've both shared.'
She shared this with him after getting home. Both of them thought it was
a great idea and couldn't wait to make the next deposit! This is what
the passbook looked like after a while:
- 7 Feb: $100, his first birthday celebration after marriage
- 1 Mar: $300, she gets a salary raise
- 20 Mar: $200, vacation to Bali
- 15 Apr: $2000, She's pregnant!
- 1 Jun: $1000, He gets the big promotion
and so on...
However, as the years went by, they began fighting and arguing over
trivial things. They didn't talk much. They regretted that they had
married the most nasty person in the world...There was no more love.
One day she talked to her Mother. 'Mom, we can't stand it anymore. We
have decided to divorce. I can't imagine how I decided to marry this
Her mother replied, 'Sure, that's no big deal. Just do
whatever you want, if you really can't stand it. But before that, do one
thing. Remember the savings 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.'
She agreed with her. So she went to the
bank, and was waiting in the queue 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 joyful moments came
back to her. Her eyes were filled with tears. She left and went home.
When she got home, she handed the passbook to him and asked him to spend the money before getting divorced.
So the next day, he went to the bank, and was waiting in the queue to
cancel the account. While he was waiting, he took a look at the passbook
record. He looked, and looked, and looked. Then the memory of all the
previous joyful moments came back to him. His eyes were filled with
tears. He left and went home.
He gave the passbook back to her.
She found a new deposit of $5000. And a line next to the record: 'This
is the day I realized how much I've loved you throughout all these
years. How much happiness you've brought me.'
They hugged and cried, putting the passbook back into the safe.
If you like this story then from now on give a print out of this story
to every couple who is getting married along with a nice notebook to
record their happy times...who know you may just be able to help them !!
sometimes we tend to take things for granted...life is too short to be wasted...