Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Most Important Part Of The Body - Author Unknown








My mother used to ask me what is the most important part of the body.

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Through the years I would take a guess at what I thought was the

correct answer. When I was young, I thought sound was very important
to us as humans, 



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so I said: My ears mumy
 
she said: No, many people are deaf, but you keep thinking about it and
I will ask you again soon.



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Several years passed before she asked me again. Since making my first

attempt, I had contemplated the correct answer. 



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So this time I told her: Mumy, Sight is very important to everybody, so

it must be our eyes.



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She looked at me and told me: You are learning fast, but the answer is
not correct because there are many people who are blind.



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Stumped again, I continue my quest for knowledge and over the years,

mother asked me a couple more times and always her answer was:

No, but you are getting smarter every year, my child.



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Then last year my grandpa died. Everybody was hurt. Everybody was

crying. Even my father cried. I remember that especially because it was
only the second time I saw him cry.

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My mom looked at me when it was our turn to say our final good-bye to

grandpa.

She asked me: Do you know the most important part of body yet, my dear?



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I was shocked when she asked me this now. I always thought this was a game

between her and me.

She saw the confusion on my face and told me:
This question is very important. It shows that you have really lived
in your life. For every body part that you gave me in the past, I have
told you was wrong and I have given you an example why. But today is
the day you need to learn this important lesson.



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She looked down at me as only a mother can. I saw her eyes well up with

tears.she said:

My dear ,the most important body part is your shoulder

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I asked :
Is it because it holds up my head ?

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she replied:
No, it is because it can hold the head of a friend or a loved one when
they cry. Every body needs a shoulder in life, my dear. I only hope that you
have enough love and friends that you will always have a shoulder to cry on
when you need it.



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Then and there I knew the most important body part is not a selfish one.



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It is sympathetic to the pain of others.



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People will forget what you said people will forget what you did. 

 

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But people will NEVER forget
how you made them feel.

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