11:18 PM

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year  old son waiting for him at the door.  

SON: 'Daddy, may I ask you a question?'  
DAD: 'Yeah sure, what is it?' replied the man.  
SON: 'Daddy, how much do you make an hour?'  
DAD: 'That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?' the  man said
SON: 'I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an  hour?'  
DAD: 'If you must know, I make 150 pesos an hour.'  
SON: 'Oh,' the little boy replied, with his head down.   SON: 'Daddy, may I
         please borrow 75 pesos?'  

The father was furious, 'If the only reason you asked that is so you can  borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you  march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you  are being so selfish. I don't work hard everyday for such childish  frivolity's.'  

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.  

The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's  questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?   After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down , and started to  think:   Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that 75 pesos and   he really didn't ask for money very often.

The man went to the door of  the little boy's room and opened the door.   'Are you asleep, son?' He asked.   'No daddy, I'm awake,' replied the boy.   'I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier' said the man.   'It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the 75 pesos you asked for.'   The little boy sat straight up, smiling. 'Oh, thank you daddy!' he  yelled.

Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.   The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.   The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his  father.   'Why do you want more money if you already have some?' the father  grumbled.   'Because I didn't have enough, but now I do,' the little boy replied.  

'Daddy, I have 150 pesos now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home  early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.'  

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he  begged for his forgiveness.  

It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We  should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some  time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts.

Do  remember to share that 150 pesos worth of your time with someone you love.   If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily  replace us in a matter of hours... But the family & friends we leave  behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

Note: Major study shows children need love & time from fathers as much as mothers



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