Leo Christopher once said, “There is only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.” Because unfortunately, neither time nor people come back once they’re gone.
Very often while growing up, you fail to realise that your parents are growing old. You often fail to thank them for everything they do for you. You often fail to tell them what they mean to you and how much you love them.
No matter how old you grow, your mum’s lap and your dad’s hug will always be the best place to be in. No place in this whole wide world will make you feel more secured. But have you ever thought what life would be without them? It’s something you don’t even want to think about. That loss and that place that is left empty in your heart will never be filled by anybody else in your life.
Vikas Khanna, a renowned chef shared an emotional post about his father this morning and it only made us realise why we must not hesitate to express our love to our parents while we can still see them in front of us.
Here’s what his post reads:
On Jan 31, 2015, as a morning ritual I called home and to speak to my Mom and Dad. Dad was super excited for 2 reasons, Serena Williams was playing Finals for Australian Open and Mercedes had signed me up for their association. He told me that it was his dream to drive his son’s Merc. I laughingly said that why didn’t you tell me before, he joked and said “you had never asked.” We laughed as usual and disconnected.
At noon on the same day, he passed away. No child can ever be ready for this loss; it leaves a hole in your heart. Makes you feel empty, betrayed by Gods and unprotected to the World.
I still wonder about the line he said “you had never asked.”
So many times since that unfortunate day, I wish I could have done more for him, made him proud, and fulfill all his wishes.
Life lesson – Don’t wait for a single more moment. Our parents might never ask for anything and just give all their lives for us.
Surprise them, spoil them, hug them, ask them about their dreams, and loveeee them. Because one day you might be able to buy a fleet of cars, but you cant buy time.
Take out some time from your busy schedule, ask your parents what they have always wanted to do with their lives, help them fulfil their wishes and make memories that will last forever. Because there is no love greater than the one that a parent has for his or her child.