A son made a difficult decision to place his mother in a nursing home after his father’s death. Sadly, she was unhappy there, and he rarely visited. However, a call informed him that her condition had worsened. Rushing to her side, he asked if there was anything he could do. She had requests: new fans because the old ones didn’t work, and a new refrigerator as her food often spoiled. Surprised, he asked why she hadn’t told him earlier.
Her response was heartbreaking: “I know I will die, but I think of you when your children won’t want you near to them either… They will bring you here, so don’t worry… After that, you will discover more favorable conditions… What you put into it is what you get out of it… Remember to keep that in mind.”
These words shattered his heart, realizing he had made a terrible mistake. We should ensure our elderly parents enjoy their golden years to the fullest. As the story highlights, “anything we put out into the world will eventually return back to us.”