This post is about an article that I read in the paper recently.
The gist of the article was - for any relationship ( it can be between anybody, father-son, student-teacher, husband-wife etc ) to be healthy its very important that favours flow from both sides. Now that does'nt mean that every favour needs to be returned in a mechanical fashion, its just that once in a while we need to give something back. Nothing disastrous will happen if we dont, but its nice to give something back once in a while.
This article triggered off something in me and made me reflect how i've been doing in relationships. I realized that I need to make ammends !
Let me give an example -
My mum's been doing a whole lot of things for us day in and day out, religiously for the past so many years( like all mothers ), without expecting much in return ( expect for good grades while i was studying )
and she had'nt got back much, atleast from me. I would be busy with my own stuff all the time without much time for her, I dont remember taking time off and doing something nice for her. But I'm sure that she liked me to spend some time with her , expected me to take her out, or just wanted to sit down and have a long chat. Whether i gave her any of that or not she continued and still continues to serve us with all love and care. This used to be more of a relationship where the favours were more or less flowing one way .
Thanks to the article in the paper, i now ensure that i take some time off my "busy" life and spend more time with my family.
So people out there, done something nice for sombody lately ??
ok then go do something !