Found this anecdote in Facebook, from where I copy and paste it, below the pictures. It is Short and Sweet too.
Its message is:
“A burnt roti never hurts anyone but Harsh Words Do!”
[Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam is an Ex President of India. A Roti is a Chapati. Below, a Well baked one, and a Burnt one. Both images from Internet.]
HEART TOUCHING STORY! WHICH TEACHES US THE MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY THAT IS NEEDED TODAY IN OUR HOMES AND EVEN IN OUR SOCIETY– ‘TOLERANCE’
Ex Indian President Dr. Abdul Kalam Says:
“When I was a kid, my Mom cooked food for us. One night in particular when she had made dinner after a long hard day’s work, Mom placed a plate of ‘subzi’ and extremely burnt roti in front of my Dad.
I was waiting to see if anyone noticed the burnt roti. But Dad just ate his roti and asked me how my day at school was.
I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember I heard Mom apologizing to Dad for the burnt roti.
And I’ll never forget what he said: “Honey, I love burnt roti.”
Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy, good night & I asked him if he really liked his roti burnt. He wrapped me in his arms & said:
“Your momma put in a long hard day at work today and she was really tired. And besides…………………………………………………………………..
A burnt roti never hurts anyone but Harsh Words Do!”