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Friday, May 20, 2011

One Needs the Other

Sometimes, during the daily commotion of life, we tend to overlook the things that seem so little, yet so large - so unimportant, yet important. For example, let's take a pencil and eraser. Being a student, and even an adult, we use these utensils almost everyday (well, everyday if you're someone like me!). Have you ever noticed how important the eraser is to the pencil and the pencil to the eraser? Without the eraser, the pencil wouldn't be the right pencil for the job because it has no one to fix its mistakes. Without the pencil, the eraser would have nothing to do and would be jobless. Here is the little skit that goes along with this illustration:

Pencil: I'm sorry
Eraser: For what? You didn't do anything wrong.
Pencil: I'm sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I make a mistake, you're always there to erase it.
But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time.

Eraser: That's true. But I don't really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong.
Even though one day, I know I'll be gone and you'll replace me with a new one, I'm actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad.

Let's take a painter and a canvas as another example. Without the canvas, the painter would have nothing to create his masterpiece on, no tool to accomplish his job. Without the painter, the canvas, would be blank and colorless, unable to do his job as well.

Evidently, one needs the other; it isn't called a pair unless there's two.

If you think about it, our parents are like this as well. They help us with the littlest things in life, to the largest. From helping us make our signature appear more professional; to helping us organize our room - they're always there. But when they fix these little mistakes for us, sometimes, they make sacrifices. They take something that belonged to them and gave it up just so we could have a better life. That's why, you should help your parents everyday, even if they are upset with you. Just like your parents do, try to keep them happy. But keep one thing in mind - the littlest things make them happy. There is no need to purchase anything - a love-filled hug will do!

Just show them that you need them, and that you are always by their side.
What happens next is not history, but a memory.