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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Life Changing Story | Must Read | Short Story

Monica  married  Hitesh this day. At the end of the wedding party, Monica's mother  gave  her a newly opened bank saving passbook. With Rs.1000 deposit amount.

Mother:  'Monica,  take this passbook. Keep it as a record of your marriage life. When there's something happy and memorable happened in your new life, put some money in. Write down what it's about next to the line.

The  more  memorable the event is, the more money you can put in. I've done the  first one for you today. Do the others with Hitesh. When you look back after years, you can know how much happiness you've had.'

Monica  shared this with Hitesh when getting home. They both thought it was a great idea and were anxious to know when the second deposit can be made.

This was what they did after certain time:

- 7 Feb: Rs.100, first birthday celebration for Hitesh after marriage

- 1 Mar: Rs.300, salary raise for Monica

- 20 Mar: Rs.200, vacation trip to Bali

- 15 Apr: Rs.2000, Monica got pregnant

- 1 Jun: Rs.1000, Hitesh got promoted

..... and so on & on & on...

However, after years, they started fighting and arguing for trivial things. They  didn't talk much. They regretted that they had married the most nasty people in the world.... no more love...Kind of typical nowadays, huh?

One  day  Monica  talked to her Mother: 'Mom, we can't stand it anymore. We agree to divorce. I can't imagine how I decide to marry this guy!!!'

Mother:  'Sure,  girl, that's no big deal. Just do whatever you want if you really  can't  stand  it. But before that, do one thing first. Remember the saving  passbook  I  gave  you  on your wedding day? Take out all money and spend it first. You shouldn't keep any record of such a poor marriage.'

Monica  thought  it was true. So she went to the bank, waiting at the queue and planning to cancel   the  account.

While  she was waiting, she took a look at the passbook record. She looked, and  looked,  and  looked.  Then  the  memory  of  all the previous joy and happiness just came up her mind. Her eyes were then filled with tears.

She  left  and  went  home.  When  she was home, she handed the passbook to Hitesh,   asked   him   to   spend   the   money  before  getting  divorce.

The  next  day,  Hitesh  gave  the passbook back to Monica. She found a new deposit  of  Rs.5000.  And  a  line  next to the record: 'This is the day I notice how much I've loved you thru out all these years. How much happiness you've brought me.'

They  hugged  and cried, putting the passbook back to the safe. Do you know how  much  money they had saved when they retired? I did not ask. I believe the  money  did  not  matter any more after they had gone thru all the good years in their life.

"When you fall, in any way, Don't see the place where you fell, Instead see the  place  from where  you  slipped.

Life is about correcting mistakes."