There was a boy who was sent by his parents to a boarding school.
Before being sent to the boarding, he was the brightest student in his class, an all rounder.
But the boy changed after leaving home and attending the boarding school.
His grades started dropping.
He hated being in a group.
His parents started worrying about the boy.
But even they did not know what was wrong with him.
So his dad decided to travel to the boarding school and talk with him.
They sat on the bank of the lake near the school.
The father started asking him casual questions about his classes, teachers and sports.
After some time his dad said, `Do you know son, why I am here today?"
The boy answered back, "to check my grades?"
"No, no" his dad replied, "I am here to tell you that you are the most important person for me. I want to see you happy. I don`t care about grades. I care about you. I care about your happiness. YOU ARE MY LIFE."
These words caused the boy`s eyes to fill with tears.
He hugged his dad.
They didn`t say anything to each other for a long time.
Now the boy had everything he wanted.
He knew there was someone on this earth who cared for him deeply.
And today this young man is in college at the top in his class and no one has ever seen him sad!
Thanks a lot dad. YOU ARE MY LIFE.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
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