After a dashing performance, a roaring ‘Once more’ makes you feel on the top of the world. A lover says these two words often to his/ her beloved to feel loved and wanted. The only time we get irritated is when our mother says, “I did not understand dear, will you explain once more?”
Recollect those moments when she used this phrase to understand you and your words better. While showing her a new recipe. During her hesitant entrance in the world of social media. While explaining her what is going on the television. Or simply telling her what is going on in your mind. She fails to understand, sometimes. And our response is sheer irritation and anger.
It is obvious. In the busy lives of securing our future by working, how can we spare two minutes to explain to her? Two minutes loss is equivalent to losing two clients. Can we afford? No.
Now, recollect the childhood moments.
I am sure many of us don’t even remember those. Justified. They are neither profitable nor do they give us returns in terms of money. So whmy would we? Let me help you brush off dust from few of them. When we asked her,”Mom, what is this?” Her reply was always accompanied by a warm hug. After a few days we again used to ask the same question for the same thing. But her reply was again with the same warmth and smile. Not only this, whenever our fragile hands dropped anything, she picked, brushed it off with her sari’s pallu, and then handed over to us. Not once, but several times, till our hands were strong enough to hold things.
her request of Once more, annoys us to such an extent, we tend to get angry or even shout at her. But her tolerance is still like a rock. Ask her birthdate during formalities like filling a form. She replies each time with the same calm and smile. Then why cannot we? It is very easy to run away, but difficult to face. Let us face these simple truths with a big heart. If an application is mastered by us in minutes, why not this tolerance.