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A Child’s Wish (A small story)
A Primary School teacher asks her pupils to write an essay “what wish do you want from God?” At the end of the day, the teacher collects all the essays given by her pupils. She takes them to her house, sits and marking them.

While marking the essays, the teacher sees a strange essay written by one of her pupils. That essay made her very emotional. Her husband comes and sits beside her and saw her crying. The husband asked her wife “What happened?”

She answered “Read this. It is one of my pupil’s essay.”

“Oh God, Make me into a Television. I want to live like the TV in my house.

“In my house, the TV is very valuable. All of my family members sit around it. They are very interested in it.
When the TV is talking, my parents listen to it happily and calmly. They don’t shout at the TV. They don’t quarrel with the TV. They don’t Slap at the TV, unlike me. The Radionic visits us more than the doctor. So I want to become a TV.

“The TV is the center of attraction in my house. I want to receive the same special care that the TV receives from my parents. Even when it is not working, the TV has a lot of value. Dad even cleans d TV & its shelf.

“When my dad and mom come home, immediately they sit in front of the TV, switch on it and spend hours.
The TV is stealing the time of my dad and my mom. If I become a TV, they will spend their time with me.

“While watching the TV, my parents laugh a lot and they smile many times. But I want my parents should laugh and smile with me. So please make me into a TV. .

And last but not least, If I become a TV, surely I can make my parents happy and entertain them. Lord I don’t ask you anything. I just want to live like a TV. Please make me into a TV.”

The husband completed reading the essay.
He said “My God, poor kid. He feels loneliness. He did not receive enough love and care from his parents. His parents are horrible”.

The eyes of the primary school teacher filled with tears. She looked at her husband and said “Our son wrote this essay”.

Dear Meaningful Friends, I do hope this message hits you just as much as it would have hit the teacher and her husband. It did hit me. And I wonder how many more children would really wish they were TVs.

Can we pause a while and give some attention to our children, spouse, parents and the bits of other relationships in our lives, just as much as we give to our TVs, Phones, Tablets, PCs or Works?

“God, make me a TV.


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