An old man went to live with his daughter-in-law in the city. At this stage of age, he had become very weak, his hands trembled and his vision was less. He lived in a small house, the whole family and his four-year-old grandson ate together at the dinner table. But due to old age, that person had great difficulty in eating. Sometimes the peas would spill out of his spoon and spill on the floor, sometimes milk spilled from his hands and fell on the tablecloth.
The daughter-in-law continued to bear all this for a day or two, but now they started getting annoyed with their father's work.
“We have to do something about them”, said the boy.
The daughter-in-law also nodded yes and said, "How long will we continue to enjoy our food because of them, and we can't see things getting damaged like this."
The next day when it was time to eat, the son put an old table in the corner of the room, now the old father had to sit there alone and eat his meal. Even a wooden bowl was given instead of their eating utensils, so that no more utensils could break.
The rest of the people ate as comfortably as before, and whenever they looked at the old man occasionally, tears would appear in their eyes. Seeing this, the daughter-in-law's mind does not melt, they would have heard many things on their smallest mistake. The child sitting there also used to watch all this very carefully, and used to be engrossed in himself.
One night before dinner, the little boy was seen by his parents sitting on the ground doing something, "What are you making?" father asked.
The child innocently replied-
Hey, I'm making a wooden bowl for you guys so that you guys can eat in it when I grow up.
And he got back to his work. But this had a great effect on his parents, not a single word came out of their mouth and tears started flowing from their eyes. Both of them knew without speaking what they had to do now. That night he brought his old father back to the dinner table, and never treated him abusively again.
Moral: Often we talk about giving moral education to our children, but we forget that the real education is hidden in our deeds not in words. If we just keep preaching to the children that respect the elders. Respect everyone. And if he himself behaves on the contrary, then the child also learns to do the same. Therefore, never treat your parents in such a way that tomorrow your children also start preparing wooden bowls for you.