A Family Story‏

A teacher from a primary school asks her students to write an essay 

about what they would like God to do for them.

At the end of the day while marking the essays, 

she reads one that made her very emotional.

Her husband, who had just walked in saw her crying 

and asked her what happened.

She answered: ‘ Read this essay’

“Oh God, tonight I ask you something very special: 

Make me into a television. 

I want to take its place. 

Live like the TV in my house. 

Have my own special place and have my family around me.

To be taken seriously when I talk. 

I want to be the centre of attention 

and be heard without interruptions or questions.

I want to receive the same specail care that the TV receives 

when it is not working. 

Have the company of my dad when he arrives home from work,

 even when he is tired.


I want my mom to want me when she is sad and upset, 

instead of just shouting at me or ignoring me. 

I want to feel that my family just leaves everything aside,       

every now and then, just to spend some time with me. 

Lord I don’t ask you for much…. I just want to live like every TV”

At that moment the husband said ‘ Poor child. 

What horrible parents’ 

His wife looked up at him and said,

‘That essay is our son’s’.

Published by VIDYADAAN

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