Monday, April 20, 2009

Wedding Passbook

What if, for every wonderful thing / blessing that comes in your married life, you would save a certain amount of money into you bank account? Would you have been richer by a thousand, ten thousand, hundred thousand, a million-fold? Allow me to share this nice story on marriage and the blessings that come with it and how counting these blessings could save a failing marriage. I hope you will be inspired with this story.
Monica married Hitesh this day. At the end of the wedding party, Monica's
mother gave her a newly opened bank saving passbook. With Rs.1000
deposit amount.
Mother: 'Monica, take this passbook. Keep it as a record of your marriage life.
When there's something happy and memorable happened in your new life,
put some money in. Write down what it's about next to the line. The more
memorable the event is, the more money you can put in. I've done the first one
for you today. Do the others with Hitesh.When you look back after years,
you can know how much happiness you've had.'
Monica shared this with Hitesh when getting home. They both thought it was
a great idea and were anxious to know when the second deposit can be made.
This was what they did after a certain time:
           7 Feb: Rs.100, first birthday celebration for Hitesh after marriage
           1 Mar: Rs.300, salary raise for Monica
           20 Mar: Rs.200, vacation trip to Bali
           15 Apr: Rs.2000, Monica got pregnant
              1 Jun: Rs.1000, Hitesh got promoted
           ..... and so on...
However, after years, they started fighting and arguing for trivial things.
They didn't talk much. They regretted that they had married the nastiest
people in the world.... no more love...
(Kind of typical nowadays, huh?)
One day Monica talked to her Mother: 'Mom, we can't stand it anymore.
We agree to divorce. I can't imagine how I decided to marry this guy!!!'
Mother: 'Sure, girl, that's no big deal. Just do whatever you want if you really
can't stand it. But before that, do one thing first. Remember the saving
passbook I gave you on your wedding day? Take out all money and spend
it first. You shouldn't keep any record of such a poor marriage.'
Monica thought it was true. So she went to the bank, waiting at the queue
and planning to cancel the account. While she was waiting, she took a look at
the passbook record. She looked, and looked, and looked. Then the memory
of all the previous joy and happiness just came up her mind. Her eyes were
then filled with tears. She left and went home.
When she was home, she handed the passbook to Hitesh, asked him to spend
the money before getting divorced.
The next day, Hitesh gave the passbook back to Monica. She found a new
deposit of Rs.5000.
And a line next to the record: 'This is the day I notice
how much I've loved you throughout all these years. How much happiness
you've brought me.

They hugged and cried, putting the passbook back to the safe.
Do you know how much money they had saved when they retired? I wouldn't know... I believe the money did not matter any more. What matters most is that they have survived the rough years of their marriage, re-affirmed their feelings and commitment to one another and enjoyed all the good years in their life.

Moral of the story.

"When you fall in any way, don't see the place where you fell instead see the place from where you slipped. Life is about correcting mistakes."


Kikit said...

Nice, nice, nice! :) Now I know what to ask from my parents (or pwede sad sa inyo) if I get married someday. Hehehe :) | Envelope Printing said...

Oh my such an amazing story. That’s really inspiring, thank you so much for sharing this. I will definitely keep one when I get married! This is a great story to inspire other couples out there why they got married in the first place, it’s all about the love and trust you share with each other. It isn’t the money or the material possessions.

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