Money can’t buy everything, time and attention are vital

Nick was a 10 year old boy. He was the only son to his parents.
Nick’s father was a very busy businessman who could not spend
time with his son. He came home after Nick slept, and was off to
office before Nick woke up in the morning. Nick yearned for his
father’s attention. He wanted to go outdoors and play with his
father just like his friends did.
One day, Nick was surprised to see his father at home in the
evening. “Dad, it is a big surprise to see you at home,” Nick said.
“Yes son, my meeting was cancelled. So I’m at home. But after
two hours I have to catch a flight,” his father replied.
“When will you be back?,”Tomorrow noon.”
Nick was in deep thought for a while. Then he asked, “Dad, how
much do you earn in a year?” Nick’s father was taken aback. He said, “My dear son, it’s a very big amount and you won’t be able to understand it.”Ok dad, are you happy with the amount you earn?”
“Yes my dear. I’m very happy, and in fact I’m planning to launch
our new branch and a new business in a few months. Isn’t that
great? “Yes, dad. I’m happy to hear that. Can I ask you one more
“Yes, dear.”
“Dad, can you tell me how much you earn in a day or even half a
day?. “Nick, why are you asking this question?” Nick’s father was
perplexed. But Nick was persistent. “Please answer me. Can you please tell me how much you earn in an hour?”
Nick’s father gave in and replied, “It will be around $ 25/- per
hour.” Nick ran to his room upstairs, and came down with his piggy bank that contained his savings. “Dad, I have $50 in my piggy bank. Can you spare two hours for me? I want to go to the beach and have dinner with you tomorrow evening. Can you please mark this in your schedule?” Nick’s father was speechless!
The greatest gift a parent can give his child is time. Money can’t
buy everything.

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