a small Mistake…

Raita – Adding Extra Curd..

An extra second of thinking can change our life forever

True Love

On a Sunday afternoon a family gathered over the Lunch table to have their favourite Biriyani, Wife was serving the food to both her Son and her Husband. After the food was served, husband tasted the Biriyani along with Raita and starting yelling at his wife for adding More salt in Raita. She opened the refrigerator and added some curd to it, and she served it again, after tasting it the husband said “You should have done it properly and checked it before serving it to us, because of the extra salt, you have spoilt my mood of eating Biriyani”

After some time, the son and the father completed their lunch and wife served herself and completed her lunch, while she was washing the vessels, son came to meet her and he saw his mother with tears in her eyes, when he inquired why she was crying, she just wiped her tears and said “ nothing” and asked him what he wants, he asked for some money, and she told him to take it from her purse.

After some years, Son was married and his mother lived along with him. On a Sunday afternoon, he was helping his wife in placing the dishes on the table and his son started serving Biriyani to his grandmother, and he started serving her some Raita, after that he sat on his chair and started helping his wife and his son.

While he started eating the biriyani with Raita, he felt it was salty, he got up from his chair and picked up the curd bowl and added some curd to Raita and told “Biriyani is yummy”

His wife asked him why he added some extra curd to Raita, he looked at his mother and said “my mother knows the pain of extra salt in Raita”, his wife said I don’t understand what you said “ He smiled and said Raita was salty, so I added extra curd so that you not will feel it salty” she said “I am sorry about it” He said

“If my father could have added extra curd to the Raita, my mother would have not had tears in her eyes for rest of her life”

“If my father could have added extra care towards my mother, my mother would have not had the extra burden in her heart”

“If my father could have gone an extra mile in loving our family, we would have gone an extra mile in being peaceful and happy”

Every one of us make mistakes in one way or other way in our life, but the greatest mistake is fighting and yelling over the mistakes that was made.

Ask for yourself “Did you react over the extra salt in the Raita or did you respond by adding extra curd to it” Life becomes sweeter when we understand the power of adding some Empathy, care, kindness and forgiveness”

An extra second of thinking can change our life forever



Published by Shobha Iyer

Always be Happy; always wear a Smile, Not because Life is full of reasons to Smile, but because your Smile itself maybe a reason for many others to Smile ;The Greatest Thing In Life Is Love And The Second Is Laughter..

5 thoughts on “a small Mistake…

  1. Well said. Amen “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
    Matthew 5:13‭-‬16 NLT

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