Enlightening Story by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam - Burnt Roti

Enlightening Story by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam: Burnt Roti

Touching Story by late Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam:

When I was a kid, my mom cooked food for us. One night in particular when she had made dinner after a long hard day’s work, mom placed a plate of ‘subzi (cooked vegetable)’ and extremely burnt roti (bread) in front of my dad. I was waiting to see if anyone noticed the overcooked roti. But Dad just ate his roti and asked me how was my day at school.

Burnt Roti:

I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember I heard mom apologizing to dad for the overcooked roti.

And I’ll never forget what he said: “Honey, I love burnt roti.”

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy, good night & I asked him if he really liked his roti burnt. He wrapped me in his arms & said: “Your mother put in a long hard day at work today and she was really tired. And besides… A burnt roti never hurts anyone but *HARSH WORDS DO!*”

“You know son – life is full of imperfect things… & imperfect people… I’M NOT THE BEST & AM HARDLY GOOD AT ANYTHING! I forget birthdays & anniversaries just like everyone else.

What I’ve learnt over the years is: To Accept Each Others Faults & Choose To Celebrate Relationships

Life Is Too Short To Wake Up With Regrets!

Love the people who treat you right & have compassion for the ones who don’t.

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