A young man was soon going to graduate college. For many months he used to admire a very beautiful sports car. He knew that his father can afford it so he told him that he wanted that car. As graduation day was near he awaited for signs that his father has bought that car for him. Finally it was graduation day.
On the morning of graduation his father called him to his study. There he told his son that how proud he is to have such good son and how much he loved him. After telling this father handed a wrapped gift box to his son as graduation present.
Curious son opened that gift. He found a Bible with beautiful leather cover. Angrily son in raised voice said to his father, “With all the money you bought me a Bible?” and left house at that instant, leaving book there.
Years passed by he never returned home. Young man become a very successful businessman in mean time. He had a beautiful home and family. Years after he realized that he should go to him as he never returned after leaving the house on graduation day.
Before he could make arrangements to return home to his father he received telegram. In telegram there was message for him informing him about his father death. It was to inform him that his father willed all his possession to his son and he should come home as soon as he can to take care of things.
He returned home but on reaching home his heart was filled with regrets and sadness. He began to search for important papers and saw that the bible his father gifted was still new and he had left it years ago.
With tears he opened the Bible and began to turn pages and as he read those words suddenly a car key dropped from envelope which was stick behind the bible. It had a tag with dealer’s name, same one who had sports car he desired. The date on tag was of his graduation day with words written on it, “PAID IN FULL”.
Sometimes we miss blessings just because they are not packed as we expected. We should take time to think and should not get angry and act at instant. Its better to think before act than to regret later.