what did you say?

a friend told me recently about his former female boss who worked tirelessly in the banking sector and took home up to 20 grand a month. one day, her son felt ill and she took him to the doctor. the boy was deemed fit for school. so she drove him there. the son felt happy despite feeling a little unwell. he went on to say, “mummy, do you know this is the first time you are taking me to school?” the woman broke down in tears upon hearing her son’s innocent words. the next day, she wrote a letter and resigned from her high-ranking post.

this simple tale has an impact on me. what and how, i can’t describe.

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  1. Yes, there is a very strong message in this. I’m glad she saw the light! 🙂

  2. hope we all can learn something from this one.

  3. Hi, first time here.

    Very touching account. I admire and applaud her decision.

  4. Welcome to my humble world of words, J.D.!

    such decisions are often difficult but worthy to make.

  5. Touching stuff. Good for her.

  6. i’m sure the boy’s life has turned somewhat.

  7. If only we could remember this in everything we do…


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