gw:random

okay story time

in the bookstore I work at, it isn’t uncommon to have kids running around being completely ignored by their parents. But one day it was particularly bad and there were so many incidents with kids running up and down the isles, throwing stuff, and just screaming at the top of their lungs with no attention being paid by the parents. Well at the end of the day, when everyone was at the end of their rope, a family came in with a few kids. They were generally well behaved, but one of the little boys came up to me at the desk and flagged me down. He started to talk to me, but with some difficulty because he had a pretty bad stutter. I just listened to whatever he was telling me, nodding and grinning because whatever he was wanting to tell me was something he clearly found pretty important. He even called me by my name and pointed out that he knew my name because of my name tag. After a moment, his mom came up and kind of scooted him away, then she said ‘i’m sorry, he’s autistic,’ thinking he was bothering me. I said no worries and carried on. Later I was helping them check out and their little boy began talking to me again excitedly. The mother looked rather embarrassed and sure that her boy was being bothersome to someone who just wanted to get their job done. Eventually, I said to the mother, ‘ ma’am, your son is extremely polite. his manners are very appreciated.’ The joyful surprised look on the moms face was worth my whole day.   

Lelaki Mana yang Tak Bersyukur

Lelaki mana yang tak bersyukur ketika pulang ke rumah membawa hasil jerih payah sebulan bekerja, yang ditanyakan perempuannya bukanlah tentang berapa jumlah gaji. Tapi tentang berapa jumlah yang akan dikeluarkan untuk infaq, sekedar pemberian untuk ayah dan ibu, untuk anak yatim di sekitar rumah, serta untuk keperluan bulan ini. Ya, kuharap perempuan itu kamu…

Lelaki mana yang tak bersyukur ketika perempuannya ditanya tentang rumah impiannya, maka jawabannya adalah rumah sederhana yang disampingnya dibangun tempat untuk belajar Al-Qur’an, tempat untuk menghafal Al-Qur’an atau tempat untuk mendidik anak yatim. Ya, kuharap perempuan itu kamu…

Lelaki mana yang tak bersyukur ketika memohon maaf kepada perempuannya atas nafkah yang mungkin belum begitu cukup, maka perempuannya justru menjawab, “Kenapa tidak kita infaqkan saja lebih banyak agar keberkahannya bertambah dan Allah berkenan untuk mencukupi kebutuhan kita”. Ya, kuharap perempuan itu kamu…

Lelaki mana yang tak bersyukur ketika dirinya sakit, perempuannya begitu sabar dalam melayaninya, serta dengan kelembutan membacakan Al-Qur’an disamping lelakinya semampunya dengan sepenuh cinta, sembari berharap Allah menurunkan kesembuhan. Kuharap perempuan itu kamu…

Semoga kelak bertemu…


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Kamis, 30 Juli 2015