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A Couple's Heartbreak - Who Was To Blame?  

A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a loving couple and the boy was the apple of their eyes.

One morning, when the boy was around two years old, the husband saw a medicine bottle open. He was late for work so he asked the wife to cap the bottle and put it in the cupboard. The mother, preoccupied in the kitchen, totally forgot the matter.

The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to it and, fascinated with its color, drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine meant for adults in small dosages.

When the child collapsed, the mother hurried him to the hospital, where he died. The mother was stunned; she was terrified. How would she face her husband?

When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead child, he looked at his wife and uttered just three words.

“I Love You”

The husband did not blame. The child was dead. He could never be brought back to life. There was no point in finding fault. Besides, if only he have taken time to put the bottle away, this might not have happened.

To attach blame is an instinctive reaction but both parties had huge pain to bare - as they had both lost their only child. Consolation and sympathy was needed. 

Sometimes we spend time asking who is responsible or who’s to blame, whether in a relationship, in a job or with the people we know and miss out on the warmth in human relationships we could receive by giving each other support.

After all, shouldn’t forgiving someone we love be the easiest thing in the world to do?

Forgive - otherwise pain, anguish and suffering multiply. 

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