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Benih Hitam

Kisah nyata terjadi di AS….

Ada seorang wanita kulit putih yang hendak melakukan perjalanan dengan seorang putrinya yang berusia 6 tahun, mereka menaiki taksi yang dikemudikan oleh seorang pria kulit hitam.

Karena si anak tak pernah melihat orang kulit hitam sebelumnya, maka hatinya sangat ketakutan & bertanya pada ibunya:

“Ibu, apakah orang ini bukan penjahat? Mengapa kulitnya begitu hitam?”

Sopir tadi sangat sedih mendengarnya…

Saat itu pula, sang ibu berkata pada anaknya: “Paman Sopir ini bukan orang jahat, dia adalah orang yang sangat baik.”

Anak terdiam sejenak, lalu bertanya lagi: “Jika dia bukan orang jahat, lalu apakah dia pernah melakukan sesuatu yang buruk, sehingga kulitnya begitu hitam?”

Mendengar perkataan anak ini, mata pria kulit hitam itu berkaca kaca tetapi dia ingin tahu bagaimana wanita kulit putih itu menjawab pertanyaan putrinya tersebut.

Ibu ini menjawab: “Dia adalah pria yang sangat baik, juga tak pernah berbuat jahat. Bukankah bunga² di kebun rumah kita ada yang berwarna merah, putih, kuning & warna lainnya?

“Benar bu!”

Bukankah biji benih dari semua bunga tsb berwarna hitam?”

Anak ini berpikir sejenak, “Benar bu! Semuanya berwarna hitam.”

Benih hitam itu yang memekarkan bunga² berwarna warni yang indah, sehingga dunia menjadi penuh warna warni juga, bukankah begitu anakku?”

“Benar bu!” Anak ini seakan tiba² tersadarkan & berkata:
“Kalau begitu pasti paman sopir ini bukan orang jahat! Terimakasih paman sopir! Anda telah membuat dunia menjadi penuh warna warni, saya akan berdoa untukmu”

Anak polos ini lalu mulai komat-kamit berdoa, sopir kulit hitam ini tak bisa menahan diri lagi untuk tidak mengalirkan airmata.

⚠ PENJELASAN YANG BIJAK, MEMBUAT PENGERTIAN YANG MENDALAM.

⚠ SUDAH BIJAKSANA KAH KITA MEMBERIKAN PENJELASAN² TERHADAP ORANG² YANG ADA DISEKITAR KITA???!!

⚠ SEHINGGA MENENANGKAN DAN MENDAMAIKAN SUASANA, TAK ADA LAGI SALING CURIGA, MENGHUJAT & PRASANGKA BURUK.

⚠ ⚠ Disinilah diperlukan untuk melihat ke DALAM DIRI kita masing², apakah pikiran, ucapan & perbuatan telah selaras.

Semoga bermanfaat…

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Tiny Love

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  1. Today, my older brother has donated bone marrow 16 times to help treat my cancer. He communicates directly with my doctor and does it without me even asking or knowing when he has an appointment. And today my doctor informed me that the treatment appears to be working. “Cancer cells have been drastically reduced in the last few months.”
  2. Today, I was driving home with my grandfather when he suddenly made a u-turn and said, “I forgot to get your grandmother a bouquet of flowers. I’ll pick up one from the florist at the corner down here. It’ll only take a second.” “What’s so special about today that you have to buy her flowers?” I asked. “There’s nothing specifically special about today,” my grandfather said. “Every day is special. Your grandmother loves flowers. They put a smile on her face.”
  3. Today, I re-read the suicide letter I wrote on the afternoon of September 2nd 1996 about two minutes before my girlfriend showed up at my door and told me, “I’m pregnant.” Suddenly I felt I had a reason to live. Today she’s my wife. We’ve been happily married for 14 years. And my daughter, who is almost 15 now, has two younger brothers. I re-read my suicide letter from time to time as a reminder to be thankful – I am thankful I got a second chance at life and love.

source: Makes Me Think

A Tiny Love

  1. Today, my 75-year-old grandpa who has been blind from cataracts for almost 15 years said to me, “Your grandma is just the most beautiful thing, isn’t she?” I paused for a second and said, “Yes she is. I bet you miss seeing that beauty on a daily basis.” “Sweety,” my grandpa said, “I still see her beauty every day. In fact, I see it more now than I used to when we were young.”
  2. Today, I walked my daughter down the aisle. Ten years ago I pulled a 14 year old boy out of his mom’s fire-engulfed SUV after a serious accident. Doctors initially said he would never walk again. My daughter came with me several times to visit him at the hospital. Then she started going on her own. Today, seeing him defy the odds and smile widely, standing on his own two feet at the altar as he placed a ring on my daughter’s finger.
  3. Today, I walked up to the door of my office (I’m a florist) at 7AM to find a uniformed Army soldier standing out front waiting. He was on his way to the airport to go to Afghanistan for a year. He said, “I usually bring home a bouquet of flowers for my wife every Friday and I don’t want to let her down when I’m away.” He then placed an order for 52 Friday afternoon deliveries of flowers to his wife’s office and asked me to schedule one for each week until he returns. I gave him a 50% discount because it made my day to see something so sweet.

source: Makes Me Think