A Very Special Gift

An old man was sitting with his 25 year old son in the train. The train was about to leave the station and all the passengers settled down on their seats. As the train started, the young man was filled with joy and curiosity. He was sitting on the window side. He put one hand out and felt the passing air. He shouted, “Father, all the trees are going behind”. The old man smiled and admired his son’s feelings.

Beside the young man a couple was sitting and listening to the conversion between the father and the son. They were a little awkward at the attitude of the 25 year old man behaving like a small child.

Suddenly the young man again shouted, “Father, see the pond and the animals. The clouds are moving with the train”.

The couple were watching the young man embarrassingly.

It started raining and some of the water droplets touched the young man’s hand. He was filled with joy and he closed his eyes. He shouted again, “Father, it’s raining, the water is touching me!”.

The couple could not help themselves and asked the old man, “Why don’t you visit the doctor and get treatment for your son?”

The old man replied, “Yes, we are on our way back from the hospital. Today, my son, for the first time in his life, got a very special gift – his eyesight”.

Moral of the story: Don’t draw conclusions until you know all the facts.