A Bowl of Noodles
A bowl of noodles
That Night Sue quarrelled with her mother, then
stormed out of the house. While en route, she
remembered that she did not have any money in her
pocket, she did not even have enough coins to make
a phone call home.
At the same time, she went through a noodle shop,
picking up sweet fragrance, she suddenly felt very
hungry. She wished for a bowl of noodles, but she
had no money!
The seller saw her standing as she faltered before the
counter and asked: “Hey little girl, you want to eat a
bowl?” “Yes, but … but I do not carry money …” she
“Okay, I’ll treat you,” the seller said, “Come in, I will
cook you a bowl.”
A few minutes later the owner brought her a steaming
bowl of noodles. Eating the delicious noodles, Sue
“What is it?” he asked.
“Nothing. I am just touched by your kindness!” Sue
said as she wiped her tears. “Even a stranger on the
street gives me a bowl of noodles, and my mother,
after a quarrel, chased me out of the house. She is
The seller sighed: “Girl, why did you think so? Think
again. I only gave you a bowl of noodles and you felt
that way. Your mother had raised you since you were
little, why were you not grateful and disobeyed your
Sue was really surprised after hearing that.
“Why did I not think of that? A bowl of noodles from a
stranger made me feel indebted, and my mother has
raised me since I was little and I have never felt so,
even a little.”
On the way home, Sue thought in her mind what she
would say to her mother when she arrives home: “Mom,
I’m sorry. I know it is my fault, please forgive me. ”
Once up the steps, Sue saw her mother, worried and
tired of looking for her everywhere. Upon seeing Sue,
her mother gently said: “Sue, come inside, honey. You
are probably very hungry? I cooked rice and prepared
the meal already, come eat while it is still hot …”
Sue could not control any longer, she cried in her
In life, we sometimes fail to appreciate the small
actions of people around us, like our relatives,
especially parents, we see their sacrifices as a matter
of natural …
Parental love and concern are the most precious gifts
we have been given since birth.
Parents do not expect us to pay back for nurturing us
…… but have we ever appreciated or treasure the
unconditional sacrifice of our parents?
— Translated from a Vietnamese story
How do you Behave with your Parents? Think & Comment.