Make the un­known, known to­day..!

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - To the Un­known Many I raise no glass to the man whose fame Has spread from coast to coast, Whose tal­ents have served to place his name With those, men hon­our most. My toast is not for the lady fair, Whose grace and charm­ing ways Have set men mar­veling eve

Iwas at a din­ner the other day when the speaker a small dapper bil­lion­aire, who had built up an em­pire, spoke at length about his hum­ble leg­gings. “I owe my suc­cess,” he said to my mother, who was just a mu­nic­i­pal teacher. But she though wid­owed in her early years, taught me courage, and in­stilled in me val­ues that made me ail for the stars!

Iwish that mother had been there to hear those words. So of­ten, I have heard women tell me how frus­trated they are, be­cause they could not con­tinue in there ca­reers. “I would have been a bril­liant car­diac sur­geon,” said one, “but with my small chil­dren, I have to give less time to my ca­reer.”

“I would have been a re­search sci­en­tists,” said an­other, “but had to set­tle for a teacher’s post, to be able to be at home be­fore my child re­turned from school!”

And so with men. I know the story of a man who de­clined to re­ceive a big pro­mo­tion, be­cause that would take him away, time wise, from his fam­ily. He con­tin­ued in his job as a man­ager, and spent qual­ity time with his chil­dren. They loved what he did, be­cause he was there for hem, in their base­ball, cricket and in the li­brary choos­ing books for them. There is a poem, I read which I would like to use here.

You may be one of these un­known many, or you may have some­one you know who is one, if you do, then don’t just raise a glass to them but call them up and ac­knowl­edge them and make them happy to­day. Let’s make the un­known, known to­day. —Email:bob­s­ban­ter@gmail.com

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