感 恩 的 故 事 Music: Clair Delune He Yan Jan 2011 Story of Appreciation
一名成绩优秀的青年去申请一个大公司的经理职位。 One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.
他通过了第一級的面试，董事长做最后的面试， 做最后的决定。 He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision.
董事长从该青年的履历上发现，该青年成绩一 貫优秀，从中学到研究生从來没有间断过。 The director discovered from the CV, that the youth's academic result is excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never has a year he did not score.
董事长问，你在学校里拿到奖学金吗？ 该青年回答，没有。 The director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarship in school?" and the youth answered "none".
董事长问，是你的父亲为您付学费吗？ 该青年回答，我父亲在我一岁时就去世了，是我的母亲給我付的学費。 The director asked, " Is it your father pay for your school fees?" the youth answered, my father passed away when I was one year old, it is my mother who paid for my school fees.
董事长问，那你的母亲是在那家公司高就？该青年回答，我的母亲是給人洗衣服的。 The director asked, " Where did your mother worked?" the youth answered, my mother worked as cloth cleaner.
董事长要求青年把手伸給他，该青年把 一双洁白的手伸給董事长。 The director requested the youth to show his hand, the youth showed a pair of hand that is smooth and perfect to the director.
董事长问，你帮你母亲洗过衣服吗？ 该青年回答，从來没有，我妈总是要我 多读书，再说，母亲洗衣服比我快得多。 The director asked, " Did you ever help your mother washed the cloth before?" The youth answered, never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books, furthermore, my mother can wash cloths faster than me.
董事长说，我有个要求，你今天回家，給你母 亲洗一次双手，明天上午你再來见我。 The director said, I had a request, when you go back today, go and help to clean your mother's hand, and then see me tomorrow morning.
该青年觉得自己成功的可能很大，回到家后，高高兴兴地要給母亲洗手，母亲受宠若惊地把手伸給孩子。 The youth felt that its chance of landing the job is high, when he went back, he happily wanted to clean his mother's hand, his mother feel strange, happy but mixed with fear, she showed her hand to the kid.
该青年給母亲洗著手，渐渐地，眼泪掉下來了，因为他第一次发现，他母亲的双手都是老茧， 有个伤口在碰到水时还疼得发抖。 The youth cleaned his mother's hand slowly, his tear drop down as he did that. It is first time he found his mother's hand is so wrinkled, and there are so many bruises in her hand. Some bruises incites pains so strong that shiver her mother's body when cleaned with water.
青年第一次体会到，母亲就是每天用这双有伤口的手洗衣服为他付学費，母亲的这双手就是他今天毕业的代价。 This is the first time the youth realized and experienced that it is this pair of hand that washed the cloth everyday to earn him the school fees, the bruises in the mother's hand is the price that the mother paid for his graduation and academic excellence and probably his future.
该青年給母亲洗完手，一声不响地把 母亲剩下要洗的衣服都洗了。 After finishing the cleaning of his mother hand, the youth quietly cleaned all remaining clothes for his mother.
当天晚上，母亲和孩子聊了很久很久。 That night, mother and sons talked for a very long time. 第二天早上，该青年去见董事长。 Next morning, the youth went to the director's office
董事长望著该青年紅肿的眼睛，问到， 可以告诉我你昨天回家做了些什么吗？ The director noticed the tear in the youth's eye, asked: " Can you tell you what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?"
该青年回答说，我給母亲洗完手之后， 我帮母亲把剩下的衣服都洗了。 The youth answered, " I cleaned my mother's hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes'
董事长说，请你告诉我你的感受。 The director asked, " please tell me your feeling."
该青年說， 第一 ，我懂得了感恩，没有我 母亲，我不可能有今天。 第二 ，我懂得了要去和母亲一起劳动，才会知道母亲的辛苦。 第三 ，我懂得了家庭亲情的可貴 The youth said, Number 1 , I knew what is appreciation, without my mother, there would not the successful me today. Number 2 , I knew how to work together with my mother, then only I can realize how difficult and tough to get something done. Number 3 , I knew the importance and value of family relationship.
董事长说，我就是要录取一会會感恩，会体会別人辛苦，不是把金钱当作人生第一目标的人來当经理。你被录取了。 The director said, " This is what I am asking, I want to recruit a person that can appreciate the help of other, a person that knew the suffering of others to get thing done, and a person that would not put money as his only goal in life to be my manager. You are hired.
这位青年后來果真工作努力，深得职工拥护，员工也都努力工作，整个公司业绩大幅成長。 Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates, every employees worked diligently and in a team, the company's result improved tremendously.
假如一位孩子从小娇生惯养，习惯了被人围著宠著，什么都是“我”第一，父母的辛苦都不知道，上班后，以为同事都应该听他的，当了经理后，不知道員工的辛苦，还要怨天尤人。 A child who has been protected and habitually given whatever he did, he developed "entitlement mentality" and always put himself first. He is ignorance of his parent's effort. When he started work, he assumed every people must listen to him, and when he became a manager, he would never know how suffering his employee and always blame others.
这样的人，会有好的学校成績，会有得意风光的一时，但社会上的这类人，都不能成大事，都不会感觉到幸福，都要跌跟头，那父母是爱子呢还是害孩子呢？ For this kind of people, he can have good result, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement, he will grumble and full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parent, did we love the kid or destroy the kid?
你可以让你的孩子住 大房子，吃大餐， 学钢琴，看大屏電視，但你在割草時， 也要让你的孩子在大太阳下拔拔野草， You can let your kid lived in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experienced it.
你在吃饭后，也要让你的孩子洗洗碗， 不是你没有钱雇人，而是你真心爱孩子。 After a meal, let them washed their plate and bowl together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way.
你要让孩子知道，即使父母挣不少钱，但早早的白发，和那位洗衣服的母亲没有本质的差別。 You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parent are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person.
但更重要的是，要让你的孩子学会感恩。 The most important thing is your kid learn how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learn the ability to work with others to get thing done.