My mother used to ask me what is the most important part of the body and
through the years I would take a guess at what I thought was the correct
answer. When I was younger I thought sound was very important to us as
humans so I said my ears mommy. She said “No, many people are deaf. But you
keep thinking about it and I will ask you again soon.”

Several years passed before she asked me again. Since my last attempt I
contemplated a correct answer. So I told her “Mommy, sight is very important
to everybody, so it must be our eyes.”  She looked at me and told me that I
was learning fast but the answer is not correct because there are many
people who are blind.

Stumped again I continued my quest for knowledge and over the years she
asked me a couple more times and always the same answer “No. But you are
getting smarter every year my young child.”

Then last year my Grandpa died.  Everybody was hurt. Everybody was crying.
Even my father cried. I remember that especially because it is only the
second time I saw him cry.  My Mom looked at me when it was our turn to say
our final good-bye to Grandpa.  She asked me “Do you know the most important
body part yet my son?”  And I was shocked she asked me this now.  I always
thought this was a game between her and me.  She saw the confusion on my
face and told me “This question is very important. It shows that you have
really lived in your life.  For every body part you gave me in the past I
have told you that it was wrong and given you an example why.  But today is
the day you need to learn this important lesson.”

She looked down at me like only a mother can.  I saw her eyes well up with
tears.  She said, “Son the most important body part is your shoulder.”  Was
it because it held up my head? She replied, “No, because it can hold the
head of a friend or loved one when they cry.  Everybody needs a shoulder to
cry on sometime in life my son.  I only hope that you have enough love and
friends that you will always have a shoulder to cry on when you need it.”
Then and there I knew the most important body part was not selfish, it was
sympathetic to the pain of OTHERS.

You are a friend and whenever you want you can cry on my shoulder!!! People
will forget what you said.  People will forget what you did, but People will
never forget how you made them feel.

— Author Unknown

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