“80th story”

First Published: Feb.28.2019

A high school teacher started her class with a story:


“A couple went on a cruise to spend quality time together.


The ship hit a seamount and instigated a big hole. Water was pouring into the ship uncontrollably. Everyone was rushing towards the lifeboats.


When the couple got closer to the last lifeboat, they realized there was only one space left. The husband jumped into the lifeboat and it left immediately. The wife was devastated as she stared at the lifeboat and shouted: …….”


The teacher paused and said: “What do you think she shouted?”

Many students had different answers.

One said: “She probably said ‘I hate you.’”


Others said: “She definitely said ‘I wasted my life with you.’”

– “Thanks for leaving me behind.”

– “Men!”

And more….


The teacher continued: “She shouted ‘take care of our daughter.”

Years passed and that man took care of their daughter, watched her grow up, get married, become a successful person and a wonderful mother to her children.

He eventually got old and passed away. His daughter was very sad about losing such a kind father who had to play the role of a mother and father at the same time for her. She went through her father’s belongings after a while and found a diary.


She read the diary and, in a part, she found out that her mother had an incurable disease and didn’t have much time left. Her father was so in love with her and was very sad knowing he was going to lose her. Her father suggested the last trip together to remember their last days with happiness.


One of her father’s sentences was:

“When we were running towards the lifeboats, you made me promise to find a way to get to our daughter. I promised you that I would take care of her. I wish that I could have stayed with you, held your hands and gone down into the ocean with you. I wish I could have embraced your caring heart and drowned in your kindness.”

Dear friends; 

Don’t forget to read my books.<3<3<3


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  1. Your stories provide incredibly unexpected teaching moments. This one was not at all what I expected and that is a very good thing.

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  2. Only God knows the whole story! Blessings, Laleh!

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  3. Lovely story, thank you for sharing!… 🙂

    “There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, people we can’t live without but have to let go.” ― Nancy Stephan

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  4. Great lovely story

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  5. Beautiful story thanks for sharing, in the middle of the story I had a quick judgment in my mind which was a false one. I admit that I learned unforgettable life lesson.

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  6. We never truly know, do we…?

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  7. Ok. Thanks for making me cry! Beautiful story

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  8. There are so many unpredictable and unexplained and unexpected situations in life… I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post…💟

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  9. This brought a tear to my eye… That’s love. Very beautiful story, Laleh. 💕

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  10. What a storyteller you are, Laleh! What an unexpected ending. We are often so quick to judge others. Your tale makes clear our error of judging others without knowing the facts of their circumstances.

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  11. Reblogged this on lampmagician and commented:
    First know than judge! Great story 🙏❤

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  12. Likewise dear Friend ❤🙏❤

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  13. What a beautiful story, Laleh. Your stories are all very meaningful and beautifully written.

    (Unfortunately, I tried clicking on the “Like” button, but it didn’t work. It’s a problem with my computer or my WordPress account. Just wanted you to know I tried to “Like” your post! LOL!)

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  14. Excellent! Thank you 🙏

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  15. Such a sweet story!

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  16. Great story and pics to go with it, Lakehurst!!

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  17. Most heart touching story,dear!!

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  18. A fairy tale that teaches you that you should not rashly evaluate human acts.
    My father raised his daughter well.
    A touching story

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  19. That’s the reason i love you so much!!!! Have a nice Sunday😊💞

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  20. Wonderful story… the moral as it says never judge before you know the full story..

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  21. At first it seemed like the guy who wrote the movie Titanic……
    A wonderful story Laleh. And you sold me on buying the book.

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  22. Lovely story, but sad. Teaches us valuable lessons.

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  23. We can all judgement wrongly, when we don’t know the full story. When we choose to look with only the eyes, and forgetting to include the heart in the decision making! A wonderful story of love, and true sacrifice!

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  24. What a misfortune and luck. And the question asked today would also be interesting, or rather, answers. I wonder if it would differ depending on the country, tradition …

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  25. what a touching a meaningful story , thank you for the sharing ,blesse you ❤

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  26. I loved that story, I knew there must be a positive somewhere, but wasn’t sure where it was going!

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  27. Beautiful. You have an amazing gift for storytelling, Laleh. ❤

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  28. such a caring romantic thought!

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  29. Beautiful and heartbreaking story. The daughter was blessed with two wonderful parents.

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  30. What a touching, poignant story about the meaning of love! ❤

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  31. Another beautiful story and I so excited, your book was just delivered.

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  32. Oh my…this is a beautiful story. Very touching. For me the moral of the story is to never judge someone else harshly. I am not in their shoes and do not know everything about what they are going through.

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  33. knee jerk
    and judging a book
    by the cover
    good post

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  34. Powerful and moving tale of love and sacrifice. We all need such reminders from time to time 💓💓

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  35. hate kismet fate
    locked away
    home on the strange
    international city
    not tonto

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  36. What a touching story, Laleh.

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  37. You never know the whole story from the outside. This is a wonderful one for proving that.

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  38. Oh .so much heart touching story of a couple.beautiful love of both,dear Laleh❤

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  39. As always, your story concludes with a lesson that surprised me. I must admit that feelings toward the husband and father weren’t positive. Laleh, thanks for sharing the rest of the story.

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