Celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna wants to share one important message with the rest of the world – cherish your parents when you can and show them that you truly appreciate them.
In the post, he writes that on January 31, 2015, he had called his parents in the morning as he always did every day. He recalls a conversation no different than any other with parents; one that revolved around sports and daily matters. At that point, his father mentioned that it was a dream of his to be able to drive “his son’s Merc.” When Vikas probed him on why he had never told him about that, his father simply replied that he had never asked.
That afternoon, he received a tragic call saying that his father had passed away. Vikas writes that since that final conversation occurred, he often thought about it noting that he still wishes he had done more for his father.
Ultimately, he urges people not to take their parents for granted. He writes, “Life lesson – Don’t wait for a single more moment. Our parents might never ask for anything and just give all their lives for us. Surprise them, spoil them, hug them, ask them about their dreams, and loveeee them. Because one day you might be able to buy a fleet of cars, but you cant buy time.”
The post has been widely shared and appreciated on social media with hundreds commending the renowned chef for being so raw and honest with the world.
Read the full post here:
On Jan 31, 2015, as a morning ritual I called home and to speak to my Mom and Dad. Dad was super excited for 2 reasons, Serena Williams was playing Finals for Australian Open and Mercedes had signed me up for their association. He told me that it was his dream to drive his son’s Merc. I laughingly said that why didn’t you tell me before, he joked and said “you had never asked.” We laughed as usual and disconnected.
At noon on the same day, he passed away. No child can ever be ready for this loss; it leaves a hole in your heart. Makes you feel empty, betrayed by Gods and unprotected to the World.
I still wonder about the line he said “you had never asked.”
So many times since that unfortunate day, I wish I could have done more for him, made him proud, and fulfill all his wishes.
Life lesson – Don’t wait for a single more moment. Our parents might never ask for anything and just give all their lives for us.
Surprise them, spoil them, hug them, ask them about their dreams, and loveee them. Because one day you might be able to buy a fleet of cars, but you cant buy time.