The Happiness That Never Came

Tamer was a hardworking man who worked at a small company to support his wife and four children. He always worked overtime to improve his skills and eventually to get a job with higher salary.Except for Fridays, Tamer hardly ate a meal together with his family.

His family always complained that he doesn’t give them time, but Tamer always justified that he did it all for them. But he still wanted to spend more time with his family.

One fine day, Tamer got an interview call from a big company & he fared well due to his hard work & the experience gained working overtime. Soon after, he was offered a good job as a Team Leader with a better salary. Life had become amazing, Tamer could now afford to provide his family with life’s little luxuries like nice clothing, dining in restaurants and vacation abroad.

However, the family still did not get to see Tamer for most of the week. He continued to work very hard, hoping to be promoted to the position of manager. In fact, to make himself a worthily candidate for the promotion, he joined evening classes after work.

Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.

Tamer’s hard work paid off and he was promoted. Then he decided to hire a maid to relieve his wife from her domestic tasks. He also felt that their four bedroom flat was no longer big enough, it would be nice for his family to be able to enjoy the facilities and comfort of a big apartment near the beach. On the first Friday evening at their new home, Tamer declared to his family that he decided not to take anymore courses or pursue any more promotions. From then on he was going to devote more time to his family.

 Tamer died of a massive heart attack the same night!!!!

Moral: The craving for money will never finish. Being content with whatever you have will bring you peace and happiness in your life.

31 Responses to The Happiness That Never Came

  1. ADEGOKE WAHAB August 26, 2013 at 6:37 PM #

    What a tragedy! This is a serious lesson for everybody.

  2. skybeen April 12, 2013 at 10:13 PM #

    the one who comes to this world shall have to die…….but the wisdom is there when we prepare enough for that life

    • Ali - Admin April 16, 2013 at 6:34 PM #

      Rightly said!

  3. Soopsun February 9, 2013 at 12:25 AM #

    In my book he did everything right .imagine tamer was a lazy man could never keep a job .never enough money for kids shoes new clothes. Wife always wining complaining . No money for kids college stuck in a poor neighborhood . Now which tamer is better?

  4. rafik moroccan February 6, 2013 at 1:18 PM #

    the story has an amazing moral

  5. sharif123 February 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM #

    Game of 99 coins. Once you get the taste, you will not take rest till you die.

  6. Junedayz October 23, 2011 at 1:33 AM #

    thats such a sad ending!!!! 
    he probably died from all that work!! sheesh tamer! how can u not think of ur health?

  7. Dr.maya October 22, 2011 at 5:23 PM #

    i love u all … in case if i died tomorrow

    • sharif123 February 6, 2013 at 12:04 PM #

      Don’t keep us under your Maya

  8. Heba October 22, 2011 at 11:14 AM #

    everything will go after we died except our love to each others 

  9. ???? October 21, 2011 at 6:48 PM #

    Very Moral >>>> So nice

  10. Ninidre October 20, 2011 at 3:03 PM #

    you know this story will change my attitudes even towards my studies because i wanted to carry on my studies on the expence of my personal life, … yes it is also because of money
    to help others but forget that my self will blame one day

    • sharif123 February 6, 2013 at 12:09 PM #

      Wish you good luck

  11. samir October 20, 2011 at 5:52 AM #

    it wondourfull

  12. Mubarek Alamin85 October 19, 2011 at 10:59 PM #

    I think its the money that Teamr earned didn’t work for him, but he worked for money.
    I could say if you think you have extra money you don’t need let other benift from it. `~` easy logic.

  13. Mubarek Almain85 October 19, 2011 at 10:57 PM #

    well what can I respond to this why stop to grow in any ways. plus in every movement there is a blissing. so don’t waste your time on dead space. try to gain as much or more what a mountian wights. ~xmk

  14. Salisuahmedibrahim October 19, 2011 at 6:17 PM #

    an interesting story

  15. R.jayachandran October 19, 2011 at 4:40 PM #


    • sharif123 February 6, 2013 at 12:07 PM #

      Then you are lucky.

  16. Anonymous October 19, 2011 at 1:55 PM #

    since we live in poor countries we will always look for money

    in other countries you only work 8 hours

  17. Goldypearl October 19, 2011 at 11:30 AM #

    we should not let money takes us away from our beloved ones

  18. Shakabansh5 October 19, 2011 at 10:07 AM #

    Hi, Sara : Tamer aspiration looking forward due to he is hard worker , get more income to leave his family happiness in this life before die finally he did > i agree about what he did againest his family.

  19. guest October 19, 2011 at 9:28 AM #

    if he did otherwise, spending more time with his family, he would have definitely been blamed for not making enough effort to improve their conditions..

  20. Abier October 19, 2011 at 8:27 AM #

    show the people you love, that you love them…. you don’t know what happens tomorrow…
    thanks for sharing 🙂

    • sharif123 February 6, 2013 at 12:07 PM #


  21. Hamed Mansour October 19, 2011 at 7:48 AM #

    This is our permanent story , no body can change it   

  22. Mohamed aljazairi October 19, 2011 at 6:53 AM #

    actually it is the best of all insperational stories I ever received. Thank you very much.

    • sharif123 February 6, 2013 at 12:08 PM #

      I am also joining you to appreciate Sara

  23. Mohamed aljazairi October 19, 2011 at 6:53 AM #

    actually it is the best of all insperational stories I ever received. Thank you very much.

  24. Shakil October 19, 2011 at 6:49 AM #

    Allah decided otherwise.

  25. Shakil October 19, 2011 at 6:49 AM #

    Allah decided otherwise.