There was once a boy, named Abbas, who was the middle child in the family. Being the middle child was good in every aspect. The elder sibling loved him and the younger one looked up to him. He got the best of both the worlds and everything was great. His life was good and he was carefree. He would mostly get away without having to do anything hard. But this made him really careless too.
He would often leave his things in different places and simply assume that it would be taken care of. Either his elder brother would put it in the right place, or his younger sister would pick it up and follow him. He got used to this idea but forgot that there would come a time when they wouldn’t be there to help him.
One day when he was leaving school to go home, Abbas forgot his pencil case in his class. When he reached home and got ready to do his homework, he checked his bag again and again but there was no pencil case to be found! He asked his brother if he had picked it up but he had no idea. He checked with his sister, if she had picked it up but she didn’t have a clue either. Abbas, now very upset, sat wondering where the pencil case must have been left. His mother asked him what is wrong and he told her. She was disappointed but reassured him, which made Abbas feel even guiltier.
“If only I had learned to take care of my own things!” he said to himself. And from that day onwards he made sure that he took care of all his things by his own self and he never lost anything ever again.