Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Why a Wedding Ring is worn on the 4th finger

This one is for those who are married...

I receive this one from my email a long time ago. Have you ever wondered why the wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger? There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese.

Thumb represents your parents
Second (index) finger represents your siblings
Middle finger represents yourself
Fourth (ring) finger represents your Life Partner
and the Last (little) finger represents your children

Firstly, open your palm (face to face), bend the middle finger and hold them together - back to back.
Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb - tip to tip
(As shown in the figure below):

Now, try to separate thumbs (representing the parents)
they will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later.

Please join your thumbs as before and separate your index fingers (representing your siblings)
they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives.

Now join the index fingers and separate your little fingers (representing your children)
they will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day.

Finally, join your little fingers, and try to separate your ring fingers (representing your spouse and yourself)
You will be surprise to see that you just CANNOT..because Husband and Wife have to remain together al their lives through thick and thin!!

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Anonymous said...

this is great

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