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Friday, August 10, 2012

A shared story

Today I am sharing an inspirational story I found on the web site, "Happiness is Your Birthright".  I can't credit the author because I am not sure who that is.

This story is about a beautiful, expensively dressed lady who complained to her psychiatrist that she felt that her whole life was empty, it had no meaning. The lady went to a counselor to seek out happiness. The counselor called over the old lady who cleaned the office floors. The counselor then said, "I'm going to ask Sukhan here to tell you how she found happiness. All I want you to do is listen to her story"

"Well, my husband died of malaria and three months later my only son was killed by a decoit. I had nobody...I had nothing left. I couldn't sleep, I couldn't eat, I never smiled at anyone. I even thought of taking my own life. Then one evening a little kitten followed me home from work. Somehow I felt sorry for that kitten. It was cold outside, so I decided to let the kitten in. I got it some milk and the kitten licked the plate clean. Then it purred and rubbed against my leg and for the first time in months I smiled."

"Then I stopped to think, if helping a little kitten could make me smile maybe doing something for people could make me happy. So the next day I baked some biscuits and took them to a neighbor who was sick in bed. Every day I tried to do something for someone. It made me happy to see them happy. Today I don't know anybody who sleeps and eats better than I do. I've found happiness by giving it to others."

When she heard that, the rich woman cried. She had everything that money could buy, but she had lost the things which money cannot buy.

(Originally shared by Mahaj Helix)


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