Hi friends, I had taken a few days holiday and was not on WordPress but I am back and I missed all of you’ll. Anyways, I am posting a wonderful and a great story which I hope you all will love to read.
‘A six-year-old boy was one-day returning home from the beach with his four-year sister. All of a sudden the boy found that his sister was lagging behind. He stopped and looked back. His sister was standing in front of a toy shop. She was looking at something with great interest. The boy went back to her and asked her in a tender voice, ‘Do you want something?’ The sister very shyly pointed at a teddy bear she saw inside the toy shop from the window. The boy held her hand and led her into the toy shop. To the little girl’s delight, he handed her the teddy.
In the meanwhile, the shopkeeper had been observing the two with great amusement. The boy came to the counter and asked the shopkeeper, ‘How much for this teddy, Sir?’ The elderly shopkeeper asked the boy with a lot of affection, ‘Well, dear son, what can you pay me?’ From his basket, the boy took out some shells he had collected from the beach. He gave them to the old man. The shopkeeper started counting them as if he was counting real money. Then he looked at the boy. The boy asked him worriedly, ‘Is it less?’ The shopkeeper said, ‘No, no, this is too much. I’ll return the extra.’ Saying so he kept only five shells with him and returned the remaining. The boy very happily kept those shells back in the basket and they both went home delighted as ever.
One of the shopkeeper’s workers was watching all this from afar and asked him, ‘Sir! You gave away such an expensive toy just for five shells?’. The shopkeeper said with a smile, ‘Well for us these are mere shells. But for that little boy, these shells are very precious. At this tender age, he does not understand what money is and what value it has. But when he grows up, he’ll know. When he remembers that he purchased a toy with shells instead of money, he will think of me and believe that some good exists in this world. It will help him to develop a positive attitude and he too, in turn, will feel motivated to be a good person.
Whatever emotion you infuse into the world; it will further spread. If you do good, positivity will spread. If you do bad, it will only cause more negativity. Keep your circle always positive and share this piece of goodness with each and every one you come across’.