Someone once asked Bill Gates at an evening get together, “Is there any person richer than you?” He said, “YES! only one”. The man was surprised and said, “Who can that be, could you please elaborate. I would like to know who that person can be.” Very kindly Bill Gates narrated his story. He said, “Many years ago, I had been dismissed from work and I had gone to New York airport and was sitting there on one of the benches. I read titles of newspapers there. I liked one of them and I wanted to buy it. But sadly I didn’t have the money. So I abandoned the idea, but suddenly, a black boy called me and told me, “This newspaper for you.” I said, but I don’t have the money. He said, “No problem, I give you for free.”
After three months, I went there again. Coincidentally, that story happened again and that same boy gave me another free newspaper again. I said, you are very kind but every time, I can’t accept it. But he said, “It is for free, I give from my profit.” After 19 years, I had become very rich and I decided to find that boy who had helped me in my bad days. I found him, after one and half month’s search. I asked him, “do you know me?” He said, ‘Yes, you’re the famous, Bill Gates.”
I said, “do you remember, you gave me free newspapers two times many years ago. Now, I want to compensate you for it. I am going to give you everything that you want. The black young man replied, “You can’t compensate it”. I said, Why? He said, “Because I gave you even when I was poor. But, you want to give me when you are rich. So, how do you compensate?”
Bill Gates was speechless and said, “I think that black young man is richer than me. You don’t have to be rich or wait to be rich to give. Your heart must be large and compassionate in giving whatever little you have to the poor or the needy even though you too are lacking in money. He wanted to help me and see the happiness on my face. This is known as Real attitude of Giving. There is no dearth in giving and to see the other person being benefited is such a joy to us too.”
The greatest Gift in the World, is the ability to help others, see past the illusion and recognize the divinity within. An intelligent person will open your heart, a beautiful person will open your eyes and a loving, kind person will open your heart.