The Joy of Giving

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08th October, 2022

Though widely circulated in the social media, I don’t know whether the story is true or not but it underscores a wonderful point.

Someone once asked Bill Gates in an interview, Is there any person richer than you?

He said, yes, only one.

“Many years ago, I had gone to New York airport. I wanted to buy a newspaper at a newstand,  But I didn’t have change (coins).

So I abandoned the idea, suddenly, a boy called me and told me, “This newspaper for you.”

I said, but I don’t have change.

He said, “No problem, I give you free”.

After 3 months, I went there. Coincidentally, that story happened again and that same boy gave me another free newspaper again.

I said, I can’t accept it. But he said, “I give you from my profit.”

After 19 years, when I came into riches, I decided to find that boy & 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, you gave me free newspaper 2 times many years ago.

Now, I want to compensate it. I want to give you everything that you want.

The young man replied, “You can’t compensate it!”

I said, why?

He replied, “Because I gave you when I was poor. You want to give me when you are rich. So, how do you compensate?”

Bill Gates said, I think that  young man is & will always remain richer than me.

You don’t have to be rich or wait to be rich to give.

Real attitude of giving is giving when you lack, sharing when you don’t have the resources, caring when you can’t afford it & experiencing the joy of it all.

Keep the Spirit Alive, give this weekend, this festive month, share the joy, experience the joy & stay blessed forever.