Ripples v11.27: Hunger to Give!
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Monday, July 13, 2009
Happiness is the hunger to give…
Unhappiness is the hunger to get.
-submitted by Michael M., Madison WI
A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.
“I’ve been thinking,” he said, “I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.”
-source unknown, submitted by Diane Z., Darlington WI
You may know that I strive to ensure each issue of Ripples take less than 60 seconds to read. This week’s longer Boulder means I have just a few seconds left to encourage you to feed your HUNGER TO GIVE this week by seeking out someone who needs a small serving of your delicious time, attention, money and/or love and dishing it up!
Hurry, we’ll soon be out of time!