Precious Gift

A wise woman who was travelling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream.The next day she met a traveler who was hungry and the wise woman opened her bag to share the 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 keep him security for a lifetime.But a few days days later he came back to return the stone to wise woman.
I have been thinking,he said. I know how valuable this 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 this stone.

Sometimes it is not the wealth you have but what is inside you that others need.

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