Making a New Friend
--by Butterkind, posted Nov 14, 2021
He mentioned often to me about the problem he is facing which is that he cannot find people to talk to. I welcomed him to sit on our bench and offered to be his friend. I asked him the secret to his longevity and here’s what he replied.
His father was a very rich lawyer but it seems he had no peace of mind. He then met someone who gave this advice. “If you want peace of mind, then be of service to others.”
This new friend of mine, Mr. V. had a high position with his former employer. He has given away all his pension money that he received after retirement to charity. He lives with his son and said he didn’t need the money. He enjoyed talking and gracefully accepted my offer of some desserts. I also packed some for his son as he left.
Only a couple of hours later he came searching for us and gave me a pure silk shawl as a gift. I am grateful for this chance of acquaintance and friendship which reinforced in me that if you want peace of mind then be of service to others. A very valuable lesson to practice and experience peace and good health too!