Giving Grapes For Bottled Water
--by guin, posted Mar 2, 2007
The other day I did a really tiny kind act: this lady who seemed kind of poor (she wasn't wearing shoes) sat next to me on the bus home. She mumbled something to herself in a cross way about not having water, how the bus fare has been increased, and about how she needs to buy water now.
Generally passengers never interact with each other, but I thought I could make an exception. I reached into my bag and gave her a packet of mineral water I had bought.
After receiving this unexpected gift, she looked quite happy. We chatted for a while and before I left, she gave me some grapes that she was carrying with her. She wouldn't let me leave the bus until I took the grapes!
It reminded me that sometimes those who have less are so much more generous than those who have a lot. :)
I read ur excellent story. it bears a great moral lesson to learn.People have some need which they are not afford to meet up due to poverty.The lady in the story were in need of water but she was failure to buy becoz the amount which she has to spend for water was fixed but due to increase of bus fare she fell in shortage of money for water and this the condition of our daily life.It teaches us that the price of commodity is not reasonable and it is the great weakness and suffering of the people living from hand to mouth
Continue to follow the light that lights up your heart. Aurelia
I needed help and had no money and gave something in return to them and when it was refused it hurt me terribly. Except in kindness as you give in kindness!
Thank you so much for sharing.
your story tempts me to share a beautiful quote from Khalil gibrans The Prophet:
"there are those who give little of the much which they have,
and there are those who have little and give it all,
these are the believers in life and the bounty of life and their coffer is never empty"