Stories of Kindness from Around the World

The Wise Woman's Stone

--by dancingDog, posted Nov 7, 2007
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."
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Readers Comments

ruhi wrote: excellent and a very inspiring story
God bless u
katlampi wrote: This is truly inspiring! Thank you for posting it!
bitesize wrote: I love this, thank you for sharing.
lynd wrote: What a wise man!...
Kind4Ever wrote: Thanks for sharing, it's so inspiring!
Nickgrand wrote: Thanks you and God bless!!
dancingDog wrote: Thank you harry for your generous gift of Karma points - you totally made my day! I am always on the lookout for inspiring stories and will post what I find :=D
Angel4eva wrote: Thats a wonderful story!
harry wrote: it's really superb story which reflects the selfless story of the woman.a very nice story indeed.i like it can u send me a few more such short stories

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