In a telephone interview, the radio announcer asked his guest, a millionaire, “What made you happiest in life?”
The millionaire said:
I have gone through four stages of happiness in life and finally I understood the meaning of true happiness. The first stage was to accumulate wealth and means. But at this stage I did not get the happiness I wanted. Then came the second stage of collecting valuables and items. But I realized that the effect of this thing is also temporary and the lustre of valuable things does not last long.
Then came the third stage of getting big projects. Like buying a football team, buying a tourist resort, etc. But even here I did not get the happiness I had imagined. The fourth time a friend of mine asked me to buy a wheelchair for some disabled children.
At a friend’s request, I immediately bought a wheelchair. But the friend insisted that I go with him and hand over the wheelchairs to the children. I got ready and went with it. There I give these chairs to these children with my own hands. I saw the strange glow of happiness on the faces of these children. I saw them all sitting on chairs, moving around and having fun. It was as if they had arrived at a picnic spot.
But I felt real joy when I started to leave and one of the kids grabbed my leg. I gently tried to free my legs but the child stared at my face and held my legs tightly.
I bent down and asked the child: Do you need anything else?
The answer that this child gave me not only made me happy but also changed my life completely.
This child said: “I want to remember your face so that when I meet you in heaven, I will be able to recognize you and thank you once again”
That made my day and I got the meaning of life.
I realized What is the JOY of Giving.
Keep Smiling… Stay Blessed.
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