Precious Gift

July 4, 2007

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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 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’s not the wealth you have but what’s inside you that others need.

Thank you for your love, understanding, care, respect & friendship.

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12 Responses to “Precious Gift”

  1. Wennnn Says:

    Hmmm I like this story!!! Very nice!!

    I’m glad to hear that, Wennnn. 🙂
    Thanks.


  2. I have read the story from chicken soup [if i am not mistaken].

    But I like to read again. It’s so meaningful to me. Because sometimes I am selfish ;p

    I wish I know the actual source, M. I got it in my mailbox last night.
    Anyway, I’m glad you like it. 🙂

  3. iamikel Says:

    uhhhmmm, thanks for yours too!!! especially the friendship part!

    Thanks, Iamikel. *hugs*

  4. Che-Cheh Says:

    Nice story. 🙂

    It is..
    Thanks, Che-Cheh. 🙂

  5. Sha Says:

    It’s not the gift that is important. It’s the thought and gesture behind the gift. 🙂

    *smiles*
    Thanks, Sha.

  6. LB Says:

    Yeah, it’s really what’s underneath that is sometimes more important than what’s on the surface..
    Hugs for you, and another one for you underneath!

    Thank you, LB.
    *HUGS*

  7. day-dreamer Says:

    Very motivating indeed. Thank you for sharing.

    Life is cool! Hehehe.

    No problem, D-D.
    Glad you like it.

  8. misha Says:

    nice story … what is important is the thought and not the object itself 🙂

    You’re a very clever girl, Misha. 🙂

  9. ben Says:

    inner beauty~

    *priceless

    Indeed, Ben.

  10. winn Says:

    smile, is alwyas precious

    *SMILES* 🙂

    Thanks, Winn. 🙂

  11. LX Says:

    amongst all of that, time no matter how short it is when given is possibly the most precious solely because it will never come round again 😉

    *sigh & nods in agreement*

    That’s true, LX.


  12. “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.”

    At which point she reach inside and pulled out her heart. YUCK! How messy! 🙂

    Moral of the story, just take the stone dude!! Be happy that someone gave you so much! 🙂

    Duh!!! Dabs, you have just spoilt the story. 😀

  13. _butt Says:

    I like how the stone changes color… 🙂

    ah, lucky the man realized. not many did.

    _butt, you’re the only one to comment on the color of the stone. I was beginning to wonder if anyone notices it at all.. 😛


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