• We pass through this life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness we can show, or any good thing we can do to others, let us not hesitate to do it, for we shall not pass this way again. Let us never lose an opportunity to bring sunshine into the lives of those who look up to us for our encouragement or help, the blessing will come back to us in many folds. Here is an inspiring story of a rich man whose acts of kindness were only known after his death.

    • You have two hands. Take with one and with other you give. Thatís the way life works out and thatís the way to live. What you get and what you give must balance up someday. Itís give a little, take a little all along the  way.~ unknown

      As the story goes, my boss drove a luxury car everyday and it was my duty to greet him and to open the gates for him, as I worked  as a watchman in his villa. But he never responded back to my greetings. 

    • One day he saw me opening the garbage bags outside the villa in search for any left over food. But, as usual he never even looked at me, it was like as if he never saw anything! 

    • The very next day I saw a paper bag at the same place, but it was clean and the food inside was covered well. It was fresh and good food like someone had just brought it from the supermarket. I didn't bother as to where it came from, I just took the paper bag and I was so happy about it. 

    • Every day I found this paper bag at the same place with fresh vegetables and all that we needed for home. This became my daily routine. I was eating and sharing this food with my wife and kids. 

    • I was wondering who this fool could be?! To forget his paper bag full of fresh food everyday. 

    • One day there was a big problem in the villa and I was told that my boss has died. There were too many guests coming to the villa that day and I didn't get any food that day, so I thought that one of the guests must have taken it. But the same thing happened the 2nd day, the 3rd day and the 4th day. 

    • It went on like this for a few weeks and I found it difficult to provide food for my family, so I decided to ask the wife of my boss for a raise in my salary or else I would quit my job as a watchman. 

    • After I told her, she was shocked, and asked me, how come you never complained about your salary for the last 2 years? And why is this salary not enough for you now?! 

    • Life's completeness and richness depends on the things we share with our loved ones and friends.

      I gave her so many excuses but she was never convinced! Finally in the end, I decided to tell her the truth, I told her the entire story of the bag of groceries, and as to how it was my daily provision.. She then asked me as to when this stopped? I told her after the death of her husband. And then I realized that I stopped seeing the paper bag immediately after the death of my boss. 

    • Why didn't I ever think of this before? That it was my boss who was providing this for me? I guess it was because I never thought that a person who never replied to my greetings could ever be this generous! 

    • His wife started to cry and I told her to please stop crying and that I'm really sorry that I asked for a raise, I didn't know that it was your husband who was providing me with the meals, I'll remain as a watchman and be happy to provide my service. 

    • His wife told me, I'm crying because I've finally found the 7th person my husband was giving this bag full of food. I knew my husband was giving 7 people everyday, I had already found the 6 people, and all these days I was searching for the 7th person. And today I found out. 

    • From that day onwards, I started to receive the bag full of food again, but this time his son was bringing it to my house and giving it to my hand. But whenever I thanked him, he never replied! Just like his dad! 

    • One day, I told him THANK YOU in a very loud voice! He replied back to me to please not be offended when he doesn't reply, because he has a hearing problem, just like his dad! 

    • May God forgive us all, for we judge another person without knowing the real story behind their actions. When we judge nothing, we will be happy. When we forgive everything, we will be happier. When we love everything, we will be happiest.

    • By Tim Pedrosa

We rob ourselves of life's greatest need when we lock up our hearts and fail to heed the outstretched hand reaching to find a kindred spirit whose heart and mind are lonely and longing to somehow share our joys and sorrows and to make us aware that life's completeness and richness depends on the things we share with our loved ones and friends. -Helen Steiner Rice