Charity Moral Story – She asked him, “How much are you selling the eggs for?”
The old seller replied, “$q per 10 egss, Madam.”
She said to him, “I will take 15 eggs for $1 or I will leave.”
The old seller replied, “Come, take them at the price you want. Maybe this is a good beginning because I have not been able to sell even a single egg today.”
Charity Moral Story – Charity with Dignity
She took the eggs and walked away feeling she has won. She got into her fancy car and went to a posh restaurant with her friend. There, she and her friend ordered whatever they liked.
They ate a little and left a lot of what they had ordered. Then she went to pay the bill. The bill cost her $140. She gave $150 and asked the owner of the restaurant to keep the change.
This incident might have seemed quite normal to the owner but very painful to the egg seller. The point is that why do we always show we have the power when we buy from the needy ones? And why do we get generous to those who do not even need our generosity.
I once read somewhere:
My father used to buy simple goods from poor people at high prices, even though he did not need them. Sometimes he even used to pay extra for them. I got concerned by this act and asked him why does so. Then my father replied, “It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. Charity sees the need, not the cause. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Sometimes give your services for nothing.
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