On a snowy night, a young man’s car broke down in an isolated area. Fortunately, while worrying about what to do, an older gentlemen pulled over and helped tow his car into town. What would be better than to offer him some money to show his appreciation? But the older man refused, saying, “I don’t need your thanks, but I want you to promise me one thing, and that is to help others when they are in trouble”.
From then on, the young man not only helped many people, but every time he helped someone, he told them exactly what the old driver told him.
Many years passed. The young man from the past has also grown old. Unfortunately, in a sudden flash flood, he found himself isolated on a small mound, surrounded by water. Out of nowhere a young man appeared and, apparently unconcerned of danger, swam out to save him. When he was about to thank him, the young man suddenly said what he had said many times: “I don’t need your thanks, but I want you to promise me one thing, and that is to help others when they are in trouble!”
His heart suddenly swelled with emotion.
As it turned out, the string of love that he strung together, after passing through many hearts, eventually returned to him from the heart of that young man. The good deeds that he did, as it turned out, were all done for himself… Turns out, “Helping others is also helping yourself!”
When each of us keep gratitude in our hearts while doing any task, no matter how small it is, gratitude will eventually build up into a great source of strength…