It was 1pm. A boy peeped from the door, “Auntie, may I have water, please?”
My mother was busy. I went to look who was that boy & found two boys standing outside. They were distributing promotional pamphlets of a candidate for Lok-Sabha elections.
When I brought two glasses of water, I saw two more boys came over there. So I again went inside & tried to find two more glasses. But all the remaining glasses were in wash basin. Eventually, I found a jar full of water.
I went to back to them with jar. And I found one of the boy was hesitating to pass the glass to other boy, so I asked him whether he wants more. He earnestly said yes, with sense of relief that he was going to fulfill his thirst. I thought what if I had found two more glasses? But I had a sigh of relief that I wasn’t letting him go with his half of the thirst fulfilled. As I had a jar full of water, everybody was satisfied. I was happy & relieved.
I always disdained these boys who have been doing this stuff at the time of elections. I always thought that why are they wasting their time. But these are the boys who taught me very important lesson.
The crazy fact is, of course, there is joy in giving, but joy of giving in abundance is greater than it. Because, it includes satisfaction of both sides.
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