Sweetness of Sour Oranges

Value- Love

Subvalue- Concern

A man often bought oranges from an old lady. After purchasing the oranges he would peel it and taste a segment and as soon as he would taste those he would complain that those were sour and insist the old woman to taste.

The old lady would put the segment in her mouth and retort, “why do you complain, it is so sweet,” but by then the man would have gone off.
His wife wondered on this daily act of her husband and asked him about his charade.
He smiled, “the old lady only sells sweet oranges but never eats them herself. This way I get her to eat one, without her having to spend and I feel good seeing her eat those.”
The vegetable vendor  next to the old lady, observed this daily happening and
one day chided her, “every time this man fusses over your oranges but you always weigh a few extra for him. Why?”
The old lady smiled, “I know he does this to feed me an orange, only, he thinks I don’t understand. I never weigh extra. His love tilts the scale slightly every time.”

One should also learn the art of giving and sharing. There is no pleasure more than seeing others happy by a simple kind act of ours. Life’s joys are in these sweet little gestures of love and respect for our fellow beings. And in giving, not usurping. Not in money.


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