On the way to Enlightenment we most learn how to deal with everyday matters in a compassionated way...

En el camino de la Iluminación debemos aprender como lidiar con los asuntos diarios de una forma compasiva

Monday, May 16, 2011

A beautiful Story


A  farmer had some puppies he needed to  sell. He painted a sign advertising the  4 pups and set about nailing it to a  post on the edge of his  yard. As he was  driving the last nail into the post, he felt  a tug on his overalls. He looked  down into the eyes of a little  boy.

"Mister," he said, "I want to buy  one of your puppies."

"Well,"  said the farmer, as he rubbed the  sweat off the back of his neck, "These  puppies come from fine parents and cost  a good deal of money."

The boy dropped  his head for a moment. Then  reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out  a handful of change and held it up to  the farmer.

"I've got thirty-nine  cents. Is that  enough to take a look?"

"Sure," said the  farmer. And with  that he let out a whistle. "Here, Dolly!" he  called.

Out from the doghouse and down  the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little  balls of fur.

The little boy pressed his  face against the chain link  fence. His eyes  danced with delight. As the  dogs made their way to the  fence, the  little boy noticed something else stirring  inside the doghouse.

Slowly another  little ball appeared, this one noticeably  smaller. Down the  ramp it slid. Then in a  somewhat awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to  catch up...

"I want that one," the little  boy said, pointing to  the runt. The  farmer knelt down at the boy's side and  said, "Son, you don't want that  puppy. He will  never be able to run and play with you like  these other dogs would."

With that the  little boy stepped back from the  fence, reached down, and began rolling  up one leg of his trousers.

In doing  so he revealed a steel brace running  down both sides of his leg attaching  itself to a specially made shoe.

Looking  back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I  don't run too well myself, and he will need  someone who understands."

With tears in  his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up  the little pup.

Holding  it carefully he handed it to the little  boy.

"How much?" asked the little boy...  "No charge," answered the farmer,  "There's no charge for love."

The world  is full of people who need someone  who understands.

It's National  Friendship Week. Let's make it an International week, should we?

Show your friends how  much you care. Share this to everyone you  consider a FRIEND, as well as those who  WERE!!!


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