Posted by: Ken Homer | April 16, 2008

The Wise Woman’s Stone

 

The Wise Woman’s Stone

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains 
found a precious stone in a stream. 
The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, 
and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. 
The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and 
asked the woman to give it to him. 
She did so without hesitation. 

The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. 
He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. 
But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.

“I’ve been thinking,” he said, 
“I know how valuable the stone is, 
but I give it back in the hope that you can 
give me something even more precious. 

Give me what you have within you that 
enabled you to give me the stone.” 

 

~ Author Unknown

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  1. By this gift, two were of cheer. Thus happiness blossoms amid a cup shared and not within the cupboard.

  2. […] original poster […]


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