With the car parked on the road, I got on to the bus. But seeing the crowd inside, I was upset. There was no place to sit. Just then, a person vacated his seat.The man next to the vacant seat could easily sit there, instead he offered the seat to me.

 

At the next stop, the same thing happened again. He gave his seat to another. This happened four times during the entire journey. The man looked like a  normal worker, returning home after a long day at work.

 

At the last stop when all of us got off, I spoke to him. 

 

“Why were you giving your seat to another person every time to got a vacant seat?”

 

His answer took me by surprise.

“I haven’t studied much in my life nor do I know many things. I don’t have much money either. So I don’t have anything to give to anyone. That’s why I do this everyday. It is something I can do easily.” 

 

“After working all day I can stand for a little longer. I gave my seat to you and you said thank you. It gave me satisfaction that I did something for someone. I do this daily & feel I am contributing to the best of my abilities. I go back home refreshed & happy every day that I gave something to someone. That’s the reason I do this every day.”

 

 I was speechless!

 

Wanting to do something for someone completely unknown & on a daily basis is the ultimate gift.

 

This stranger taught me a lot today – How easy it is to be rich from within ? 

 

Help is very expensive because there are very few people who are rich in mind.

Beautiful clothes, lots of money in your bank account, the most expensive gadgets, accessories & luxuries or even your educational degrees – may or may not make you rich and happy; but a small act of giving is enough to make you feel rich & Happy everyday.