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There lived a very rich man with his wife in a town. The rich couple didn’t have any children and lived alone with all their fortune in a big castle.

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The rich man didn’t spend a penny on the poor, making everyone in the town despise him so deeply.

There lived a generous butcher in the town who donated huge amounts of meat weekly to the people in need. People of the town loved him and respected him so dearly.

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So many times, people pointed out the butcher’s bigheartedness to the rich man but he ignored them.

The grocery store also donated free commodities to deprived people.

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Owners of shoe stores, clothing stores, school supply stores and many more didn’t charge if they felt that the customer was underprivileged.

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There was a small medical center in town that treated deprived patients for free and gave them free medicine.

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The rich man didn’t learn from all these generosities and continued living selfishly as he always did. People always anathematized him.

The rich man got sick for a few days and passed away beside his only member of the family, his wife.

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No one came to his funeral except the butcher, grocery guy, and all the store owners and heads of the town. People were mad and said the rich guy didn’t deserve a funeral.

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The wife was so sad and couldn’t live in the big castle alone, so she sold everything and moved to a big city.

From that day on, there was no more meat for the butcher to give for free, the poor no longer received free groceries, no patient got free treatment, no poor kid wore new shoes and clothes, for the rich man and woman were behind all of the generosities.

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110 comments

  1. Always such beautiful stories. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  2. wow very clever lesson … anonymous acts of kindness are the best!

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  3. I really love and enjoy your fantastic stories and this one was no exception. 🌹🌸 💗

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  4. One must never take people and things at face value then.

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  5. What a beautiful story and takeaway 😊

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  6. Wow that’s a very meaningful story. It has such depth.

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  7. Aha! We are too quick to judge those who are quiet. Lovely message.

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  8. So touching.. Loved it.. ❤

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  9. Remarkable story, Ioved it . it’s not always nice to judge others. You have to be satisfied by heart. Good enough that God sees every thing.

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  10. “Generosity consists not of the sum given, but the manner in which it is bestowed.” – Mahatma Gandhi. Though unjustly vilified, the rich man continued his quiet benevolence…true generosity. Although, the rather sad ending gives pause to ponder the what ifs. Thank-you!

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  11. Clever story and great message…..we should not judge without knowing and not let ourself being bought by the obvious or what it looks like.

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  12. love this story and its lesson………….people are too quick to judge others but what they perceive to be the truth.

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  13. Beautiful story and it reflects the true meaning and essence of generosity ☺️💕👍🏼👏🏻

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  14. For me, the rich couple symbolizes Nature that gives freely without need for praise or gratitude. When Nature dies, we all die.

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  15. Wowwww! What a story and message behind it! Well done my dearest! Much love! Xxoo 🙂

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  16. AH! Anonymous generosity. That is a nice twist at the ending.

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  17. Yes, I liked the twist at the end too…great story about generosity, Laleh!

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  18. A beautifully told story Laleh, and yes silence can be golden…..

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  19. Wow loved the story. (As I do all your stories thus far😀). Talk about judgemental people in the town. It shows the wicked heart.
    Take care lovely
    💜💛💚

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  20. The Bible says” “do not tell your right hand what your left hand is doing”. If you can practice it in your life, you are a special person.

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  21. A good tale. We don’t always know what’s going on behind the scenes.

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  22. The generous man did not receive the reward during his lifetime. He helped in hiding, noble.

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  23. An unexpected ending. Well done.

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  24. What a beautiful story! We must not judge others based on what we see.

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  25. I didn’t see that coming!

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  26. They expected a direct help from the rich man. Haha! Good story Lale

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  27. Great story…

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  28. Your story gave me goose-bumps and brought tears to my eyes. Tears are commonplace, but goose-bumps are an indication that I am in the spiritual presence of a woman of wisdom, and a great storyteller.

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  29. Mooi verhaal met wijze les dat men niet te gauw moet oordelen want dat niet iedereen uitpakt met wat hij doet.

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  30. Wonderful again Laleh! The story teachtes a lot. We should always try to look behind the scene. 😉 Michael

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  31. That is a perfect lesson against judgement without knowing the facts. Thank you!

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  32. Dava e non riceveva, il suo cuore era grande ed umile allo stesso tempo.

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  33. Laleh, this is such a beautiful story with an unexpected ending which tells
    the true way of giving.
    ~ miriam

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  34. Wow…. Marvelous story 👏. Just exactly as true giver…. Giving without letting the world know that he gives out… But its within his heart and the only one (GOD) who can see his heart.

    Lovely reads you’ve got 🌸❤

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  35. Wonderfully thought-provoking story!

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  36. You always have the best lessons in your stories. These are so lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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