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True Meaning of Love|معنای واقعی عشق


There lived a very poor old couple.

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One day, when they were sitting together the old lady said: “I wish you could buy me a comb, so I could comb my hair.

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It is very hard to keep my long hair neat without combing it. It is very messy and doesn’t look good at all.”

The old man sighed loudly and replied: “My dear, I am so sorry that I was not able to buy you a comb. I don’t even have money to buy a wrist band for my watch. It’s been ripped for a long time.”

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The old woman smiled and kept quiet.

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That night the couple stayed silent for a long time and didn’t sleep well.

The next day after work the old man took his watch to several shops to sell.

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Thrift stores rejected him and said that it didn’t worth a penny. He begged the last thrift store to at least exchange it with a comb.

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The store manager felt bad and agreed to exchange the worthless watch for a comb. He got the comb for his wife and walked home happily.

When he got home and wanted to hand the comb to his wife, he saw her with very short hair. He got shocked and said: “I loved your long hair, why did you cut it?”

and she said: “I sold my hair and bought a wrist band for your watch.”

 

 

 

 

 

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164 comments

  1. Thank you! I loved this story.

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  2. Aww, that’s a very sweet story.😊

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  3. Heart warming ❤

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  4. What a lovely emotional story! 💗💗

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  5. ……….unselfish love……….brings tears to my eyes

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  6. What a beautiful love story ❤

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  7. When love demands giving all that we have.

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  8. Your story is very wise, dear Laleh, as the true love means true sacrifice.

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  9. A beautiful heart warming story of true unselfish love. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”- Aristotle. Thank-you!

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  10. An extra ordinary love 😀✌❤👍

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  11. I’m always tounched by your stories Laleh. This one is no exception ❤️

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  12. That’s such a touching story 😊 so beautiful

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  13. just like the O. Henry Christmas story. 🙂

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  14. You are really an amazing storyteller and writer, Laleh! Thank you for another great story! Michael 😉

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  15. One of my lifetime favorites! ❤️🎶❤️

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  16. Lovely. Brought a smile to my face.

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  17. Well I must say, your story has made my eyes water. Love is so beautiful isn’t it? So unselfish ? Love is always about the other person and not ourselves.
    Thank you Laleh for sharing your adorable story. You are so lovely !
    💙💖💚

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  18. A beautiful and tender story, where there are …
    It is extraordinary!
    Congratulations…
    Greetings,

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  19. Hey Laleh, Namaste 🙂

    So tender is the heart when in love! 🙂 Should we all be so lucky to experience love at least once in our lifetime.

    A beautiful story, thank you Laleh.

    Hoping all is well. Have a great weekend.

    Namaste 🙂

    DN

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  20. So sad but this is what love means. Beautiful story 🙏🏻

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  21. wonderful and so touching! loved it,Mam!

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  22. I’ve heard this story before, but it still brings tears to my eyes. It’s a true love story 💗

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  23. Touching…thanks for sharing… 🙂

    “Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.” Felix Adler

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  24. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    TOUCHE’—SOMETIMES IT IS BETTER—TO KNOW WHAT THE OTHER IS DOING…OUT OF LOVE!

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  25. This story was told in America as “The Gift of the Magi” by the short story writer O. Henry. It’s a classic.

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  26. An old and sweet story that tells you that love is greater than anything in the world.

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  27. “Gift of the Magi.” Except in the story the couple are quite young.😘

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  28. Love is a truly splendid thing! Great story, dear! ❤️

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  29. Putting the other first is one of the secrets of success in marriage. Reblogged.

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  30. Only the poor can appreciate true giving.

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  31. So beautiful story!!! Have a nice day!!! Wish love for all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    Another tale with a message from Laleh. 😉

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  33. That ‘teared’ me up…Lovely.Thank you Laleh. xx

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  34. A poem for you:

    AND NOW…
    An ethereal curtain rises,
    a feathered chorus orchestrates –
    enter Spring: her grand debut,
    veiled by dew-dropped, cob-webbed lace.

    Crowned with gold forsythia;
    yellow trumpets show respect:
    earth’s treasure-chest is opening –
    all creatures genuflect.

    Each Spring I have a love affair,
    wonder at her yearly flair,
    and at her feet I leave a prayer
    for all the beauty dwelling there.

    Love
    Joy x .

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  35. You are most welcome. I can send more! Funny ones too.. xx .

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  36. E’ l’abbraccio d’amore.

    Like

  37. This story is extraordinarily like The Gift of the Magi by O’Henry.

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  38. This love exist… not everyday you see it or hear about it but it’s there.

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  39. True love knows no bounds when both people have the best intentions for each other to express their love. Thanks Laleh !!

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  40. Love–that’s what it’s all about! ❤ xo

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  41. Wat ee mooi verhaal en een staaltje van echte liefde

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  42. This lovely tale comes from a short story by O. Henry titled “The Gift of the Magi”. It’s been a favorite of mine for many, many years. Nice to see it here, along with the great photos!

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  43. Reblogged this on Tourism Observer.

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  44. Nice story to tell

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  45. This one of my favorite stories. Thank you for sharing 💕

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