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“37th story”

First published: May.03.2018

 

Once a friend, who is a successful pediatric Doctor was sharing an effective memory of his.

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He said;

I was coming out of a bank very happy because I had just deposited a great amount of money out of my hard work.

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In those days, there were no cell phones to make a phone call while you were out, you had to use public phones.

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I didn’t have any change so I decided to get some change from the guy who had a little shop on the street. A not-so-big cloth was spread on the ground with some batteries and other small things.

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I really didn’t need any of those things so I approached him and said: “Sorry, can I get some change please, I need to make a phone call,” and showed him my bill.

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He smiled and gave me a coin from a separate jar and said: “No need to pay me, these coins are here for people who need to make a phone call. Just say ‘God bless.’”

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Then I saw some other people taking coins from his jar and saying “God bless” and then going to the phone booth.

I asked the battery seller: “How much do you make to be able to donate this much money every day?!!”

He smiled and said: “I make $200 or more, and every day I put $50 in the change jar. I’ve seen many people who’ve had to make a phone call and didn’t have a change, so I decided to make this donation and help others this way. I make good money. I have enough to help others.”

I was so ashamed. I was embarrassed. This guy was making a little money and was donating one forth of it every single day, and I was making a fortune and had never done anything good for others.

I had to do something. His pure soul changed me.

From that day on I asked my in-need patients to pay me with a “God bless”.

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What a great feeling and what a happy life I have had since.

GOD BLESS you my friend for teaching me how rich you were and how poor I was.

 

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Categories: bedtime story, fable, fiction, folk tale, parable, Storytelling, taleTags: , ,

179 comments

  1. what a wonderful story. 🙂

    Liked by 12 people

  2. Beautiful story Laleh! ❤️ The happiness we get from helping others is different from making good money or having a nice holiday. It’s deeper and more heartfelt. Sometimes very touching. This is how I’ve felt and experienced.

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  3. Wonderful story and beautiful gesture. Yesterday only I was exploring my site to search your blog as I thought might have missed any story shared by you and today here it is!! God bless you and make us equally blessed by reading your motivated stories

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  4. Beautiful story. Love it. A great meaning for who is truly wealthy in life.

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  5. That is an absolutely beautiful moral, and helps one to feel so much less cynical.

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  6. great story telling and powerful message, thanks Laleh 😉

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  7. A fine story with an excellent moral

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  8. God bless you laleh remarkable story I enjoyed and learned.

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  9. Your story illustrates quite beautifully that true wealth is so much more than money or possessions. The two words “God Bless” are a gift that can be given and received. Thank-you for another story that reminds us of the things that matter most.

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  10. Heart warming story. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I believe I will put that into practice! Instead of a type of payment or reimbursement I will ask for a God Bless You instead.

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  12. What a beautiful story with great massage 😊

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  13. Your stories always touch my heart ❤

    Liked by 6 people

  14. I like your story especially because “your” God does not have a name. Therefore it can be accepted by anyone all over the world. I personally think that there is just one God, only his name differs depending on the religion. Being good for others is so much more important than fighting for “the honour of God”.

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  15. Wonderful story

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  16. Wonderful story

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  17. This is beautiful, what a lovely story

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  18. What a wonderful life lesson. Great story!

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  19. Amen! Beautiful story indeed! God bless you my dearest! Love you ❤

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  20. Oh my this is such a wonderful story and parable for life! It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you.

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  21. such a humbled man, I have often experienced that people who have very little are most generous.

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  22. A lovely story, and I’m the old friendly local plumber here, generous with my time and money, always my pleasure to be of service.

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  23. What a wonderful story and a great example to follow. 🌼

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  24. Most people on this planet are POOR because few have been taught what truly enriches lives. Money is certainly necessary to pay essential bills; material possessions certainly accentuate a state of existence, but PURPOSE and MEANING in life creates PASSION and FULFILLMENT.

    All of us have heard these words; few of us have applied them to help make our lives complete. For so many, simply surviving another day of stress and anxiety is an accomplishment. It doesn’t have to be this way!

    Great story to share. Thank you.

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  25. Heart touching story…
    I must say, you are a very good story teller, you convey such huge messages is a very simplistic way😍❤

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  26. Nice thoughts here, quite uplifting. On thing, though, don’t think 15+ tags/categories allows you to feature on WordPress. I generally don’t go much above 10 combined.

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  27. Hey Laleh, Namaste 🙂

    Yet another enriching story to nourish and feed a human heart with all it needs to feel contented and at peace. Thank you for sharing your treasure so freely.

    Hoping all is well wherever you be. Enjoy a wonderful weekend. Take care of one and all.

    Love and be Loved. Namaste 🙂

    DN

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  28. This has so much within this special story! I believe in blessing my friends and praying for my enemies. Thank you for this positive message, Laleh. ❤️xo 😘

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  29. Great story. Those who have the least are often the most generous.

    Minor edit– He said, “I was coming

    A comma should follow a verb for introducing dialogue.

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  30. Beautiful story! thank you for this blessing.

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  31. Reblogging to sister site “Timeless Wisdoms”

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  32. Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    More from the lovely Laleh 😉 x

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  33. Dear Laleh, My late, dear mother,’s name was Lila – so similar to yours. She was a lovely lady, as it seems are you! What a beautiful gesture and story. I am a Humanist and believe in good not bad, but respect others point of view and beliefs. Here’s to peace and a caring humanity. x .

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  34. How lovely! This story touched my heart! “God Bless” @v@ ❤

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  35. Such a beautiful and heartwarming story.

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  36. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    A wonderful story from A Voice from Iran.. recommended by Jack Eason on his blog… a lesson for us all.

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  37. What a lovely, heart-warming story. 🙂

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  38. This is so touching!! If only more people would learn this. How in giving, we receive so much! Bless you!

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  39. What a beautiful story!

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  40. This was truly amazing, loved it!

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  41. What a good and warmperson

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  42. A truly heartwarming story. Thank you for sharing.

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  43. Your story make me cry…..

    Can i post it in my blog in my language report you as sourch???????

    Liked by 5 people

  44. Great lesson from a simple story.

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  45. I just got your book, Laleh. Am really looking forward to reading it! ❤

    Liked by 4 people

  46. This is beautiful 😍 A great lesson for life! 🙏

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  47. Subhanallah. May Allah swt be always merciful on that doctor. Ameen
    Thank you for sharing, dear Laleh.

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  48. Love it! One fourth going forth… instead of ALL as I have been doing. Gotta pay myself. Who supports the supporter? Love that I get both sides of this story, and have been lic=vin ON both sides. Strange, how enlightenment works sometimes… always. Here’s to the reciprocal benefits of supporting myself as I move forth, paying the fourth rather than the All.

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  49. A wonderful and heartwarming story. You inspired me and made me smile 😀. We reap what we sow. Thank you for sharing. God Bless.

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  50. May Allah bless you. You are doing a beautiful work, dear sister. These are not just stories, they inspire and teach a lot and I am sure they must be impacting and transforming a lot of people.
    May Allah azza wa jall bless you for all your good deeds and grant you a good hereafter. Ameen.

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  51. Thank you 🙏for sharing your wonderful and inspiring post.

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  52. touching story teaching us all lessons for life. keep up the good work. Wonderful to have found a friend from Iran here. God bless you and thank you for visiting my blog.

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  53. Fantastic indeed,I think it’s a blessed post for all those who are fortunate enough to be able to read it.Thank you very much madam for sharing it .🌹👍🙏

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