Happiness With Seashells – Story

A 6 year-old boy was in the market with his 4 year-old sister. Suddenly the boy found that his sister was lagging behind.<>

He stopped and looked back. His sister was standing in front of a toy shop and was watching something with great interest.<>

The boy went back to her and asked, “Do you want something?”<>

The sister pointed at the doll. The boy held her hand and like a responsible elder brother, gave that doll to her. The sister was very very happy…<>

The shopkeeper was watching everything and getting amused to see the matured behaviour of the boy…<>

Now the boy came to the counter and asked the shopkeeper, “What is the cost of this doll, Sir?!”<>

The shopkeeper was a cool man and had experienced the odds of life. So he asked the boy with a lot of love & affection, “Well, What can you pay?”<>

The boy took out all the shells that he had collected from sea shore, from his pocket and gave them to the shopkeeper. <>

The shopkeeper took the shells and started counting as if he were counting the currency.<>

Then he looked at the boy. The boy asked him worriedly, “Is it less?”<>

The shopkeeper said, “No, No… These are more than the cost. So I will return the remaining.”<>

Saying so, he kept only 4 shells with him and returned the remaining. <>

The boy, very happily kept those shells back in his pocket and went away with his sister.<>

A servant in that shop got very surprised watching all these. He asked his master, <>“Sir ! You gave away such a costly doll just for 4 shells ???”<>

The shopkeeper said with a smile, “Well, for us these are mere shells. But for that boy, these shells are very precious. <>

And at this age he does not understand what money is, but when he will grow up, he definitely will.<>

And when he would remember that he purchased a doll with the Shells instead of Money, he will remember me and think that world is full of Good people. <>

It will help him develop a positive attitude and he too in turn will feel motivated to be Good.”<>

Whatever emotion you infuse into the world, it will further spread. If you do good, goodness will spread. If you do bad, negativity will spread.<>

Realize you are a very powerful source of energy. Your good or bad will come back to you magnified. <>

Not in the ways you want it, and probably not in the ways you can understand it. But it will come back.<>

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