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The Story Of The Wise Woman
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The Story Of the Wise Woman

Here is some motivation to let you think about what lies within you. You are more than what you have or what others can see. Be motivated by the story of the wise woman, to help others along your path of life. Don't let them get away with only what they can see, offer what you have inside. I am not sure where this story originates from but it should inspire you to achieve and gain more that material objects.

The Story of the Wise Woman

There once was a wise woman, traveling across the country, through valleys and mountains. One day, while traveling through a forest, she came across a precious gemstone in a shallow stream, where she crossed a river. A few days later, another traveler crossed her path. The traveler was hungry, so the woman took her bag, opened it and shared her food with the traveler.

At this point, the hungry traveler noticed that the woman had a precious stone. Knowing that it was very valuable, he suggested to the woman that she give him the precious stone! She did so without hesitating - the wise woman gave it to him! After sharing in the meal, the traveler then left, celebrating his recently acquired wealth. He knew that the gem was worth a lot, enough to last him a lifetime.

However, a some time later, the traveler returned to the area to look for the woman that gave him the precious stone. After searching for long, he eventually found her! So, he said to the woman, 'I've been thinking. This stone is very valuable but I am here to return it to you!'

'Why?', replied the wise woman. "Well..." said the traveler, "I would like to give it back to you in the hopes that you will give me something else in return, something that has even more value to me!" He added: "I want what you have inside of you, that enabled you to give me this stone!"

Conclusion

We all know (or should at least) that material things are simply that, material objects. These are things that can be bought, for a price - stuff that can be replaced at a cost. What cannot be bought however, are things such as love, courage, forgiveness, kindness and of course, charity and generosity. Sometimes it's not the wealth that you have that others need, it's more than that - it's what you have inside!

I hope this story of the wise woman motivates you to reach out your hand and offer what cannot be bought. After all, we all possess the ability! It's only a matter of time that your 'precious stone' becomes worthless...


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