In a telephone interview, the radio presenter asked his guest, a millionaire, “What has made you happiest in life?”
The millionaire said:
I have gone through four stages of happiness in life, and I understood the meaning of true happiness. The first stage was to accumulate wealth and means. Although at this stage, I did not get the happiness I wanted.
Then came the second stage of collecting valuables and items. However, I realised that the effect of this thing is also temporary, and the lustre of valuable things does not last long.
Then came the third stage of getting enormous projects. Like buying a football team, buying a tourist resort, etc. Nonetheless, even here, I did not get the happiness I had imagined.
The fourth time, a friend of mine asked me to buy a wheelchair for some disabled children.
At the friend’s request, I bought wheelchairs. Nevertheless, the friend insisted that I go with him and hand over the wheelchairs to the children. I got ready and went with him.
There I gave these chairs to these children with my own hands. I saw the strange glow of happiness on the faces of these children. I saw them all sitting in wheelchairs, moving around and having fun. It was as if they had arrived at a picnic spot.
I felt genuine joy when I left and one kid grabbed my legs. I tried to free my legs, but the child stared at my face and gripped my legs.
I bent down and asked the child: Do you need something else?
The answer that this child gave me not only made me happy but also changed my life.
This child said: “I want to remember your face so that when I meet you in heaven, I will recognise you and thank you once again,”
What would you be remembered for after you leave that office or place?
Will anyone desire to see your face again where it all matters?
This got me thinking. I pray it does the same to the readers.
Have a great week ahead!
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