Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wise Woman's Stone...

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.
"I've been thinking," he said, "I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone." 
"The Wise Woman's Stone" 
 Author Unknown

This sweet story touches my heart deeply with understanding... I hope it's wisdom will grace your day, too.


d e l i g h t said...

A beautiful thought!!! I love it!

Birdie said...

Oh my! This is truly a wonderful story Karen! Thank you so much for sharing! Much much love to you!!

Estelle said...

I really appreciate this gift of generosity. It's a good reminder for me when I get caught up in thinking I don't have enough. The truth is, I will always have enough to share. Thanks for that reminder.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Such a beautiful story Karen! If only we all lived by this woman's principals and compassion. Thank you for sharing this with us!
Maura :)

Anonymous said...

Love your inspirations and photos...I hope we can get together soon. xo L

Kate said...

I LOVE this! I want to print it out and carry it with me so that I remember to be that kind of woman.

Red Rose Alley said...

What a beautiful story. I want to remember it. I'm so glad I found your blog, as it is filled with peace and makes me smile.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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