The Poor Man’s Wealth
Raymond and Desmond were neighbours. Raymond was a poor farmer. Desmond was a landlord.
Raymond used to be very relaxed and happy. He never bothered to close the doors and windows of his house at night. He had deep sound sleeps. Although he had no money he was peaceful.
Desmond used to be very tense always. He was very keen to close the doors and windows of his house at night. He could not sleep well. He was always bothered that someone might break open his safes and steal away his money. He envied the peaceful Raymond.
One day, Desmond call Raymond and gave him a boxful of cash saying, “Look my dear friend. I am blessed with plenty of wealth. I find you in poverty. So, take this cash and live in prosperity.”
Raymond was overwhelmingly happy. He was joyful throughout the day. Night came. Raymond went to bed as usual. But, today, he could not sleep. He went and closed the doors and windows. He still could not sleep. He began to keep on looking at the box of cash. The whole night he was disturbed.
As soon as day broke, Raymond took the box of cash to Desmond. He gave away the box to Desmond saying, “Dear Friend, I am poor. But, your money took away peace from me. Please bear with me and take back your money.”
Moral: Money can not get everything. Learn to be satisfied with what you have and you will always be happy.