I remember when I was about 8 years old, my father died.  When my mother’s birthday arrived, I only had 56 cents in my savings box. I went to our local drug store to purchase a birthday gift for her.

I could not find anything for my 56 cents.  The pharmacist noticed I was upset. He asked: “what was I trying to purchase with my money?”  I told him about my mother’s birthday and that I did not have enough money for the 99 cents bottle of perfume that I saw in the display case.

He thought for a moment and then said to me:  “You are very lucky, that perfume just went on sale for 56 cents.”  I thought I was lucky indeed. I never thought of that incident until I started to write these Life Lessons.  I was lucky– and that pharmacist was even luckier.

Due to his generosity,  he made both my mother and I very happy, as well as doing a good deed.  I think all of us should follow his example.

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