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.