Sunday, January 13, 2013

< RM > story - The Man Who Had Plenty

The Man Who Had Plenty

Once there was a family that was not rich
and not poor. They lived in Ohio in a small
country house. One night they all sat down
for dinner, and there was a knock at the door.
The father went to the door and opened it.
There stood an old man in tattered
clothes, with ripped pants and missing but-
tons. He was carrying a basket full of veg-
etables. He asked the family if they wanted
to buy some vegetables from him. They
quickly did because they wanted him to
Over time, the family and the old man
became friends.
The man brought vegetables to the family
every week. They soon found out that he was
almost blind and had cataracts on his eyes.
But he was so friendly that they learned to
look forward to his visits and started to enjoy
his company.
One day as he was delivering the vegeta-
bles, he said, "I had the greatest blessing
yesterday! I found a basket of clothes out-
side my house that someone had left for
The family, knowing that he needed
clothes, said, "How wonderful!"
The old blind man said, "The most won-
derful part is that I found a family that real-
ly needed the clothes."

No comments: