Good news or bad news?
It depends on how you see things. You can be bitter after being cheated. Or you can choose to move on with your life…
Robert De Vincenzo, the great Argentine golfer, once won a tournament and, after receiving the check and smiling for the cameras, he went to the clubhouse and prepared to leave. Sometime later, he walked alone to his car in the parking lot and was approached by a young woman.
She congratulated him on his victory and then told him that her child was seriously ill and near death. She did not know how she could pay the doctor’s bills and hospital expenses.
De Vincenzo was touched by her story, and he took out a pen and endorsed his winning check for payment to the woman. “Make some good days for the baby,” he said as he pressed the check into her hand.
The next week he was having lunch in a country club when a Professional Golf Association official came to his table. “Some of the boys in the parking lot last week told me you met a young woman there after you won that tournament.” De Vincenzo nodded. “Well,” said the official, “I have news for you. She’s a phony. She has no sick baby. She’s not even married. She fleeced you, my friend.”
“You mean there is no baby who is dying?” said De Vincenzo.
“That’s right,” said the official.
“That’s the best good news I’ve heard all week.” De Vincenzo said.
When we learn that life is not all about us, our whole outlook on life changes and what a glorious gift it is. Enjoy this holiday season – keep your cool despite those who may be rude or pushy. Keep smiling and press on!
“What happens when people open their hearts?”…”They get better.” ― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
Be Kind to those you meet
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou
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Thanks for the share, WK!