Together they did this, then hid themselves behind a bush. Soon the old man returned for his shoes. He put one foot into a shoe, then quickly removed it to see what was causing the discomfort. Finding the dollar, he examined it closely, then looked about to see who might have put it in his shoe. There was no one around, so he started to put on his other shoe and, to his amazement, found a dollar in it, too. Overwhelmed, he looked up toward Heaven and thanked God aloud for this unexpected gift.
The student was deeply moved by what he had witnessed. “Now,” said the professor, “is not the treat better than the trick?”
Doing for others carries with it its own reward. Real happiness lies in making others happy.
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