Paul got a car from his bigger brother as a Christmas present. On Christmas Eve, he saw a boy who was very interested in his bright new car and looking around the car when he came out from his office. The boy was not satisfied yet only by looking at the car and he again asked Paul that:
"Is this your car?" Paul nodded his head and "Yeah, my bigger brother gave it to me as a Christmas gift." and then the boy was very surprised.
"Oh, your bigger brother gave it to you free.. right? So, you don't have to spend even a cent?" and then the boy paused his sentence "If I can pray......." Paul was thinking what the boy will pray if he could pray. For sure, he will pray that he wants to get a bigger brother like his brother.
However, Paul was shocked when he heard the word from the boy. The boy said: "I really want to be a brother like your brother."
Paul gazed surprisingly at the boy. Then, he didn't know what happened with him and offered the boy to give a ride around the city. The boy accepted his offer happily. After a while Paul was driving around the city, the boy asked Paul to drive to his house. Paul was thinking why the boy's eyes were bright and enthusiastic; he thought the boy might want to boast his neighbors that he rides a new bright car. But, Paul was wrong again.
The boy asked him to stop in front of a house. He went up the house from the stairs. After a while, he came down slowly again with a small boy. The small boy who is his younger brother was asked to sit on stairs because he can't walk well. Then, the boy hugged tightly his younger brother and said enthusiastically:
"See? brother, This is the car that i said to you upstairs. He was given this car as a present from his bigger brother. He didn't have to spend a cent. Later, I will also buy this kind of car for you as a present. At that time, you can look around the beautiful decorations and stuff at Christmas showrooms."
Then, Paul came out from his car and took these two brothers into his car and visited around the city with his new bright car. He will never forget this experience with these two boys in his life. Especially, Paul got a lesson to learn. That is:
The happiness due to "giving" is much much more pleasant and peaceful than the taste of "getting."
[Reference: Chicken Soup for the Soul]