Bill Gates & the Newpaper Vendor Who Refused His Help ! therichest.com.ng
Back when Bill Gate was the richest man on earth, someon asked him ” Is there anyone richer than you in the world”?
Bill Gate replied ” Yes there’s a person who is richer than me. It was when I wasn’t rich or famous. I was at the New York airport and I saw a newspaper vendor.
” I wanted to buy one newspaper and I realized I didn’t have change. So, I left the idea of buying and returned it to the vendor. I told him of not having the change.
“The vendor said ‘I’m giving you this for free’, on this insistence I took the newspaper”
“Coincidentally, after two to three months, I landed on the same airport and again I was short of change to buy a newspaper. The vendor offered me the newspaper again. I refused and said I can’t take it as I don’t have change today too.
” He said, ‘you can take it, I’m sharing this from my profit. I won’t be at loss’. I took the newspaper.
“After 19years, I became famous and known by people. Suddenly I remembered that vendor. I began searching for him. After one and half month, I found him.
“I asked him, ‘do you know me’? He said, ‘Yes, you’re Bill Gate’.
” I asked him again, ‘Do you remember once you gave me newspapers for me?’ The vendor said, ‘Yes I remember, I gave you twice’.
“I said, ‘I want to repay that help you offered me that time. Whatever you want in life, tell me, I shall fulfill it’.
” He said, ‘Sir, don’t you think by doing so, you won’t be able to match my help?’
“I asked, ‘why?. He said ‘I helped you when I was a poor newspaper vendor but you are trying to help me now when you have become richest man in the world, how can your help match mine?
” That day, I realized the newspaper vendor was richer than I am. Because he didn’t wait to become rich to help someone”
“People need to understand that the truly rich are those who possess a rich heart rather than lots of money. Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world, no matter what you look like” Desire to be a giver rather than collecting all the time, Shalom.
this story is unconfirmed but you can peer into the window of its soul if you open the gates of your heart , that may pay your bills today with a smile !
culled from retwtr.com