Good Deeds

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Let me share this story with you as it also reminds me of the movie  “Good Deeds”.

There is only one thing that has no substitute; that is gratitude and it is the greatest of all attitudes. It is a good seed; start sowing it now and reap a harvest of amazing returns.

“…they that sow in tears shall reap in joy..”

The Evil you do…

A woman baked bread for members of her family and an extra one for a hungry
passerby. She kept the extra Bread on the
window sill, for whosoever would take it away.
Every day, a hunchback came and
took away the Bread.

Instead of expressing gratitude, he muttered the following words as he went his way:
” The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!”
This went on, day after day. Every day, the hunchback came, picked up the bread and uttered the words: “The evil you do, remains with
you: The good you do, comes back to you!”
The woman felt irritated. “Not a word of gratitude,” she said to herself… “Everyday this hunchback utters
this jingle! What does he mean?” One day, exasperated, she decided to do away with him. “I shall get rid of this hunchback,” she said. And what
did she do?
She added poison to the bread she prepared for him!
As she was about to keep it on the window sill, her hands trembled.
“What is this I am doing?” she said.
Immediately, she threw the Bread into the fire, prepared another one and kept it on the window sill.
As usual, the hunchback came,
picked up the Bread and muttered the words: ” The evil you do, remains with
you: The good you do, comes back to you!”
The hunchback proceeded on his
way, blissfully unaware of the war raging in the mind of the woman.

Every day, as the woman placed the Bread on the window sill, she offered a
prayer for her son who had gone to a distant place to seek
his fortune. For many months, she had no
news of him.. She prayed for his safe return. That evening, there was a knock
on the door. As she opened it, she was
surprised to find her son standing in the doorway. He had grown thin and lean. His garments were tattered and torn. He was hungry, starved and weak. As he saw his mother, he said, “Mom, it’s a miracle I’m here.
While I was but a mile away, I was so famished that I collapsed. I would have died, but just then an old hunchback passed by. I begged
of him for a morsel of food, and he was kind
enough to give me whole Bread.
As he gave it to me, he said, “This is what I eat everyday: today, I shall give it to you, for your need is greater than mine!” As the mother heard those
words, her face turned pale. She leaned against the door for support. She
remembered the poisoned bread that she had made that morning. Had she not burnt it in the fire, it would have been eaten by her own son, and he would have lost his life! It was then that she realized
the significance of the words:
“The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!”

Moral for the story: Do good and Don’t ever stop doing
good, even if it is not appreciated at that time.

“…Don’t be weary in doing good for in due season you shall reap if you faint not…”

 

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Bernard Kelvin Clive

A Lifestyle Entrepreneur, CEO of BKC Consulting, amazon bestselling author with fifteen published books. Hosts the #1 ranked Business & Career Podcast in Ghana and arguably the number one authority on Digital Publishing and Personal branding.

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