Friday, January 09, 2009

Thoughtfulness and generosity

Here's a Gandhi story I had not come across before. It is quite thought-provoking, actually:
As Gandhi stepped aboard a train one day, one of his shoes slipped off and landed on the track. He was unable to retrieve it as the train was moving. To the amazement of his companions, Gandhi calmly took off his other shoe and threw it back along the track to land close to the first. Asked by a fellow passenger why he did so, Gandhi smiled. "The poor man who finds the shoes lying on the track," he replied, "will now have a pair he can use."


  1. I love this! Thank you.

  2. Hehe. That sounds like Gandhi. By the way, your(?) cats are really photogenic...

  3. Thanks, Miss Attica. It DOES sound like Gandhi, doesnt it?

    Actually, although I do blog my own cats sometimes on Fridays (I have three), lately I've been using public domain pictures off of Wikimedia Commons for variety. I look for the really good ones!


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