Parable about the opportunities that we often miss. There is a legend according to which God comes to each of us once in a lifetime.
And he can appear in any guise - a wet kitten, an old man, a beggar - and our fate will be depending on how we act in a minute of such a meeting ... And there is such a parable: There was a man in the world. And he had three dreams: to have a good job with a high salary, to marry a beautiful kind girl and ... to become known to the whole world.
During the life of many stories happened to him, we will tell about three of them: On a cold winter morning, a young man hurried for an interview in a well-known company. There were 5 minutes left before the meeting, and he still needed to run a quarter.
Suddenly, in front of him, an elderly man slipped and fell. Our hero looked at the man, decided that he was drunk and, without giving up his hands, ran on. Fortunately, he had time for an interview. Unfortunately, dreams did not take him to work. On a warm summer evening, a man walked around the city. Noticing a troupe of street performers, he stopped to enjoy the spectacle.
There were few spectators, but the play was fun and exciting. After the show was over, applause was heard and people began to disperse. Our man also turned back, but someone timidly touched his shoulder. It was the main character of the play, the old woman-clowness. She began to ask him about whether he liked the show, whether he was pleased with the actors. But the man did not want to lead the conversation and, in disgust, turning away, went home. One autumn rainy evening, a man hurried home from the date of a friend's birth.The day was hard, and he wanted to quickly take a bath and sleep in a warm soft bed. Suddenly he heard a muffled sob. It was a woman crying. She sat on a bench at the house of our hero.
She was alone, without an umbrella, and only the hood of the light jacket rescued her from the cold rain. Noticing our hero, she turned to him for help. Something happened to her family, and she really wanted to talk to someone heart to heart. The man thought, a bath and a bed appeared in front of his gaze, he muttered that he was terribly busy and hurried into the porch. The man lived an unhappy life. And he died. Going to heaven, the man met his guardian angel.
- You know, I lived a very miserable and worthless life. I had three dreams, but none of them came true. What a pity…
- Hmm ... My friend, I did everything to make all your dreams come true, but for this you only had to reach your hand, open your eyes and warm your heart.
- What are you talking about?
- Do you remember a man who fell on a slippery winter road? I will show you this picture now ... That person was the CEO of the company you wanted to get into. You were waiting for a dizzying career.All that was required of you was to give a hand.
Do you remember the old clown who, after a street performance, approached you with questions? It was a young beautiful actress who fell in love with you at first sight. You were waiting for a happy future, children, undying love. All that was required of you was to open your eyes. Do you remember a crying woman near your door? It was a rainy evening, she was soaking wet from rain and tears ... It was a famous writer. She was experiencing a family crisis and she really needed emotional support.
If you had helped her warm up in her apartment, listened and comforted, she would have written a book in which she would have told about this incident. The book would be famous throughout the world - and you along with it, since on the main page the author would indicate the name of the one who became the muse of this work. All that was required of you then was just a small spark of your heart. You were inattentive, my friend. The man sighed and walked along the moonlit path towards the star's distance ...
The happiness of others will make you happy.