EVERYONE IS FIGHTING A BATTLE

Stumbled on this and thought I should share
“My boss drove a luxury car everyday and it was my duty to
greet him and to open the gates for him, as I worked as a
watchman in his villa. But he never responded back to my
greetings.
One day he saw me opening the garbage bags outside the villa
in search for any leftover food. But, as usual he never even
looked at me, it was like as if he never saw anything!
The very next day I saw a paper bag at the same place, but it
was clean and the food inside was covered well. It was fresh
and good food like someone had just brought it from the
supermarket. I didn’t bother as to where it came from, I just
took the paper bag and I was so happy about it.
Every day I found this paper bag at the same place with fresh
vegetables and all that we needed for home. This became my
daily routine. I was eating and sharing this food with my wife
and kids. I was wondering who this fool could be?! To forget
his paper bag full of fresh food everyday.
One day there was a big problem in the villa and I was told
that my boss has died. There were too many guests coming
to the villa that day and I didn’t get any food that day, so I
thought that one of the guests must have taken it. But the
same thing happened the 2nd day, the 3rd day and the 4th
day.
It went on like this for a few weeks and I found it difficult to
provide food for my family, so I decided to ask the wife of my
boss for a raise in my salary or else I would quit my job as a
watchman.
After I told her, she was shocked, and asked me, how come
you never complained about your salary for the last 2 years?
And why is this salary not enough for you now? I gave her so
many excuses but she was never convinced!
Finally in the end, I decided to tell her the truth, I told her the
entire story of the bag of groceries, and as to how it was my
daily provision. She then asked me as to when this stopped? I
told her after the death of her husband. And then I realized
that I stopped seeing the paper bag immediately after the
death of my boss. Why didn’t I ever think of this before? That
it was my boss who was providing this for me? I guess it was
because I never thought that a person who never replied to my
greetings could ever be this generous!
His wife started to cry and I told her to please stop crying and
that I’m really sorry that I asked for a raise, I didn’t know that
it was your husband who was providing me with the meals,
I’ll remain as a watchman and be happy to provide my
service.
His wife told me, I’m crying because I’ve finally found the 7th
person my husband was giving this bag full of food. I knew
my husband was giving 7 people everyday, I had already
found the 6 people, and all these days I was searching for the
7th person. And today I found out.
From that day onwards, I started to receive the bag full of
food again, but this time his son was bringing it to my house
and giving it to my hand. But whenever I thanked him, he
never replied! Just like his dad!
One day, I told him THANK YOU in a very loud voice! He
replied back to me to please not be offended when he doesn’t
reply, because he has a hearing problem, just like his dad!”
Oh! We have been wrong so many times judging others
without knowing the true story behind their actions. Be kind
and courteous in dealing with others, for everyone is fighting a
hard battle. Be careful, not everything is about you. Before you
assume, there is this thing called ASKING.
Don’t just jump to conclusion, because that is truly not an
exercise, it may cause you more harm at the end of the day.
Many of our problems are caused by how we process what
happens around us. Don’t judge a situation you have never
been in. Be humble enough to learn. You do not know it all.
Lets change the way we feel about ourselves and others.
There are two sides to a story. Don’t believe everything you
hear.
Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing
about.
Take care n God bless you

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