【Benevolence under the New Year’s sunrise】
Four young people were driving to the Grand Canyon to watch the sunrise when their car had an abrupt breakdown early in the morning. It would take two hours for the roadside assistance to come to their aid. Without doubt, this trip to watch the first sunrise was ruined.
At that distressing moment, a van pulled over and two middle-aged guys asked if these young people need help.
After they heard the whole story, the driver said, “Your destination is just half an hour’s drive from here. You can make it if we quickly fetch you there.”
The young people were both amazed and grateful. Although declining the kind offer at first, they finally accepted the help with the driver’s persuasion “Let’s go! We feel like seeing today’s sunrise too. You can come back and wait for the roadside assistance after watching the sunrise.”
The first sunlight at Yavapai Point came out and shone throughout upon the splendid Grand Canyon as the sun rose gradually.
One young person asked the two guys “Why did you help some random strangers at the roadside like us?”
“I fulfilled the principle of ‘One kind deed a day makes every day a sunny day’, and the reward was the brilliance of the sunrise. Besides, I believe the true wealth depends on how much you can give and provide.”
The Medicine Buddha pendant on the middle-age guy’s neck seemed to shimmer under the sunshine.
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