A few years ago, at Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100-yard dash.
At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with relish to run the race to the finishing line and win. All, that is except one little boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times and began to cry. The other eight heard the boy cry. They slowed down and looked back. Then they all turned around and went back…! Every one of them!.
One girl with down syndrome bent down and kissed him and said, ” This will make it better”. Then all nine linked arms and walked together to the finishing line. Everyone in the stadium stood, and the cheering went on for several minutes. People who were there are still telling the story.
Because deep down we know this one thing: What matters in life is more than winning for ourselves. What matters in this life is helping others win, even if it means slowing down and changing our course.
We are not Human Beings going through a temporary Spiritual Experience. We are Spiritual Beings going through a temporary Human Experience.
Moral of the story: One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness and compassion, but once you be able to give it you will feel the most overwhelming feelings.
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