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Be Careful How You Receive Your Blessing

A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admitted a beatiful sports car in a dealers showroom & knowing hia father coild well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. on the morning of his graduation, his father called him into his private study,he told him how proud he was to have such afine son,& how much he loved him,Then he handed his son a beatifully wrapped gift box.Curious but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box & found aholybook:srimad Bhagauad geeta. Angrily, he raised his vioce at his father &said," with all of your money you givea srimad bhagauad geeta?& stormed out of the house,leaving the holy book. He never contacted his father again. Many years passed & the young man was very successful in business.He had a beatiful home of a wonderful family, but realised his father was very old & thought perpaps he should go to him. Before he could make arrangement he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, & willed all his possession to his son. When he arrived at his father's house,sudden sadness & regrate filled his heart. in a drawer in his study, he found the still new sirmad Bhagauad geeta,just ah he left it years ago. With tears he opened the sriBhagauad geeta& began to turn the pages. As he read those words a car key dropped from an envelope taped behind the srimad bhaguad geeta. it had a tag with the dealers name the same dealer who had the sport car he had desired. on the tag was the date of his graduation of the words Paid in full.How many times do we missGod's blessing because they are not packed as we expected


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  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kenya
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