I have received a beautiful bicycle as a birthday present. One day, when I took a ride on my bicycle in the park, a boy was walking around the bicycle, admiring it.
“Is this your bicycle?”, he asked.
“My brother gave it to me on my birthday”, I replied with pride and satisfaction.
“Oh, I wish…”, he hesitated.
Of course, I knew what he was going to wish for. He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the boy said was unexpected to me:
“I wish,” the boy went on slowly, “that I could be a brother like that”. I saw his face full of determination. Then, he went to the bench behind me, where his little crippled brother was sitting and said:
“Someday, I’m gonna give you a wheelchair on your birthday.”
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments that stand out, the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
- Henry Drummond