Sometimes, we might be too strict in our diet and we just follow blindly without consider other’s factor, e.g. the love from the cook who take long time to prepare the food.
One of my friend shared with me that basically, he doesn’t like curry beef, however when the elderly cook passed the curry beef to him, immediately he took the beef as he didn’t want to disappoint the elderly cook as he see beyond the food, the great passion and love that the elderly cook put into cooking. He accepted the food with gratitude and happy heart as he wanted the elderly chef to be happy as his food is being appreciated.
What a profound lesson we can apply in life! Look beyond the food and the object, always be appreciated for the kind thought from others. Even though, we don’t need the gift, just accept with thankfulness as the people want to bring happiness to us. I always express my sincere appreciation for people who bring gift and food. Accept it and later you can always pass to others who need it.
Another point we need to take note never get angry or upset if someone pass your gift to others. Always remember this is their right as the gift no longer belong to you. Never ever think about “in return what are you going to get” and with high expectation that people who receive the gift must say thank you to you. Most important, you’ve given your love.