Reflection: Gratitude

Once there was a young man,

who had never thought of donating blood.

But then his father got very ill and was hospitalized.

One day the son was sitting by his father’s bedside

as he was getting a blood transfusion.

As he watched the blood flowing into his father’s veins,

he suddenly realized that someone had donated

the blood that was now keeping his father alive.

Straightaway he made up his mind to become a donor,

and he was as good as his word.

Many are willing to avail of the generosity of others,

but few are willing to give something back