Value of a Pizza
Wife : Don’t put so many clothes for wash today.
Husband : Why ?
Wife : Maid has said she won’t come for two days.
Husband : Why ?
Wife : She said she’s going to meet her grand daughter during Ganpati Festival.
Husband : OK, will not put too many clothes.
Wife : And Shall I give her Rs. 500 for Ganpati ? Festival Bonus ?
Husband : Why ? Diwali is approaching nearby, we will give her at that time..
Wife : Oh no dear. She is poor. Going to meet her daughter & Grand daughter, so she will also feel nice. Moreover, everything has become so expensive these days . How will she be able to celebrate festival ?
Husband : You !! I don’t know why u become emotional so easily ?
Wife : Oh no dear, don’t worry. I m going to cancel today’s programme of ordering pizza. Why unnecessary blowaway Rs.500 on eight pieces of Stale Bread ?
Husband : Wow Great !! Snatching pizza from us and giving it to the Maid !!
Maid returned after 3-days & got busy in mopping and dusting.
Husband asked her : So, How was the vacation ?
Maid : Very nice shahib.. Didi had given me Rs. 500.. Festival Bonus
Husband : So U went and met ur daughter and grand daughter ?
Maid : Yes saahib. Enjoyed a lot and spent Rs. 500 in two days time.
Husband : Really ? Ok so what did u do with Rs. 500 ?
Maid : Rs. 150 for Dress for Grand daughter, Rs. 40 for A Doll, bought sweets worth Rs. 50 for daughter, Rs. 50 as offering to deity in Temple, Rs.60 towards Bus Fare, Rs. 25 for bangles for daughter, bought a nice belt worth Rs. 50 for son-in-law, gave the balance Rs. 75 to daughter to buy pencil and copy for grand daughter.
Maid had given a full account of the expenses incurred.
Husband : So Much in Rs. 500 ?
Surprised, he started thinking… the eight pieces of Pizza appeared in front of his eyes and each one of them acted as a hammer that started knocking on his conscience. For the price of one pizza – he started comparing the expenses his maid had incurred during his visit to her daughter. The Eight pieces of Pizza floated in front of his eyes.
First Piece….Dress for the child
Second Piece….Towards Sweets
Third Piece….Towards offering to the deity in the Temple
Fourth Piece….Towards Bus Fare
Fifth Piece….Towards Doll
Sixth Piece….Towards Bangles
Seventh Piece….Towards Belt for son-in-law
Eighth Piece….Towards copy & Pencil
So far he had observed pizza only from one angle. He turned it upside down and observed how it looks like from the other side…
And Today his maid showed him the other side of the pizza…The eight pieces of pizza showed him Real meaning of Life.
In an Instant the meaning of “Spending for Life” or “Life for Spending”
Kita sering tidak rela mengeluarkan uang untuk suatu hal, tetapi boros untuk hal yang lain.
Sayangnya kita lebih sering sayang mengeluarkan uang untuk membantu kepentingan orang lain daripada untuk kesenangan pribadi, hobi, atau untuk memuaskan nafsu. Dengan mudah kita bisa mengeluarkan 100.000 untuk nonton atau bersenang-senang, habis dalam 2 jam. Padahal di sisi lain jumlah uang yang sama bisa dipakai orang yang membutuhkan untuk menyambung hidup beberapa hari, yang dengan berbagai argumen kita enggan membantunya.
Berilah kepada orang yang meminta kepadamu dan janganlah menolak orang yang mau meminjam dari padamu.