A rich man said to his friend, "Why is everyone always criticizing me for being miserly. Everyone knows that I have made provision to leave everything I have to charity when I die?" "Well," said the friend, “Let me tell you a story about a pig and a cow.
A pig was complaining one day to a cow about how unpopular the pig was. "People are always talking about your gentleness and your kindness, you give milk and cream, but I give even more”, said the pig. It continued, “I give bacon and ham. I give bristles and they even pickle my feet! Still no one likes me; I'm just a pig. Why is this?" The cow thought for a minute, and then said, "Well, maybe it's because I give while I'm still living”.
One day Jesus told his disciples “don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them and where thieves break in and steal”. Instead store treasures in heaven. Success in life made up of great calm, generous detachment, selfless love and disinterested effort. If you can find peace in yourself and can spread comfort around you, you will be happier than an empress, by Tagore.