“I will tell you my friend, to bring your fellow human beings closer to themselves, and to God, that is pure intention and it is the most important thing to me. If I think only of making a sale from people who walk through my door, this is not pure intention. If I am to make money today then that is God’s will. If I do not make any money then that is also God’s will. It is all good. Money is important, but it is not everything. I wish to bring peace into my life and others’ lives. Patience and love are the vehicles for me to do this. “
When I asked him about troublesome Western customers he may have had in his shop he replied:
“You see, it is like this. In life some people are blessings, some are lessons. Both are necessary.”
I liked him very much. Unexpected and rewarding meetings such as this are what I love about travelling. We left his shop without buying anything but all three of us had big smiles on our faces. As we walked outside I turned to read his shop signage – the shop was called “Blessings”. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate name.