The Vegetable Seller

An old man in tattered clothes  approached Sam with a bag of green vegetables in his hand. He was not able to sell those vegetables on that day. He requested Sam and his friend to buy some of those vegetables,

“I tried to sell them the whole day, but no one is ready to buy them. I have no money.”

Sam found the leaves dehydrated and yellowish and there were holes also, as if bitten by insects.

Sam’s friend asked the old man, “But it’s not fresh.”

The old man was embarrassed, but he tried to explain,
“I grew these vegetables myself. It rained a while ago, and the vegetables were soaked. They look ugly, I know, but I need money.”

Sam bought the whole bag without saying a word. The old man left his bag and went happily, with his feeble words,
“Thank you very much. I’m extremely obliged to you.”

After the old man left, his friend asked Sam,
“Will you really cook these vegetables at your home?”

“These vegetables can no longer be eaten, I know,” Sam said.

“Then why did you take the trouble of buying them?”

Sam coolly replied,
“It’s impossible for anyone to buy such vegetables. But had I not purchased, the old man would probably have no income for today.

“Did you notice his advancing age, wrinkled face and frail body?

“I have purchased hope, smile and happiness of that old man, and not these rotten vegetables.”

His friend appreciated Sam’s thoughtfulness. When a marketer sells cosmetic products, the buyer doesn’t buy those products, but they buy HOPE, that he or she will look beautiful.

Let’s spread this positivity and make this world love more.

When we are in a low ebb, we hope that miracles will happen to us, but miracles don’t fall from the sky. Capable people like Sam are required to create miracles for those who are in a low ebb.

And for this purpose, every day is Diwali or Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas to all of you 🎉☃️🎄

–Kaushal Kishore



  1. Wonderful story 👌🏻👌🏻

    एक कहावत याद आ गयी

    मेहंदी बाँटने वाले के हाँथ में भी मेहंदी का रंग लग ही जाता है . 👍🏻👍🏻

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    1. बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद, नितिन जी। यह कहावत बिल्कुल सही है 😊💐


  2. Thank you, Kaushal, for the greetings and wise advice. I am heading it already;
    a neighbor’s daughter broke her leg three days before Christmas,
    to cheer her up, I have a box of chocolates for her.

    Merry Chrismas!


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    1. You’re so generous in your day-to-day life. I feel honoured to be a friend. Thank you so much, Joanna, for your kind words and wishes!


      1. Thank you, Kaushal, it is an honor indeed for me to be your friend!

        Just to add, the woman had more problems as she discovered something in her chest and is now waiting for a biopsy,

        So the card, chocolates, and kind words made a difference.


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      2. So nice of you, Joanna! You’re really a kind-hearted soul. I’m happy that you are so considerate. Thank you!


  3. Wow. The stories you share are very heart touching and impressive. ❤❤❤😊😊😊😊. Excellent, Kaushal ji. 🌹🌹🌹🌹

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  4. Omg KK, you are a master of storytelling! I love the message behind this and the ending is simply magnificent. You are always teaching us something, thank you 🤗🙏🏻. Amazingly written as always 🤍🤍🤍

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    1. That’s so very kind, Grace! I appreciate and cherish your thoughts. Thank you, Grace for your generous words and unwavering support 😊💖💖

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