Georgia HapKiDo Martial Arts shares the story called, “The Finest Things in Life!” This short story teaches how most of the time, the greatest things in life are not costly. For example, we don’t have to go to the finest, most expensive restaurant to enjoy the best foods. We also don’t have to spend an arm and a leg for a gift to make someone happy. A lot of the times, using what’s in front of us is more than enough to make someone’s day.
The Finest Things in Life!
There was a group of elderly gentlemen in Japan who would meet to exchange news and drink tea. One of their diversions was to search for costly varieties of tea and create new blends that would delight the palate.
When it was the turn of the oldest member of the group to entertain the others, he served tea with the greatest ceremony, measuring out the leaves from a golden container. Everyone had the highest praise for the tea and demanded to know by what particular combination he had arrived at this exquisite blend.
The old man smiled and said, “Gentlemen, the tea that you find so delightful is the one that is drunk by the peasants on my farm. The finest things in life are neither costly nor hard to find.”
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