King Vusi Mavuthela wrote this very short, sweet but poignant story that shows us how love can often be a very simple act of understanding and compassion.
A very poor man lived with his wife whose hair was very long. One day the wife asked her husband to buy her a comb for her long hair so that it can continue to grow well and to be well groomed.
The man felt sorry and said he didn't have money, even to fix the strap of his watch which had just broken. The wife did not insist.
On his way to work that day the man passed by a watch shop, sold his damaged watch at a low price and went to buy a comb for his wife. He came back home in the evening with a comb in his hand ready to give to his wife.
He was surprised to see his wife with very short hair. She had cut and sold her hair and bought a brand new watch for her husband.
Tears flowed simultaneously from their eyes, not for the futility of their actions, but for the reciprocity of their love. Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.
Give love and show love where it matters. How great our world will be if only we, as a couple, friends, colleagues, neighbours, family, outdo each other in love and sacrifice. How awesome it will be that we each wake up thinking of what to do to make each other happy...
Let's show love...
Let's share love, friendship, humanity towards others. Ubuntu!