8 Pieces of Pizza: Touching Motivational Story

8 Pieces of Pizza: Touching Motivational Story


Wife: Don’t put so many clothes for wash today

Husband: Why ?

She said : Maid has said she won’t come for two days.

Husband :Why ?

Wife : She said she is going to meet her granddaughter during Ganpati festival.

Husband : OK, Will not put too many clothes. 

Wife : And , Shall I give her Rs. 500 for Ganpati ? Festival bonus ?

Husband : Why ? Diwali is approaching , we will give her at that time...

Wife : Oh no dear . She is poor. Going to meet her daughter and granddaughter , so she will also feel nice. Moreover, everything has become so expensive these days. How will she able to celebrate festival ?

Husband : You ! I don’t know why you become emotional so easily. You ought not to indulge the or else...

Wife : Oh dear, don’t worry .I am going to cancel today’s program of ordering
Pizza. Why unnecessarily blow away Rs. 500 on eight pieces of stale bread.

Husband : Wow. Great .Snatching Pizza from us and giving to the maid !
Maid returned after three days and got busy in mopping and dusting. Husband asked her.

Husband : So, how was the vacation ? 

Maid : very nice sahib.. Didi had given Rs 500 .. festival bonus.

Husband : So you went and met your daughter ? and also met your granddaughter ? 

Maid: yes sahib. Enjoyed a lot and spent Rs 500 in two days time.

Husband : Really ? Ok so what did you do with Rs. 500?

Maid : Rs. 150 for dress for granddaughter, Rs 40 for a doll, bought sweets worth Rs 50 for daughter, Rs 50 as offering to Deity in temple, Rs 60 towards bus fare….Rs 25 for bangles for daughter, bought a nice belt worth Rs 50 for son-in-law, balance Rs 75 gave to daughter to buy copy and pencil for granddaughter. Maid gave a full account of the expenses incurred.

Husband : so much in Rs 500?

With surprise, he started thinking….the eight pieces of Pizza appeared in front of his eyes and each one of them acted as a hammer started pricking his consciousness. For the price of one Pizza , he started comparing the expenses his maid had incurred during her visit to her daughter. The eight pieces of Pizza floated in front of his eyes. First piece .. dress for the child, second piece… towards sweets.. Third piece… towards offering to the deity in the temple. Fourth piece….towards bus fare. Fifth piece.. towards doll. Sixth piece towards bangles, seventh piece ,, towards belt for the son-in-law. Eight piece towards copy and pencil. 

So far he had observed pizza only from one angle. He turned it upside down and observe how it looks like from the other side. .. but today his maid showed him the other side of the pizza…. The eight pieces of pizza showed him the real meaning of life..in an instant the meaning of “Spending for life” or “ Life for spending"

Just imagine we do waste lot of money in terms of buying pizza, getting to the five star restaurants, buying costly jewelleries, roaming in an expensive car, smoking packets after packet cigarettes or even pricing for a bottle of whisky and so on. Could you ever think how much money you have spent for those so called luxuries ever day? Could you ever think your petrol expense is much more than the total income of a family struggling to earn. Yeah, I do believe you have to set a lot of fuel to earn those. Hence the money is all yours. Obviously you are god gifted. But just begging to you... be sensible, be humane enough. Just click the button of consciousness in your heart. You come to see the larger picture. Your wasted extra-expenses may flourish smile in a baby’s face that has been suffering in cancer or can break the starvation of a miserable family. 

Just do something meaningful in your life.   
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