Giving Is Better Than Receiving


ice cold weather
ice cold weather

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In Crown Heights, Germany, a Jewish man named Yankel owned a bakery.

He asked everyone he met:
Do you know why I’m still alive today?
He went on to say:
I was a child in Germany, and the Nazis were mercilessly arresting and killing Jews.

In winter, we were forced onto a train to go to Auschwitz.
Night had fallen, and it was deadly cold in that carriage. It was snowing.
We didn’t eat anything for several days, and then the German soldiers kicked us off the train and left us on the tracks.
Looking ahead there was nothing besides a vast expanse of snow. Every second a cold wind blew; it felt like a knife cutting into our flesh.
There were no blankets to keep us warm.

On that cold night, hundreds of us had no food, no water, and no shelter.
The blood in our bodies was beginning to solidify into ice.
An old man from my hometown was sitting next to me. He was deeply respected and loved by everyone. I saw him trembling from head to toe, and his situation was terrible. I wrapped my arms around him to warm him up, and I hugged him tightly to give him some heat.

I rubbed his arms, his legs, his face, and his neck vigorously. I begged him to try to stay alive. I encouraged him all night. In this way, I kept the old man warm.

I was tired, I was frozen, and my fingers were numb, but I did not stop trying to help the old man.
After a few hours, the sun rose and began to shine on the earth.

I looked around at the others, and to my horror, all that I could see were frozen bodies. All I could hear was a deadly silence, and no one else was alive.

The cold night killed everyone. They died of cold, and only two people survived ~~ the old man and me.

The old man survived because I kept him warm. And I lived because he kept me warm.

May I tell you the secret of living in this world?

When you warm someone’s heart, you stay warm.
When you support, encourage, and inspire others, you will find support, encouragement, and inspiration in your own life.

This is the secret to a happy life.

When you give love to others, you give love to yourself.

When you make others happy, you make yourself happy, and people will also take the effort to make you happy in return.

The happiest people in life are the givers, not the receivers.

The original text is in Chinese from https://leho.com.tw/archives/23962.

德国Crown Heights 镇有一个叫扬克尔的犹太人,开一家面包店。

他逢人就问:
你知道我今天为什么还活着吗?
他接着说:
我当时在德国还是个孩子,纳粹无情地逮捕杀害犹太人。
冬天我们被逼迫上火车,准备前往奥斯威辛集中营。

夜幕降临,那个车厢里,真是致命的寒冷。下雪了。

我们好几天没有吃任何食,接着,德国军人赶我们下车,把我们留在铁轨旁。

放眼望去,一片茫茫白雪,每一秒钟冷风袭来,如刀割肉。
没有毯子,能使我们保持温暖。

在那冷酷的夜晚,我们数百人没有食物、没有水、没有庇护所、没有毯子。

我们体内的血液开始凝固,正在变成冰。

我旁坐一个同乡的老人,深受乡人敬爱。我看他从头到脚发抖,情况很糟糕。
我用胳膊缠住他,给他加热,我紧紧地拥抱他,给他一些热量。

我用力搓他的手臂、他的腿、他的脸、他的脖子,我求他设法活着,我鼓励他一整夜,我以这种方式,使这个老人保持温暖。

我很累,自己也冻僵了,我的手指发麻,但我没有停止将热量揉进那个老人的体内。

熬了几个小时后,终于天亮了,太阳升起开始照耀大地。

我环顾四周.看看其他人,令我恐惧的是,我只能看到冰冻的尸体,我只能听到致命的沉默,没有其他人活着。

寒冷的夜晚杀死了所有人,他们死于寒冷,只有两个人幸存 ~~老人和我。

老人幸存下来,是因为我给他保暖。而我幸存下来,是因为我给他取暖。

我可以告诉你,这个世界生存的秘密吗?

当您温暖别人的心时,您将保持温暖。

当您支持、鼓励和启发他人时,您也会在自己的生活中,发现支持鼓励和启发。

这是幸福生活的秘诀。

当你对别人付出爱心,等于你也对自己付出爱心。

你使别人开心,你自己也开心,同时别人也会回馈你,使你开心。

人生中最幸福的人是送礼者,而不是受礼者喔。

因为:施比受有福!

中文原文来自https://leho.com.tw/archives/23962

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