SMILE IS A GOOD MEDICINE #1
Happy Without Shoes
Once, there was a king who had great wealth and great power. But he was not happy. Nor was he in good health. A strange illness fell upon him and he was feeling extremely unhappy about this. One day, his chief physician said him, “At last, after much thought and study, I have found the secret of your Majesty`s illness. You must wear the shoes of a happy man.”
The the King ordered one of his ministers to search the whole Kingdom for a happy man. First the minister visited the rich and powerful men. But in answer to his question, they all made the same reply, “No, I don`t know what real happiness means.”
One day the minister met a woodcutter. “Are you happy?” asked the minister.
“As happy as the day is long,“ answered the poor man.
“Quick!” said the minister, “give me your shoes.”
“Shoes?” replied the woodcutter. “I haven`t any.”