It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is already here. This time of year is exceptionally meaningful to me as it is also the time we celebrate 22 years of service to all our clients. We’ve learned that it is only through giving that we are able to receive more than we already have – and it’s never about how much we give, but how much love we put into the giving.
At this year’s MTI Christmas Party, I shared a story about the importance of giving with all of our staff, and I’d like to share this great story with you this holiday:
A Brother Like That
A friend of mine named Paul received a new car from his brother as a pre-Christmas present. On Christmas Eve, when Paul came out of his office, a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it.
“Is this your car, mister?” he asked.
Paul nodded. “My brother gave it to me for Christmas.”
The boy looked astounded. “You mean your brother gave it to you, and it didn’t cost you anything? Gosh, I wish…”
He hesitated, and Paul knew what he was going to wish. He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the lad said jarred Paul all the way down to his heels.
“I wish,” the boy went on, “that I could be a brother like that.”
Paul looked at the boy in astonishment, then impulsively added, “Would you like a ride in my new car?”
“Oh, yes, I’d love that!”
After a short ride the urchin turned with his eyes aglow and said, “Mister, would you mind driving in front of my house?”
Paul smiled a little. He thought he knew what the lad wanted. He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big automobile. But Paul was wrong again.
“Will you stop right where those steps are?” the boy asked. He ran up the steps.
Then in a little while, Paul heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast.
He was carrying his little polio-crippled brother. He sat down on the bottom step, then sort of squeezed up right next to him and pointed at the car.
“There she is Buddy, just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Christmas, and it didn’t cost him a cent, and someday I’m gonna give you one just like it; then you can see for yourself all the pretty things in the Christmas windows that I’ve been trying to tell you about.”
Paul got out and lifted the little lad into the front seat of his car. The shining-eyed older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began a memorable holiday ride.
That Christmas Eve, Paul learned what Jesus meant when He said, “It is more blessed to give…”
~~~~~Author Unknown ~~~
This Christmas season, I hope we all remember that it’s more important to be “a brother like that” than to have “a brother like that.” There’s always something more we can do for people, and every time we give, we can’t help but receive something wonderful.
That’s why we have two hands. One hand is to help ourselves and the second is to help others!
On behalf of Market Traders Institute Inc., we would like to extend a very sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of our clients, family, friends, and colleagues for allowing us to use our second hand to help you achieve your trading dreams as well as some of your life’s goals. Always remember: There are many things in life that will catch your eye (like a shiny new car), but only a few will catch your heart (like the love between brothers). We hope the true gift of giving this holiday season catches your heart!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
FXCHIEF and everyone at Market Traders Institute Inc.