'Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.' ~Kahlil Gibran
There were two brothers who worked on the family land. At harvest time they each received half of the crop and put it in the store in their barns. The younger brother who wasn't married said to himself, 'It isn't fair that I should have half of the crop when my brother must also look after his wife and family.' So each night, he would secretly take some of his own grain and leave it in his brother's barn. Meanwhile the elder brother said to himself, 'It isn't fair that I should have half the crop. When I grow old I will have my children to support me but he will not.' So each night he would secretly take a bag of grain and leave it in his brother's barn. Both were surprised at how long their grain lasted until one night they both bumped into each other. Rather than laugh or shout they both embraced knowing that no grain or money could buy the depth of their relationship.