A Whole Heart

One interesting Irony of life is that; The more hurt and pain you have gone through in life, the stronger and more beautiful your heart will be.


One day, a young man
was standing in the
middle of the town
proclaiming that he had
the most beautiful heart
in the whole valley.
A large crowd gathered
and they all admired his
heart for it was perfect.
There was not a mark or
a flaw in it. Yes, they all
agreed it truly was the
most beautiful heart they
had ever seen. The young
man was very proud and
boasted more loudly
about his beautiful
Suddenly, an old man
appeared at the front of
the crowd and said,
“Why your heart is not
nearly as beautiful as
The crowd and the young
man looked at the old
man’s heart. It was
beating strongly, but it
was full of scars. It had
places where pieces had
been removed and other
pieces put in, but they
didn’t fit quite right and
there were several jagged
edges. In fact, in some
places there were deep
gouges where whole
pieces were missing.
The people stared. How
can he say his heart is
more beautiful? The
young man looked at the
old man’s heart and saw
its state and laughed.
“You must be joking,” he
“Compare your heart with
mine. Mine is perfect and
yours is a mess of scars
and tears.”
“Yes,” said the old man,
“Yours is perfect looking
but I would never trade
mine with you. You see,
every scar represents a
person to whom I have
given my love – I tear
out a piece of my heart
and give it to them, and
often they give me a
piece of their heart
which fits into the empty
place in my heart. But
because the pieces aren’t
exact, I have some rough
edges, which I cherish,
because they remind me
of the love we shared.
Sometimes I have given
pieces of my heart away,
and the other person
hasn’t returned a piece
of his heart to me.
These are the empty
gouges – giving love is
taking a chance.
Although these gouges
are painful, they stay
open, reminding me of
the love I have for these
people too, and I hope
someday they may return
and fill the space I have
waiting for them. So now
do you see what true
beauty is?”
The young man stood
silently with tears running
down his cheeks. He
walked up to the old
man, reached into his
perfect young and
beautiful heart, and
ripped a piece out. He
offered it to the old man
with trembling hands.
The old man took his
offering, placed it in his
heart and then took a
piece from his old
scarred heart and placed
it in the wound in the
young man’s heart. It
fits, but not perfectly,
as there were some
jagged edges.
The young man looked at
his heart. It was not
perfect anymore but more
beautiful than ever, since
love from the old man’s
heart flowed into his.
They embraced and
walked away side by side.

How sad it must be to go
through life with a wholeheart.
Remember… Work like
you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve
never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
What good is your heart
if you have never given it
to someone? What good is your heart if you stop
loving? You were given your heart to share,
love, hurt, smile and feel emotions so allow your heart to beat and beat
loudly! Love conquers all.
Love yourself and others
will run towards your loving beating heart! Especially if you have finally made up your mind to love someone who you feels deserve it. It is not to say you go about giving your intimate heart to every Tom, Dick and Harry. But You remember you can’t control how you fall in love with someone. Even though you can control who you fall in love with.
Hence, go through life
spreading your love and
be loved in return and
you’ll live a richer life
than a billionaire.


4 responses to “A Whole Heart”

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  2. Wow!
    Nothing below standard
    has ever come from you
    right from Adams.
    So inspiring motherconfessor.


    1. I am glad you are inspired. Thank you


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