The man was a garbage collector. He was walking down the street dumping the garbage bags and fitting empty bags into the small bins that lined the streets of central Israel. When he saw me, he broke into a smile. "Happy Purim," he greeted me exuberantly. "Chag Purim Sameach. Chag Pesach Sameach."
He blessed me with health and wished that my life would be filled with happy occasions.
I broke into a wide grin and told him that he had made my day and had brought a smile to my face. Fortunately, I had the presence of mind to wish him the same that he had wished me.
As I walked away, I reflected on what had just transpired. Most people would judge the man by his profession and how much money he was earning. I thought to myself that, although he was a garbage collector, his net worth was more than any millionaire.
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