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Chapter 11: Just Be Happy That Your Hat Is Back

The priest has just finished his sermon on charity, and so passes his hat around for donations. The hat goes around the whole congregation and then comes back to him as empty as when he sent it out.

The priest looks inside, then shrugs and looks up to heaven and says, “Thank you Lord for small mercies. At least I got my hat back!”

In such situations, rejoice! There is no point in complaining or making a fuss about it; just be happy that your hat is back!

As far as I am concerned, innocence has not to be accepted, it has to be relished, danced, rejoiced - it is a blessing.