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In almost any culture, it’s usually those who have less who give more.

A bachelor who lives a spartan life offered us a bounty of fresh produce, unexpectedly.

Thankful for summer’s bounty. (Hadi Dadashian photo)

We said we would only accept if he could name something he would enjoy in return — some home baking, perhaps?

I wish I had words to capture his look of astonishment.

“No,” said the one with less, “I just want to give.”


Life in 5 lines or less© is thankful for the generosity of others, here every Saturday.