Vicky rabbit was fond of eating chocolates. He fought with his younger brother and sister because they unknowingly ate his chocolate that was kept in the fridge.
He was angry and sat quietly in one corner. Suddenly, the doorbell rang as aunt Ruby came to visit them.
Seeing Vicky sit quietly, she asked, “What’s the matter? Have you all fought again?”
Vicky’s looked up at aunt Ruby, trying to smile. He was happy to see her as she had a chocolate shop. He was sure that she must have brought lots of chocolate for them.
Vicky narrated the incident that happened in the morning with his siblings. He didn’t like being angry but could not help it.
Aunt Ruby heard him out and then asked, “If I own a chocolate shop, do I have to go somewhere else to buy chocolates?”
Vicky bowed his head and said, “No, aunt Ruby.”
“This also means that we will always have enough of chocolates in our shop, right?” aunt Ruby asked.
“Yes, aunt Ruby,” replied Vicky.
“Okay, so if you want to be happy, you need to open a happiness shop, so that you will always have enough, especially after you give it to others,” said aunt Ruby.
Vicky was surprised and said, “I never thought of it that way! But how can I open a happiness shop?”
“It’s very easy! Ever since you wake up in the morning, you have to help others and make them happy,” said aunt Ruby.
Confused, Vicky asked, “But how can I give happiness to everyone? Will they take it from me? Am I not too young to give happiness away?”
Aunt Ruby replied, “So what if you are young. There are many ways to give happiness. You can help your brother and sister in their studies, play with them, or share your things with them. Help your mother with the housework. You can help anyone if you wish to do so.”
Vicky said, “I understood. Starting today, I will open my happiness shop.”
Next day, when Vicky was returning from school, he saw an old bear trying to cross the road and helped her.
He also carried her bag and dropped her home. The bear was happy and thanked Vicky.
When he reached home, his siblings were struggling to complete their homework. He helped them and shared his chocolates with them.
His siblings were happy to get an extra share of chocolate and that too from Vicky who loved chocolate so much.
In the evening, he helped his mother clean the house who was happy to see Vicky voluntarily helping her.
Vicky was satisfied with all he had done during the day.
Next morning, he heard his father tell his mother that some senior citizens are living alone in a house nearby. They were struggling to get things from the market.
Vicky took permission from his parents and helped the senior citizens to buy what they needed on his way back home from school.
When Vicky had to buy many things, he and his father would go together as he couldn’t carry heavy items alone.
Vicky was delighted to help people and he realised that he was getting happier by the day.
A few days later, aunt Ruby visited Vicky again.
She looked at Vicky and said, “Looks like your happiness shop is running well.”
With a smile on his face, Vicky replied, “Yes, I am very happy about it! I will continue to share happiness with others as much as possible and run this shop of happiness forever.”
Aunt Ruby smiled and gave Vicky extra chocolates for his good work.