Once upon a time, there lived a little girl named Add. She was very smart and kind, yet the people around her often overlooked her because of her old-fashioned ways.
Add was unique in the way she viewed the world. She was unimpressed by the extravagant things that others her age found fascinating, instead choosing to focus on the little details of life.
One day, as Add was walking to school, she spotted an old, broken down car parked on the side of the street. She went over and began to inspect it. She noticed how the paint had faded and how it had a few scratches. As she was admiring the car, a man walked up and told her to move along.
Add was taken aback. She had never been spoken to like that before. She looked the man in the eyes, and he softened. He told Add that the car had been his first car and that he had fond memories of it. Add asked if she could take a closer look and the man obliged.
As Add peered inside, she noticed that there were many items still inside, including an old audio cassette. Straight away, Add knew that this must have been very special to the man. She asked him if she could keep the cassette, to which the man immediately said yes.
Add thanked him and ran off, eager to listen to what was on the cassette. She popped it into her walkman and to her surprise, heard a voice that sounded like her Grandfather’s. It was a voice recording of him, when he was younger, reminding her of how much he loved her.
Add was brought to tears. Suddenly, all of the old-fashioned ways that she had grown up with and the values that she held so dear started to make sense. She had found an old cassette with a message from her Grandfather, reminding her of how much he loved her.
Add realized that there was something beautiful in being old-hearted. It was the kind of heart that was full of joy, no matter what life may throw at it. It was a kind of heart that could look beyond the material things in life and find something deeper and more meaningful.
Add took the old cassette with her wherever she went, never forgetting the lessons that her Grandfather had taught her.
Moral: Being old-hearted can give us an edge in life. We can look beyond the material things in life and find something deeper and more meaningful.