Sunday, December 2, 2007

A Nice Story

Once upon a time, there was this girl who had four boyfriends.

She loved the 4th boyfriend the most and adorned him with rich
robes and
treated him to the finest of delicacies. She gave him nothing
but the

She also loved the 3rd boyfriend very much and was always
showing him
off to neighboring kingdoms.
However, she feared that one day he would leave her for another.

She also loved her 2nd boyfriend. He was her confidant and was
kind, considerate and patient with her.
Whenever this girl faced a problem, she could confide in him,
and he
would help her get through the difficult times.

The girls 1st boyfriend was a very loyal partner and had made
contributions in maintaining her wealth and kingdom. However,
she did
not love the first boyfriend. Although he loved her deeply, she
took notice of him.

One day, the girl fell ill and she knew her time was short. She
of her luxurious life and wondered, I now have four boyfriends
with me,
but when I die, I'll be all alone.'

Thus, she asked the 4th boyfriend, I loved you the most, endowed
with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now
that I'm
dying, will you follow me and keep me company?'

'No way!', replied the 4th boyfriend, and he walked away without

His answer cut like a sharp knife right into her heart.

The sad girl then asked the 3rd boyfriend, 'I loved you all my
life. Now
that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?'

'No!', replied the 3rd boyfriend. 'Life is too good!
When you die, I'm going to marry someone else!'

Her heart sank and turned cold.

She then asked the 2nd boyfriend, 'I have always turned to you
for help
and you've always been there for me.

When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?'

'I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!', replied the 2nd
boyfriend. 'At the very most, I can only walk with you to your

His answer struck her like a bolt of lightning, and the girl was

Then a voice called out: 'I'll go with you. I'll follow you no
where you go.'

The girl looked up, and there was her first boyfriend.
He was very skinny as he suffered from malnutrition and neglect.

Greatly grieved, the girl said, 'I should have taken much better
care of
you when I had the chance!'

In truth, you have 4 boyfriends in your lives:

Your 4th boyfriend is your body. No matter how much time and
effort you
lavish in making it look good, it will leave you when you d ie.

Your 3rd boyfriend is your possessions, status and wealth. When
you die,
it will all go to others.

Your 2nd boyfriend is your family and friends. No matter how
much they
have been there for you, the furthest they can stay by you is up
to the

And your 1st boyfriend is your Soul. Often neglected in pursuit
wealth, power and pleasures of the world.

However, your Soul is the only thing that will follow you where
ever you
go. Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only
part of
you that will follow you to the throne of God and continue with
throughout Eternity.

Thought for the day: Remember, when the world pushes you to your
you're in the perfect position to pray.

Pass this on to someone you care about - I just did.

Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've
decided to see beyond the imperfections .

I hope this touched you!

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