Wonderful story : "4 boy friends"
...Once upon a time there was a girl who had four boyfriends.
She loved the 4th boyfriend the most 'n adored him with rich robes 'n treated him to the finest of delicacies. She gave him nothing but the best.
She also loved the 3rd boyfriend very much 'n 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 'n was always kind, considerate 'n patient with her. Whenever this girl faced a problem, she could confide in him,'n he would help her get through the difficult times.
The girls 1st boyfriend was a very loyal partner 'n had made great contributions in maintaining her wealth 'n kingdom. However,she did not love the first boyfriend.
Although he loved her deeply, she hardly took notice of him!
One day, the girl fell ill 'n she knew her time was short. She thought of her luxurious life 'n 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 you with the finest clothing 'n showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me 'n keep me company?''No way!', replied the 4th boyfriend, 'n he walked away without another word..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 'n 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 'n turned cold.
She then asked the 2nd boyfriend, 'I have always turned to you for help 'n you've always been there for me.When I die, will you follow me 'n 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 grave.'His answer struck her like a bolt of lightning, 'n the girl was devastated.
Then a voice called out: 'I'll go with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go..'The girl looked up, 'n there was her first boyfriend. He was very skinny as he suffered from malnutrition 'n 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 'n effort you lavish in making it look good, it will leave you when you die.
Your 3rd boyfriend is your possessions, status 'n wealth.When you die, it will all go to others.
Your 2nd boyfriend is your family 'n friends. No matter how much they have been there for you, the farthest they can stay by you is upto the grave.
'n your 1st boyfriend is your Soul. Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power 'n pleasures of the world.
However, your Soul is the only thing that will follow you where ever you go.Cultivate, strengthen 'n cherish it now, for it is the only part of you that will follow you to the throne of God 'n continue with you throughout Eternity.
Thought for the day:
Remember, when the world pushes you to your knees,you're in the perfect position to pray.
Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections..!