A king of a land noticed that one of his servants was very happy. He couldn’t stand it and had to ask him about his happiness.
The servant said: “I am happy your grace, because I have a great wife and a healthy child. I work and can provide food and shelter for them. We don’t have much but I am grateful for what I have.”
The king later went to his minister and explained his servant’s happiness.
The minister said: “I will make sure if his happiness is real and will last long. He needs to become a part of group 99.”
The minister sent one sack of rice and one sack filled with 99 gold coins to the servant’s house.
When the servant went home, he saw the sacks and became very happy. He started to count the coins. He counted the coins three times and it still was 99 coins!
“That’s strange! Why 99? Why not 100 coins?” He said to his wife.
He searched everywhere to see if there is another coin he missed possibly, but he couldn’t find the 100th coin.
The next day, the servant wasn’t happy. He was thinking about that one gold coin. He had to save one coin to complete his coins. He had to work harder and put more hours for that. He was more tired and didn’t have his smile and kindness for his family any more.
The minister had the servant monitored and told the king: “Your grace, I told you if we put him in group 99 he would never be happy. They start becoming greedy and they want more.”
Prosperity is in 3 simple sentences:
Using today wisely
Having hope for tomorrow
But we waste it with 3 sentences:
Fear of tomorrow
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