Today just another day, like each day…I was hurrying up to get ready for work and simultaneously discussing about some investment documents with my sister after a short while, my mood changed from serious to jolly, so as to tease her for being money minded, I told her a story, which I had read quite a long back.
I am sharing it here for all my readers, hope it brings a positive change in your thoughts and life…enjoy 🙂
Alexander was a great Greek King. As a military commander, he was undefeated and the most successful throughout history.
On his way home from conquering many countries, he came down with an illness. At that moment, his captured territories, powerful army, sharp swords, and wealth all had no meaning to him.
He realized that death would soon arrive and he would be unable to return to his homeland. He told his officers: “I will soon leave this world. I have three final wishes. You need to carry out what I tell you.” His generals, in tears, agreed.
“My first wish is to have my physician bring my coffin home alone.”
After a gasping for air, Alexander continued:
“My second wish is scatter the gold, silver, and gems from my treasure-house along the path to the tomb when you ship my coffin to the grave.”
After wrapping in a woolen blanket and resting for a while, he said:
“My final wish it to put my hands outside the coffin.”
People surrounding him all were very curious, but no one dare to ask the reason. Alexander’s most favored general kissed his hand and asked:
“My Majesty, We will follow your instruction. But can you tell us why you want us to do it this way?”
After taking a deep breath, Alexander said: “I want everyone to understand the three lessons I have learned.”
“To let my physician carry my coffin alone is to let people realize that a physician cannot really cure people’s illness. Especially when they face death, the physicians are powerless. I hope people will learn to treasure their lives.”
My second wish, “Is to tell people not to be like me in pursuing wealth. I spent my whole life pursuing wealth, but I was wasting my time most of the time.”
My third wish, “To let people understand that I came to this world in empty hands and I will leave this world also in empty hands.” he closed his eyes after finished talking and stopped breathing.
- Value your health, before anything & everything in this world.
- Do not run behind money, earn it but do not get addicted to it.
- Do deeds of kindness each day, cause they are the only once which will come with you as blessings when you leave this world, rest all worldly riches stay back.
Have a great day ahead 😉