Fwd: Four Boyrfriends

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

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

She also loved the third 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 second boyfriend. He was her confidant and was
always 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 girl's first boyfriend was a very loyal partner and had made great
contributions in maintaining her wealth and 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 and she knew her time was short. She thought
of her luxurious life and wondered, 'I now have four boyfriends with
me, but when I die, will I be a alone.'

Thus, she asked the fourth boyfriend, 'I loved you the most, endowed
you 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 fourth boyfriend, and he walked away without another word.
His answer cut like a sharp knife right into her heart.

The sad girl then asked the third boyfriend, 'I loved you all my life.
Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?' 'No!',
replied the third 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 second 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 second
boyfriend. 'At the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave.'
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 matter
where you go.' The girl looked up, and there was her first boyfriend.
He was very skinny as he suffered from malnutrition and

Greatly grieved, the girl said, 'I should have taken much better
care of you when I had the chance!'
In truth, you have four boyfriends in your lives:

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

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

Your second 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 grave.

And your first boyfriend is your spirit. Often neglected in pursuit
of wealth, power and pleasures of the world.

However, your spirit 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
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.

Peace, Blessings and Laughs