Four boyfriends 

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 best.
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 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 girls 1st 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, I’ll be all alone.
Thus, she asked the 4th 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 4th 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 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 grave.’
His answer struck her like a bolt of lightning, and 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, 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 die.

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 grave.
And your 1st boyfriend is your Soul, often neglected in pursuit of 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 you throughout Eternity.

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

stay connected 

A bus full of passengers was traveling while suddenly the weather changed and there was a huge downpour and lightening all around.
They could see that the lightening would appear to come towards the bus and then go elsewhere. 

After 2 or 3 horrible instances of being saved from lightening, the driver stopped the bus about fifty feet away from a tree and said –

We have somebody in the bus whose death is a certainty today.”
Because of that person everybody else will also get killed today.
Now listen carefully what I am saying ..
I want each person to come out of bus one by one and touch the tree trunk and come back.
Whom so ever death is certain will get caught up by the lightening and will die & everybody else will be saved”.
They had to force the 1st person to go and touch the tree and come back.
He reluctantly got down from the bus and went and touched the tree.
His heart leaped with joy when nothing happened and he was still alive.
This continued for rest of the passengers who were all relieved when they touched the tree and nothing happened.
When the last passenger’s turn came, everybody looked at him with accusing eyes.
That passenger was very afraid and reluctant since he was the only one left.
Everybody forced him to get down and go and touch the tree.
With a 100% fear of death in mind, the last passenger walked to the tree and touched it.
There was a huge sound of thunder and the lightening came down and hit the bus – yes the lightening hit the bus, and killed each and every passenger inside the bus.
It was because of the presence of this last passenger that, earlier,the entire bus was safe and the lightening could not strike the bus

LIFE LEARNING from this..

At times, we try to take credit for our present achievements, but this could also be because of a person right next to us.
Look around you – Probably someone is there around you, in the form of Your Parents, Your Spouse, Your Children, Your Siblings, Your friends, Your Colleagues, etc, who are saving you from harm..!
Think About it..
You will surely find that Person..!!
Beautiful Lines

    ”Alone I can ‘Say’ but together we can ‘talk’.

   ‘Alone I can ‘Enjoy’ but together we can            Celebrate’. 

       ‘Alone I can ‘Smile’ but  together we can ‘Laugh’. 

That’s the BEAUTY of Human Relations. 

    We are nothing without each other 
       Stay Connected

Winning 

Just because you are attacked doesn’t mean you will be defeated. Get ready for battle for greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. Has it occurred to you why your God and father is called LION OF JUDAH? With you on God’s side you can come out of ANY situation and win ANY battle. 

Think Reflect Act Change

There was this king that had 10 wild dogs… He

used them to torture and eat all ministers who

made mistakes.

So one of the minister’s once gave an opinion

which was wrong, and which the king didn’t like at all… So he ordered that the minister be thrown to the dogs.

So the minister said, “I served you 10 years and
you do this???… Please give me 10 days before

you throw me in with those dogs!”… So the king agreed… In those 10 days the minister went to the guard that was guarding the dogs and told him he wants to serve the dogs for the next 10 days…

The guard was baffled… But he agreed… So the

minister started feeding the dogs, cleaning for

them, washing them, providing all sorts of comfort for them.

So when the 10 days were up… The king ordered that the minister be thrown in to the dogs for his punishment. But when he was thrown in,

Everyone was amazed at what they saw… They

saw the dogs licking the feet of the minister!

So the king baffled at what he saw… Said:” what happened to the dogs!!!” The minister then said;” I served the dogs for 10 days and they didn’t forget my service…Yet I served you for 10 years and you forgot all at the first mistake!”… So the king realised his mistake and ordered the minister to go free.
This is a gift to all those who forget the good in others as soon as a problem arises.

Don’t wipe out the history that is filled with good because of a small incident you didn’t like. 
Think… Reflect… Act… Change…