A friend sent me this today and I thought what a wonderful message for this holyday season.
A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards
sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them.
She said, “I don’t think I
know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.”
the man of the house home?” they asked.
“No,” she said. “He’s out”.
“Then we cannot
come in,” they replied.
In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened.
tell them I am home and invite them in!”
The woman went out and invited the men
“We do not go into a House together,” they replied.
“Why is that?” she wanted to
One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth” he said pointing to
one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, “He is Success,” and “I am
Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us
you want in your home”
The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her
husband was overjoyed.Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth! His wife disagreed. My
dear, why don’t we invite Success?
Their daughter-in-law was listening from the
other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: “Would it not
be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!”
“Let us heed
our daughter-in-law’s advice,” said the husband to his wife. “Go out and invite
Love to be our guest.”
The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, “Which one of
you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.”
Love got up and started walking toward the
house. The other 2 also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked,
“Wealth and Success: I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?”
The old men
replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us
would’ve stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with
him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!”
I am not sure who the original author is but I give them my profound thanks. If any of you know wrote this please let me know so I can give lots of love and credit to them.
With love and aloha,