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Sunday, November 19, 2017

The 99 Club: A Club where all Humankind Belong

Once upon a time, there lived a king who, despite luxurious lifestyle was neither happy nor content. One day, the king came upon a servant who singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the king; why was he, the supreme ruler of the land, unhappy and gloomy, while a lowly servant had so much happiness. On seeing this, the king asked the servant, “Why are you so happy?”


The man replied, “Your majesty, I am nothing but a servant, and my family and I don’t need much – just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies,”
The king was not satisfy with the reply. Later in the day, he sought the advice of his most trusted advisor. After hearing the king, the advisor said, “Your Majesty, your servant is not yet a member  of THE 99 CLUB
“The 99 club? And what exactly is that?” the king inquired. The advisor replied, “Your majesty, to truly know what the 99 club is, place 99 Gold coin in a bag and leave it at this servant’s doorstep.”
When the servant saw the bag, he took it to his house, and let out a great shout of joy. “So many Gold coin!” he exclaimed.



He began to count them. After several counts he was very convinced that there were 99 coins. He wandered. What could have happened to the last gold coin? Surely, no one would leave only 99 coins. He looked everywhere he could, but the last coin was nowhere to be found. Finally, exhausted, he decided that he was going to work harder than ever to earn the missing gold coin and complete his collection.
From that day, the servant’s life was changed. He overworked, unhappy, and castigated his family for not making him make that 100th gold coin. He stopped singing while he worked. Seeing this drastic transformation, the king was puzzled. When he sought his advisor’s help, the advisor said, “Your Majesty, your servant has joined The 99 Club”
He continued, “The 99 Club is a name given to those who have enough to be happy, but are never contended. They are always yearning and striving for that extra missing thing. Let me get this last and final one, and I will be happy for life.”


Source: 205 Inspiring Anecdotes with Short reflection, by Fr. Anil Rego

Message

We can be happy even with very little in our life, but the minute we’re given something bigger and better, we want more!!! We lose our sleep, our happiness, we hurt the people around us. We lose all this at a price of our growing greed and desire

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