The 99 Club: A Club where all Humankind Belong

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

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


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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