Are you member of "The 99 Club"........spend time here to know about

@rkrish (3003)
India
September 9, 2008 1:50am CST
My Chief Friends!!! Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor content. One day, the King came upon a servant who was 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 joy. The King asked the servant, ' Why are you so happy?' The man replied, ' Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but my family and I don't need too much - just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies .' The king was not satisfied with that reply. Later in the day, he sought the advice of his most trusted advisor. After hearing the King's woes and the servant's story, the advisor said, ' Your Majesty, I believe that the servant has not been made part 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 coins in a bag and leave it at this servant's doorstep.' When the servant saw the bag, he took it into his house. When he opened the bag, he let out a great shout of joy... So many gold coins! He began to count them. After several counts, he was at last convinced that there were 99 coins. He wondered, ' What could've happened to that last gold coin? Surely, no one would leave 99 coins! ' He looked everywhere he could, but that final coin was elusive. Finally, exhausted, he decided that he was going to have to work harder than ever to earn that gold coin and complete his collection. From that day, the servant's life was changed. He was overworked, horribly grumpy, and castigated his family for not helping him make that 100th gold coin. He stopped singing while he worked. Witnessing this drastic transformation, the King was puzzled. When he sought his advisor's help, the advisor said, ' Your Majesty, the servant has now officially joined The 99 Club. ' He continued, ' The 99 Club is a name given to those people who have enough to be happy but are never contented, because they're always yearning and striving for that extra 1 telling to themselves: 'Let me get that one final thing and then I will be happy for life .' We can be happy, even with very little in our lives, but the minute we're given something bigger and better, we want even more! We lose our sleep, our happiness, we hurt the people around us; all these as a price for our growing needs and desires. That's what joining The 99 Club is all about.' Happy mylotting!!!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
9 Sep 08
What an interesting story! Yes I believe I have been a member of this club in the past but I would like to think that my membership ran out some years ago and I certainly never renewed it! lol. My priorities have changed a LOT over the last few years and although I would still like to be financially successful in life I am not obsessed with material things as much as I once was.
@rkrish (3003)
• India
9 Sep 08
Hi James , can i know how you came out of the club as i would like to ..if ok can you share the story of you
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@rkrish (3003)
• India
9 Sep 08
i am delighted with your nicely narrated response, yeah i too accept we can make life with money only by spending as we cant live with money....and in other way you said about the love and affection a greater happiness we long for in life is a very true statement and what for we live ultimately...so nice to have you my friend...keep me noted with the nice post and i will too ... Thanks a ton...
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
9 Sep 08
My pleasure. Keep smiling and live each day with gratitude and optimism!
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
9 Sep 08
That is a wonderful story. I wonder, though. Is it possible for you to provide us with a citation telling where you first read or heard this story? Is it of Muslim origin? The reason I ask that is because I saw it here: http://www.ummah.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-41246.html
@rkrish (3003)
• India
9 Sep 08
I got this story from my boss when he described about the life and earning...i am too very eager to read stories like this and to realise myself about the illusions of life which is unknown...i am happy to share as the life is all about sharing ...thanks my friend ..do post me if you come across any good stories
@rkrish (3003)
• India
9 Sep 08
i dont think its from muslim orgin, as the link only shows the discussion between friends may be origin would have from different place... a good one from whomever so,
@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
Great story. We must be contented with what we have. But we always need also to dream for more, right? I don't know if I am a member of the 99 club. But it would be a cool club to belong to. Have a nice day!
@rkrish (3003)
• India
9 Sep 08
we need to dream big but we should be sad of not getting it because where we will loose our happiness..so ride on to get more and happy with what we have