Monday, May 08, 2006

99 club

lunes na naman. ok naman ang umpisa ng linggo ko dahil hindi ako nalate kahit sa batangas pa ako nagmula. sana, tuloy tuloy na ito.

now, to start my week, let me share with you a forwarded e-mail from a pakistani friend. oo, may friend akong pakistani. nakasama ko sya sa kuwait, and up to now, nagpapadala pa rin sya ng forwarded mails. yun yung maganda kapag ibang lahi yung nagfoforward sa yo ng message, hindi recycled. hehehe. kasi, usually, kapag galing sa mga friends ko, malimit nareceive ko na rin sa iba, e kapag ganito na galing sa kanya, usually, first time ko lang mabasa. and as usual, graduate na ako sa pagforward ng mga email, kapag nagustuhan ko, dito ko na lang sa blog ko ipinopost.

haba ng intro ko... so heto na, actually, tinamaan ako sa post na ito, mukhang member din ako ng 99 club. read on...
The 99 Club

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?

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.
yun lang!

1 comment:

egoddess said...

nice one! btw, ur invited to my new blog home. ^_^