A woman saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. They looked harmless and poor. They greeted her and introduced themselves by the names Wealth, Success and Love. “Well, those are interesting names," she said. "Why don't you come in and have something to eat.”
“You may only invite one of us,” one of the men said. “But if you will discuss with your family which of us it should be, we will be grateful for whoever it is.” The woman went inside and told her husband who was delighted. "How nice!" he said. "Since that is the case, let's invite Wealth inside."
His wife disagreed. “My dear, why don’t we invite Success? Surely, that will lead to wealth as well as make us the envy of our neighborhood.”
Their daughter chimed in, “I would rather have Love.” The family agreed with her and invited Love to dine with them.
The woman went outside and asked the three old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.”
Love stood and walked toward the house. The other two also stood and followed him.
Surprised, the lady said: “I only invited Love. Why are you all coming?”
The old men replied together, “When you invite Love into your house, you also get Wealth and Success."