Wealth, Success, or Love?

A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.”

“Only one of us may be invited in at a time,” they replied. “But if you will discuss with your family which of us should be invited in, Wealth, Success, or Love, we will be grateful for whoever it is.”

The woman went in and told her husband what they said. Her husband was delighted by the whimsical old men. “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 young daughter joined the discussion. She said, “I would rather have Love.” She was so sweet and the couple loved her so much, they laughed and said, “Yes, let’s heed our daughter’s advice and invite Love to eat with us.”

The woman went out and asked the three old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be

our guest.” Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady said: “I only invited Love. Why are you all coming in?”

The old men replied together, “When you invite Love into your house, you get both Wealth and Success.”

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