Love, Wealth & Success
A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard.
She did not regognise them and said, "You must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat."
"Is the man of the house home?" they asked.
"No," she replied. "He's out."
"Then we cannot come in." They replied
In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened.
"Go tell them I am home and invite them in!"
The woman went out and invited the men in.
"We do not go in to the house together, " they replied.
"Why is that?" she asked.
One of the old men explained: "His name is Wealth. He is Success and I am named Love."
Then he added, "You must go and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home."
The husband was overjoyed when the wife explained things to him.
"How nice!" he exclaimed. "Sicne that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come in and fill our home with wealth."
His wife disagreed. "My dear, why do't we invite success?"
Their daughter who was listenign from the other corner of the house, jumped in with her own suggestion. "Would it not be better to invite love? Then our home will be filled with love!"
Her parents agreed. "Go out and invite love to enter our house," said the husband.
The woman went out and asked the three old men, "Which of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest."
Love got up and started walking towards the house. The other two old men also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success, "I have asked Love in to my home. Why are you two coming too?"
The old men replied together; "If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two would have stayed outside, but since you invited Love in, wherever he goes, we go with him."
Wherever there is Love, Wealth and Success will follow.