The Rich Man’s Wish

There was a very rich and selfish man.  He had many servants and lived in a very large house.  One day while walking in his beautiful garden he saw a very odd-looking man. This man was not only in his garden, he was floating above it! The rich man asked the odd man, “Who are you and why are you in my garden?” The man replied, “I am a genie and I can grant you one wish.”

The rich man pondered this. He already had a lot of money and everything he could possibly want. Finally after much consideration, he answered, “I want to know how many people on this world are thinking about me.” The genie answered quickly, “One.” “Only ONE?” The man was so curious he grabbed the genie, shook him and pleaded, “You must grant me one more wish!.” When the genie agreed, the man asked, “Who is that one person?”

The genie cackled and said, “The person who is thinking of you my son, is you.” With this, the genie disappeared and left the rich man in deep thought.

Moral:  “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal” Albert Pine

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