Once upon a time there was this girl who had four (4) boyfriends.
She loved the 4th boyfriend the most and adored him with rich robes and
treated him to the finest of delicacies. She gave him nothing but the best.
She also loved the 3rd boyfriend very much and was always showing him
off to neighboring kingdoms. However, she feared that one day he would
leave her for another.
She also loved her 2nd boyfriend. He was her confidant and was always
kind, considerate and patient with her. Whenever this girl faced a
problem, she could confide in him, and he would help her get through the
The girls 1st boyfriend was a very loyal partner and had made great
contributions in maintaining her wealth and kingdom. However, she did
not love the first boyfriend. Although he loved her deeply, she hardly
took notice of him.
One day, the girl fell ill and she knew her time was short. She
thought of her luxurious life and wondered, I now have four boyfriends
with me, but when I die, I'll be all alone.'
Thus, she asked the 4th boyfriend, I loved you the most, endowed you
with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm
dying, will you follow me and keep me company?' 'No way!', replied the
4th boyfriend, and he walked away without another word. His answer cut
like a sharp knife right into her heart.
The sad girl then asked the 3rd boyfriend, 'I loved you all my life. Now
that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?' ¡No!¢, replied
the 3rd boyfriend. 'Life is too good! When you die, I'm going to marry
someone else!' Her heart sank and turned cold.
She then asked the 2nd boyfriend, 'I have always turned to you for help
and you've always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me and
keep me company?' 'I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time replied the
2nd boyfriend. 'At
the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave.' His answer
struck her like a bolt of lightning, and the girl was devastated..
Then a voice called out: 'I'll go with you. I'll follow you no matter
where you go.'
The girl looked up, and there was her first boyfriend. He was very
skinny as he suffered from malnutrition and neglect. Greatly grieved,
the girl said, 'I should have taken much better care of you when I had
Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided
to see beyond the imperfections.
***Emailed by a friend.