There was a man with four wives.
He loved his fourth wife the most
and took a great care of her and
gave her the best.
He also loved his third wife and
always wanted to show her off to
his friends. However, he was always
had a fear that she might runaway
with some other man.
He loved his second wife too.
Whenever he faced some problems,
he always turned to his second wife
and she would always help him out.
He did not love his first wife though
she loved him deeply, was very loyal
to him and took great care of him.
One day the man fell very ill and
knew that he is going to die soon.
He told himself, "I have four wives
with me. I will take one of them
along with me when I die to keep
company in my death."
Thus, he asked the fourth wife to
die along with him and keep
company. "No way!" she replied and
walked away without another word.
He asked his third wife.She said
"Life is so good over here. I'm going
to remarry when you die".
He then asked his second wife. She
said "I'm Sorry. I can't help you this
time around. At the most I can only
accompany you til your grave."
By now his heart sank and turned
Then a voice called out: "I'll leave
with you. I'll follow you no matter
where you go." the man looked up
and there was his first wife.
She was so skinny, almost like she
suffered from malnutrition.
Greatly grieved, the man said, "I
should have taken much better care
of you while I could have!"
Actually, we all have four wives in
a. The fourth wife is our body. No
matter how much time and effort
we lavish in making it look good,
it'll leave us when w die.
b. The third wife is our possessions,
status and wealth. When we die,
they go to others.
c. the second wife is our family and
friends. No matter how close they
had been there for us when we're
alive, the furthest they can stay by
us is up to the grave.
d. the first wife is the our soul,
neglected in our pursuit of material
wealth and pleasure. It is actually
the only thing that follows us
wherever we go.