The Three Guests

This year
All years
A woman came out of her house and
saw 3 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"...

"Is the man of the house home?",
they asked. "No", she said. "He's

"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 don't go into a house together", they replied.

"Why is that?" she wanted to know.

One of the old men explained: "His
name is Wealth...he said
pointing to one of his friends...and
said pointing to another
one, "He is Success and I am Love"..
Then he added, "Now go in
and discuss with your husband which
one of us you want in your home."

The woman went in and told her
husband what was said...

Her husband was overjoyed...
"How nice", he said!!... "Since that
is the case, let us invite Wealth...
Let him come and fill our
home with wealth"....

His wife disagreed..."My dear, why
don't we invite Success"?.....

Their daughter-in-law was listening
from the other corner of the
house... She jumped in with her
own suggestion: "Would it not be
better to invite Love...Our home
will be filled with love"...

"Let us heed our daughter-in-law's
advice", said the husband to his
wife..."Go out and invite Love to
be our guest."

The woman went out and asked
the 3 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 asked Wealth and
Success: "I only invited Love, why
are you coming in?"

The old men replied together: "If you
had invited Wealth or Success the
other two of us would've stayed out ...
but since you invited Love,
wherever he goes we go with him...
Wherever there is Love there is also
wealth and success!!!!!!

Who have you invited
into your home?