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The 99 Club...A Story With A LIFE Message


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A Power Point Presentation of A Story with a strong LIFE lesson or Moral Message. For reflection and contemplation.

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The 99 Club...A Story With A LIFE Message

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  2. 2. Once upon a time, there lived a King who, despite his luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor content. 2
  3. 3. One day, the King came upon a servant who was singing happily while he worked. This fascinated the King; why was he, the Supreme Ruler of the Land, unhappy and gloomy, while a lowly servant had so much joy in his heart? 3
  4. 4. Servant! Tell me, why are you so happy? 4
  5. 5. Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but my family and I don't need too much - just a roof over our heads and warm food to fill our tummies. 5
  6. 6. Later in the day, the King sought the advice of his most trusted advisor. After hearing the King's woes and the servant's story, the advisor said, "Your Majesty, I believe that the servant has not been made part of The 99 Club." 6
  7. 7. CLUB 99? The 99 Club? And what exactly is that? 7
  8. 8. The advisor replied, "Your Majesty, to truly know what The 99 Club is, place 99 Gold coins in a bag and leave it at this servant's doorstep." 8
  9. 9. When the servant saw the bag, he took it into his house. When he opened the bag, he let out a great shout of joy... so many gold coins! He began to count them. 9
  10. 10. After several counts, he was at last convinced that there were 99 coins. He wondered, "What could've happened to that last gold coin? Surely, no one would leave 99 coins!" He looked everywhere he could, but that final coin was elusive. 10
  11. 11. Finally, exhausted, he decided that he was going ??? 100th Coin? to have to work harder than ever to earn that gold coin and complete his collection. From that day, the servant's life was changed. He was overworked, horribly grumpy, and castigated his family for not helping him make that 100th gold coin. He stopped singing while he worked. 11
  12. 12. Witnessing this drastic transformation, the King was puzzled. When he sought his advisor's help, the advisor said, "Your Majesty, the servant has now officially joined The 99 Club." 12
  13. 13. The Adviser continued, "The 99 Club is a name given to those people who have enough to be happy but are never contented, because they're always yearning and striving for that extra 1 to round it out to 100! 13
  14. 14. We can be happy, even with very little in our lives, but the minute we're given something bigger and better, we want even more! 14
  15. 15. We lose our sleep, our happiness, we hurt the people around us; all these as a price for our growing greed and desires. That's what joining The 99 Club is all about."-- 15
  16. 16. For your reFlection Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth, a trusted friend is the best relative, Nibbana is the greatest bliss. The Buddha 16
  17. 17. The End May contentment, peace and bliss be upon you! With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin 17