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The last wishes of Alexander the Great:

On his death bed, Alexander summoned his generals and told them his three ultimate wishes:

1.

The best doctors should carry his coffin;

2.

The wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones…) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery, and

3.

His hands should be let loose, hanging outside the coffin for all to see!!

One of his general who was surprised by these unusual requests asked Alexander to explain.

Here is what Alexander the Great had to say:

1.

I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that, in the face of death, even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal;

2.

I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody sees that material wealth acquired on earth, stays on earth.

3.

I want my hands to swing in the wind, so that people understand that we come to this world empty handed, and we leave this world empty handed after the most precious treasure of all is exhausted, and that is TIME

4.

We do not take to our grave any material wealth, although our good deeds can be our travellers’ checks. TIME is our most precious treasure because it is LIMITED. We can produce more wealth, but we cannot produce more time.

5.

When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we will never take back. Our time is our life!

6.

So, the best present that you can give to your family and friends, is your TIME.

May God grant you plenty of TIME and may you have the wisdom to give it away so that you can LIVE, LOVE and DIE in peace.

My thanks to Tony East for sharing this.

En ten slotte

Ongeluksfool

My goeie vriend Conrad kan nou nie juis bestempel word as iemand wat geluk aan sy kant het nie. Inteendeel.

So neem Conrad ‘n bevange ou tante op ‘n “ road trip” na Clanwilliam se omtes. Halfpad, op ‘n grondpad, raak die regter voorwiel van sy VW Beetle pap. Conrad klim uit, haal al die nodige toerusting uit, en staan nader om die papwiel om te ruil.

Behalwe dat die wielmoere sulke doppies op het wat verhoed dat jy die moere kan bykom met die wheel spanner. Hy gebruik die motor se sleutel om dit af te dop, en siedaar! Die sleutel breek middeldeur.

Tante bied vir hom ‘n halwe buisie Superglue aan om die sleutel mee te las. Sy gebruik dit gewoonlik as haar valstande onverwags die spit afbyt.

Die doppie van die gom sit so bietjie vas, en Conrad byt dit in sy kies vas om dit oop te maak. Ongelukkig werk die tegniek te goed, en die gom spuit onverwags oor sy tande. Voor hy kan k.. sê, is sy kake gelym, met die botteltjie gom vasgelê tussen sy kieste.

Ek weet nie wat die uiteindelike uitkoms was nie, maar Conrad het na dese kon getuig van die waarheid van die Bybelse term: “… ‘n geween en gekners van die tande.”

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