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Written on 07 Nov : 08:27
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For my blog this week I would like to leave you with this thought by Alexander the Great:
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 to hang free, hanging outside the coffin for all to
One of his generals 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 travelers' cheques. 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 my dear friend, the best present that you can give to your family and
friends, including me, is your TIME.

May this Earth 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.

One day your life will flash in front of your eyes...make sure it's worth watching!