Maya Angelou once poignantly said: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Many of us strive to live a life like this. We try to do good, moral, and upright things because we want to leave a positive legacy when we leave this life.
Unfortunately, not everyone tries to live a life like this. Some people are driven by selfish motives, wanting to enjoy their lives as they choose regardless of how it affects those around them. One of the most common ways people do this is by living a life driven by greed.
One this story, a widow was nothing like her late husband. He was a man who worked very hard for his money, and seemingly, it was all that really mattered in his life. His belief was that because he was the one who busted his hump to earn it, then he deserved to keep it all to himself. Guided by this kind of selfish, twisted thinking, he also expected his wife put her morals on the back burner and grant him his last dying wish. At her husband’s funeral, however, she devised a plan of keeping her integrity while granting his dying wish, and her plan is nothing short of brilliant…
“There was a man who had worked all of his life and has saved all of his money.
He was a real cheapskate when it came to his money. He loved money more than just about anything, and just before he died, he said to his wife, ‘Now listen, when I die I want you to take all my money and place it in the casket with me. Because I want to take all my money to the after life.’
So he got his wife to promise him with all her heart that when he died she would put all the money in the casket with him. When one day he died.”
“He was stretched out in the casket, the wife was sitting there in black next to their best friend. When they finished the ceremony, just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said, ‘Wait a minute!’
She had a shoebox with her, she came over with the box and placed it in the casket. Then the undertakers locked the casket and rolled it away.”
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“Her friend said, ‘I hope you weren’t crazy enough to put all that money in there with that stingy old man.’
She said, ‘Yes, I promised. I’m a good Christian, I can’t lie. I promised him that I was to put that money in that casket with him.’
‘You mean to tell me you put every cent of his money in the casket with him?’
‘I sure did,’ said the wife. ‘I got it all together, put it into my account and I wrote him a check.’ ”
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