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The greatest gift is Love

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 out.”

“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 do not 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 then 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!”

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  • Manjusha C M March 10, 2023, 3:44 am

    It is very nice story with good Message..

  • KAPIL RAO March 10, 2023, 1:54 am

    it’s a really great story to understand what we need in our life.


    I love reading storybook… Let there be love in our home oh ohhhh.

  • Kritika August 17, 2018, 9:30 am

    Such a beautiful story!

  • Simian sahoo August 6, 2017, 1:37 pm

    By reading this story you get to know the greatest gift is love.???

  • Uzma April 19, 2017, 8:31 am

    Beautiful story…….. I agreed.

  • Sagar chauhan February 23, 2017, 2:51 pm

    Very nice story…

    • Lungisa February 25, 2020, 10:09 am

      What a great lesson

  • David Jenkins May 26, 2015, 1:41 am

    I think that this makes a great statement.

  • Pankaj March 5, 2015, 4:33 pm

    Awesome. Really inspiring. Million thanks for sharing this wonderful story!!!!

  • Paa kwesi hozaya October 11, 2014, 4:03 pm

    This is really a nice inspiring piece
    I really love
    kudos to de author

  • Pecaan September 12, 2014, 9:21 am

    When you invite Love into your life, Wealth and Success will then follow..

    My interpretation of the story. Great story!!

  • jailly June 20, 2014, 2:44 am

    Truely LOVE covers all.

    May love overflow in our hearts 🙂

  • Dely Uy April 6, 2014, 8:21 am

    The Greatest gift of God to mankind (Love) while we yet a sinner

  • Manmohan December 30, 2013, 12:26 pm

    Very nice…

  • Rabiah November 25, 2013, 3:06 am

    Very nice… very important part of life is love ! There is nothing without LOVE everyone must know it.

  • Suresh Nellikkal November 15, 2013, 1:46 am

    There is nothing as important as love.

  • Keshav Dwivedi September 29, 2013, 11:14 am

    I like it very much.

  • Karma Sonam September 11, 2013, 10:02 am

    Really good and inspiring..!!!

  • Pranitha August 24, 2013, 7:07 am

    Amazing!!! A Simple story reminds us what we always knew but have forgotton in keeping up with our busy schedule.

  • Naimesh July 29, 2013, 8:45 am

    It’s really nice to read and to share.

  • Dunama Kasimu Azara July 29, 2013, 1:12 am

    It’s real and fancy, keep it up. Thank u all.

  • Khaila Galvez July 25, 2013, 3:33 am

    I was amazingly awakened by this story, I now realized that if you have love in your life you will get everything.. love is the most powerful tool in our lives.

    Live with love!!! and I commended someone who wrote this story.. it was great.. have you many inspirational stories to write. more power.

  • Joseph patrick July 10, 2013, 6:01 pm

    Wow I am so grateful to read this. I am just touched with the love of God.

  • Robert July 8, 2013, 12:12 pm

    This story is amazing.

  • R N Mukherjee July 5, 2013, 2:00 pm

    Great ! Let God shower Love to all of us.

  • Pr David June 28, 2013, 12:18 pm

    Nice one.

  • Edison Tom June 22, 2013, 12:15 pm

    It’s a good write-up.

  • Shandly Lee Domogma June 6, 2013, 9:14 am

    I really love this story, it appreciates me a lot as a student. Good job! God bless to the one who makes this!!!

  • Jose April 10, 2013, 1:58 pm

    First thing we should have faith, trust, worship in God and secondly peace, mercy and love joyfulness…

  • Roxette March 17, 2013, 9:45 am

    What a nice story.. I hope everybody realizes the message it brings..the author was a genius…

  • Kunnel February 19, 2013, 2:29 pm

    Just landed on this page accidentally… was working for almost 16 hours till now.. mind was not working… thought of reading something to get a break and landed here.

    It made me understand what I was missing in my life, was running behind success & wealth… Well its 11:59… the day is going to change, so am I. Thanks a billion. It takes a second to change life.. it has become true with me.

  • Ayan February 10, 2013, 2:56 pm

    It is truly awsomeeeeeeee.

  • Divya January 29, 2013, 12:02 pm

    Awesome story… it teaches us the importance of love in our life.

  • Mary sion January 21, 2013, 8:56 am

    The true love of God can save many souls.

  • Irfan December 17, 2012, 5:52 pm

    Good one …. 🙂

  • Gita December 5, 2012, 1:24 am

    Very true! Where there is love, there is everything!!!

  • Anonymous December 4, 2012, 9:50 pm

    Love is all we really need…

  • Anuradha Jayasekara- Monaragala November 30, 2012, 12:37 am

    It is obvious that “TRUE LOVE” can make us success and wealth!

  • Khanz November 29, 2012, 10:21 am


  • Marco Moris November 27, 2012, 10:06 am

    I smilled at the end AND am still smilling till further notice.

  • Anil November 27, 2012, 6:57 am

    It’s really a great story to full-fill your life with love……

  • Jeff Spikes November 27, 2012, 1:04 am

    I am in love with this short story!! Well put and during the center of the story is when I was like aw man this is getting good, best short story of this month, much appreciation to owner/owners of story.

  • Saranya Elangovan November 26, 2012, 10:36 am

    I Love this story….

  • Camilia November 24, 2012, 12:38 pm

    It’s the greatest story I ever read, LOVE is really the best gift.

  • Eliana Shenoy November 24, 2012, 11:21 am

    Awesome story and I agree with it.

  • Karthick Kumar November 22, 2012, 3:40 am

    So nice and true! 🙂

  • Rina November 21, 2012, 6:44 am

    Even Jesus says without love, it is like an empty pot. Awesome!!!

  • Nadin November 21, 2012, 4:22 am

    Touching. As we said before love in its meaning is respect and love is a word that summarize our good acts..

    It’s true and inspiring.

    God bless all of us and may Love be all over the world to live in peace..

  • Felix Wanjohi November 21, 2012, 3:07 am

    Really interesting…..surely love is the greatest of all!

  • Vicky November 21, 2012, 3:04 am

    It’s the best thing as long as it’s pure and true luv..

  • Afrin November 20, 2012, 11:47 pm

    So true and touching.

  • Surajit November 20, 2012, 11:23 pm

    Very much inspiring.

  • Romes November 20, 2012, 11:23 pm

    Yh! Very meaningful.

  • Noeme D. Catayas November 20, 2012, 11:05 pm

    So nice… love is really the answer to all our hearts desire. May the God of LOVE bless and keep us always.

  • Nelson November 20, 2012, 8:59 pm

    I love reading this story… Let there be love in our lives.

    God bless.

  • Ann November 20, 2012, 7:47 pm

    Very nice!

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