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The Gift of Time

March 8, 2016

Alexander the great

The last wishes of Alexander the Great………

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

The best doctors should carry my coffin…

The wealth I have accumulated (money, gold, precious stones) should

be scattered along the procession to the cemetery…

My hands should be let loose, so they hang outside the coffin for

all to see !!

One of his generals who was surprised by these unusual requests asked

Alexander to explain.

Here is what Alexander the Great had to say:

“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


“I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody

sees that material wealth acquired on earth, will stay on earth…”

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: …


We do not take to our grave any material wealth. TIME is our most

precious treasure because it is LIMITED. We can produce more wealth,

but we cannot produce more time.

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 !

The best present that you can give to your family and friends is your TIME.

May God grant you plenty of TIME, to share with all.

Many blessings,

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