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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 three 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!!!"