The Gift of Time – as outlined by Alexander the Great

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The last wishes of Alexander the Great………

On his death bed, Alexander summoned his army 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 ….
  3. His 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:

  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, will stay 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.


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 you be granted plenty of TIME, to share with all – Cheers!


 Happy Thanksgiving 2015

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  • Gigi  On 11/29/2015 at 1:58 pm

    This is encouraging. Our family spent the entire black Friday roaming through a beautiful national park in Northern VA. We are big into nature and the outdoors but we also don’t generally go anywhere on black Friday, preferring to stay indoors away crowds and crazy traffic. This was not your typical national park. Aside from acres and acres of woods and forests, there were acres and acres of cow pastures with cows grazing, horse fields and horses, and fishing ponds and lakes scattered throughout. It so reminded me of the backdams and farms of Guyana that I kept going on and on about how much it reminded me of Guyana while my husband and kids kept going on and on about how the feel like they were trespassing on someone’s private farm. All that was missing were fruit trees. It was nice to see that we were not the only ones there. There were quite a few families doing exactly what we were doing. So all is not lost. Yet.

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