Once upon a
time, there lived a King who, despite his
luxurious lifestyle, was neither happy nor
One day, he came
upon a servant who was singing happily while
he worked. This fascinated the King; why was
he, the Supreme Ruler of the Kingdom, unhappy
and gloomy, while a lowly servant was happy.
The King asked
the servant, "Why are you so happy?"
The man replied,
"Your Majesty, I am nothing but a servant, but
my family and I don't need too much — just a
roof over our heads and warm food to fill our
The king was not
satisfied with that reply. Later in the day,
he sought the advice of his most trusted
advisor. After hearing the King's woes and the
servant's story, the advisor said, "Your
Majesty, I believe that the servant has not
been made part of The 99 Club."
"The 99 Club?
And what exactly is that?" The King inquired.
The advisor replied, "Your Majesty, to truly
know what The 99 Club is, let's place 99 Gold
coins in a bag and leave it at this servant's
Next day the
servant saw the bag, picked it up and took it
in. When he opened the bag, he let out a great
shout of joy... So many gold coins!
He began to
count them. After several counts, he was at
last convinced that there were 99 coins. "What
could've happened to that last gold coin?
Surely, no one would leave 99 coins!" he
wondered. He looked everywhere he could, but
that final coin was elusive.
exhausted, he decided that he would have to
work harder than ever to earn that one gold
coin and complete his collection.
And from that
day, the servant's life was changed. He was
overworked, horribly grumpy, and castigated
his family for not helping him make that 100th
coin. He stopped singing while he worked.
drastic transformation, the King was puzzled.
When he sought his advisor's help, the advisor
said, "Your Majesty, the servant has now
officially joined The 99 Club..." He
continued, "The 99 Club is a name given to
those people who have enough to be happy but
are never contented, because they're always
yearning and striving for that extra one,
telling themselves: "Let me get that one final
thing and then I will be happy for life."
joining The 99 Club is all about. Do you want
to join this Club?