We can all feel greedy at times. It is part of being human. However, when you pass away most people realize that their money does more good in the hands of the living.
One man would agree to disagree. Before he passed away, he made an unexpected request that left his wife in a dire situation. Fortunately, she managed to outwit her deceased husband.
Whether or not the tale is a real story, people have taken it to their hearts and helped spread it online. It seems we need a reminder that worldly things make little difference in the afterlife.
The husband who passed away is described as a modern-day Scrooge. He put all his effort into his career and counted each cent. He was determined to grow his savings and not buy one thing except the very necessary.
He told his wife that his most beloved possession was his money and his dying wish was to be buried with his savings.
"Listen up! When I die, I want you to put all of my hard-earned money into the casket with me before I'm buried. Wherever I end up in the afterlife, I want to take my money with me," he instructed his wife.
His wife wished to honor his desires however self-centered they were. Even if she did not feel good about it, she promised her husband that he would pass away holding his money.
After the husband's passing, the wife found herself living on a fixed income and she again wondered how her husband could have been so selfish. She could not only have used the money for herself but to also help other people around her.
While she felt trapped by her promise, she began working on a cunning plan for how she could cater to everyone's needs.
During the funeral, the widow was sitting together with family and friends. Once the ceremony came to an end she rose and asked the procession to wait.
Her family watched from the first row while the widow approached her deceased husband and placed a shoebox in the casket with him. She was not going to betray her husband's trust as it would bring her shame.
One of her friends, who had been following her actions, confronted her about it.
"I hope you didn't put any money in there with that selfish man!" she expressed.
The widow could only smile and tell her the truth.
"Yes, I promised him I would. I'm a good Christian and I cannot tell a lie. I promised him that I would put that money in that casket with him."
"You actually put every cent of his money in the casket with him?" the friend asked.
"I sure did," the loyal widow responded, adding:
"I got it all together, put it into my account, and wrote him a check."