We are still digging out after our move. Yesterday, Cindy unpacked a little book I had forgotten about---"Meditations For Men Who Do Too Much" by Jonathon Lazear.
There are many chestnuts of wisdom in this book---one for every day of the year. My eyes focused on Ben Franklin's words for January 13--- "Wealth is not his who has it, but his who enjoys it".
Hmmm.......that got me to thinkin'. My goodness.......how often do we see the individual who is all about acquisition, ownership, and public display of wealth? It's a pretty sad commentary on the man who is lost, not really knowing what to do with prosperity.
Wealth for the sake of wealth is a bankrupt notion.
The final paragraph on January 13 is this:
"I will look to the people in my life who give me the wealth of kindness and understanding rather than to the things I've acquired over the time I spent filling my life with possessions."
I like that. Your thoughts?