TRUE WEALTH

Where is the Wealthiest place on earth?

Many believe it’s in the oil rich reserves of the Middle East. Or the diamond mines of South Africa. There are even those who tell you it’s in all the cemeteries of the world.

None of those answers are correct, not one.

Of the three places mentioned, why would people believe wealth could ever possibly be in the grave? You no doubt heard this overused and under-thought excuse: “Many people in cemeteries died before their treasures could be realized.”

A treasure that can’t be accessed isn’t a treasure.

No, there are zero treasures in the cemeteries, none of which are of any value to us.

So where does all the wealth of the world lie? Where it’s always been, right here.

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Our true wealth is in the living. So, instead of focusing on what could have been, let’s gear our hearts and minds on what can be.

 Case in point:

An eight-year-old boy turned in filthy homework every day. It had soot all over it, smearing the pages with dirty smudges. It smelled of smoke, and so did the boy. The kids would laugh, and every time he handed it to his teacher, she begrudgingly accepted it; for a week this went on. Finally at end of the week she said: “meet with me after class.”

“Why is your work like this? Don’t you care enough about school not to hand in work like this?”

With his head down, the boy answered. “Our house caught on fire. Our furniture was ruined; there was water everywhere, and we had nowhere else to go, so we had to move back in. All of the lights won’t work, so I have to do my homework by candlelight.”

With tears in her eyes, she gladly accepted the homework and told the boy he could do his homework after class in her classroom.

That’s why I believe the wealth of the world is in the hearts and minds of our children and the people of all nations, who have the fortitude to not give up. Period.

If you’re not familiar with our Good Friday, please read: Good Fridays. If you like, please join us for this Good Friday.

Our Good Friday: Read a book to a child before Friday, then come back and tell us how it went.  And as always, keep your head up.

2 comments

  1. The Soaring Eagle

    I agree with you Paul. Life is the source and medium of wealth. Children are the hope and the promise. They give us energy to go and create wealth; all kinds of wealth: Spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social, physical and financial. But where is all of that coming from? Where is the spark of life coming from? I believe it all comes from The Creator: Health, wealth and wisdom. The universe is so abundant, so full of wealth. It’s always there for us to explore, to reap, to benefit, to enjoy, and to give thanks and gratitude.

    I like your post. It’s rare nowadays to find a man with a true heart!

    Yaman

  2. paulworthingtonjr

    Yaman, your comment is spot on. Wealth is in the living, not the dead. And our children do give us energy to explore and create all kinds of wealth.

    Everything we have as the human race, comes from the Father above. As soon as we realize that fact, we will have all we ever need.

    Thank you for liking our post and thank you for your kind words.

    Paul

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