YEARS AGO A boy found a five-dollar bill alongside the road.
Consequently, he rarely lifted his eyes from the ground where he was walking.
In the four decades that followed he accumulated:
- 29,516 buttons
- 54,172 pins
- 70 pennies
- a bent back
- a sour disposition.
By contrast, he lost the glories of the sunrise and sunset, the smile of good friends, the beauty of nature, as well as the opportunity to spread a little kindness with passersby.
We rob our lives of meaning and purpose when we focus our attention on material values.
When we search primarily for financial gain, we may find momentary satisfaction, but we miss so very much.
The Bible says, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of things he possesses” (Luke 12:15; cf. 1 Tim. 6:17-19).
Think about it.
“God loves you and I love you and that’s the way it’s gonna be!” – Mike