I guess you would have to buy a lotto ticket to win millions. I’ve never bought one, but I’ve had some fun thinking about what I would do with my winnings! It’s amazing how we can always come up with something that we “need” 🙂
Truth be told as a middle class American I am richer than 99% of the planet’s population and yet at times, I am not content with what I have, I am thinking of the new furniture I’d like to have or that handbag that is calling my name. It is so easy for me to get consumed with “stuff” and it’s so stupid, cause you and I both know, “stuff” doesn’t matter, it doesn’t last, it doesn’t even bring true happiness, in most cases “stuff” just leaves you wanting some more “stuff”!
When I pause, to consider what is really valuable in this life, it’s not my “stuff” as great as it may be, it is people and it’s relationship. It is time spent with them, it is laughter and tears shared together, it’s an honest conversation and an encouraging word. It is the little moments that are the most big. It is hugs and talks.
In this journey of life God has provided for me tremendous people who enrich my life and bless me in countless ways, people who love me, despite the fact that I’m so flawed, people who support me, tell me the truth, challenge me and believe in me. As I sit here on Thanksgiving morning, I am amazed as I think of those that God has put in my life over the years that have surrounded me with love, support and encouragement and as I see their faces in my mind, I am overwhelmed with gratitude and realize anew, I am one rich girl!!
I pray this Thanksgiving, you take a moment to give thanks to God for all he has blessed you with and more importantly for who he has blessed you with and that you would realize in a deeper way how truly wealthy you are!! Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours!