This world’s economy is a funny thing. The media would make us feel as if we never quite have enough. There is always something bigger, better or updated. With the advances of technology our gadgets are outdated in no time. Even those of us who try not to be driven by the desire for things, still have to exist in a world that is dominated by money. Depending on the season of life we’re in, we may feel as if we are lacking, we have enough, or we have plenty.
If you’re like me, you try not to measure the success of your life by the things that money can buy. Recently, I have put it in different terms for myself. Why don’t we measure our wealth by the things that no one could buy at any price? Our families, our friendships, our health, our hope, our faith, our love. I’m sure you can think of even more. I remember hearing a conversation of one young girl asking her aunt, "are you rich?" While the adult was trying to think of how to respond, her young daughter answered, "We’re rich in love!" Out of the mouths of babes…
It definitely helps keep things in perspective. As you ponder your abundance, what are the things that decorate your life that no one could buy at any price? Do they have a place of value in your life and in your schedule? Do you hold them close or have you neglected them in recent days? Granted, life gets more than busy sometimes and the urgent so easily replaces the important. Other times, it is the important that becomes urgent and we see how minor some other things really are.
As you take some time to relax a bit this weekend, I encourage you to take a look around. The never-ending mountain of laundry or dishes, the noise level in your home, or the will-I-ever-see-the-table look of your craft room, dining room or kitchen can be a constant burden, or a sign of life. It tells us that we are not lacking, Look past the stuff and you will see the relationships, the love and maybe even discover riches!
May you find yourself rich in love!