SPONSOR: www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-joe-ledford-03407421/ Ps 49: Blessed the poor in spirit; the Kingdom of heaven is theirs!
Sometimes we need someone to save us from ourselves. We just do.
Like when we start resenting the other humans out of envy. Don't think you do it? Me neither. But unfortunately, we do.
Yeah, sometimes we get gnawed by the green-eyed monster and don't even see the bite marks.
And then again, sometimes, we are blissfully oblivious to the fact that we've been completely mauled, chomped on, digested, regurgitated, and puked out by him.
Seriously. Talk about Mr. Yuck. Blech. 'Cause there is nothing pretty about jealousy, my friends.
And believe it or not, we all do battle therein occasionally. Oh yes, we do.
Look, we all wonder "Why me?" once in a while. Right? We all wallow in the poisonous pond of self-pity from time to time.
To be sure, we all get a little downtrodden when we feel that we've worked twice as hard for much less than someone else whom we see putting in minor effort. Yep. It definitely happens.
What we don't always consider are our blessings. But I'm here to tell ya, they are there. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.
I mean, I'm not now nor will I likely ever be a millionaire...but I'm filthy rich in so many other ways: faith, family, friendships. I'll bank on those any day.
I'm certainly no super-model (or even remotely close!) but I do try to make sure my demeanor isn't entirely beastly. At least, most of the time. WINK.
I may never be Louisa May Alcott, Harper Lee, or Sylvia Plath (dang it!) ... But I'll keep tryin'. And if my prose brings faith, hope, love, and/or joy to even one other earth-dweller; well, shoot, I'm a bestseller.
The rub about fame, glory, or even material wealth is --
1. It never lasts.
2. It's never enough.
3. It doesn't feed your soul.
Good thing someone reminded us that Caesar can keep his coins -- because there's a mansion with tons of space and lots of gourmet grub waiting for all the peeps who get it. "It" being the whole loving one another and knowing what's truly important kinda stuff, Capisce?
Oh, and hey, about that swanky estate; did I mention the room and board are free?
Yeah, some really nice young man picked up the tab for us a very long time ago. #StayFocused #MoneyIsntEverything #LoveOneAnother #Pray #Peace