GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Some people deny their heritage, their hometowns, their roots.
They may even move far away from their places of birth in search of fortune, fame, "the good life." or change their surnames.
I guess I can't blame them for the move if it's for the right reasons...and if it's sunny in the spot. I digress.
I've never understood shunning a meek but wonderful heritage or trying to rewrite one's history to make it sound affluent. Here's the thing: you shouldn't be ashamed of humble beginnings, simple means or modest material wealth.
There's nothing wrong with being from a small town, a big, loud ethnic family or a childhood that occurred within the walls in a little house. #beproudofwhereyoucamefrom
Too late in life we arrive at the aha moment revealing this undeniable truth: things don't matter. So what if you didn't attend Harvard or if you had to wear your sister's hand-me-downs? Who cares if your first car was a piece of junk that barely clung together as you rattled down the road? Richness is not measured by bank accounts -- not when it's all said and done, my friends.
Integrity, honesty, loyalty, faith, compassion and kindness - this is the only paycheck you will ever really need. And you can't cash it in without love.
Besides, rich folks from big cities have no idea how to make a Brier Hill Pizza, Capisce?
#lovebeatsmoney #concentrateonwhatmatters #faithfamilyfriends
1 TM 6:2C-12 Beloved: Teach and urge these things. Whoever teaches something different and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the religious teaching is conceited, understanding nothing, and has a morbid disposition for arguments and verbal disputes. From these come envy, rivalry, insults, evil suspicions, and mutual friction among people with corrupted minds, who are deprived of the truth, supposing religion to be a means of gain. Indeed, religion with contentment is a great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, just as we shall not be able to take anything out of it. If we have food and clothing, we shall be content with that. Those who want to be rich are falling into temptation and into a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all evils, and some people in their desire for it have strayed from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pains. But you, man of God, avoid all this. Instead, pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Compete well for the faith. Lay hold of eternal life, to which you were called when you made the noble confession in the presence of many witnesses.