Thankful Thursdays

For what money can’t buy.

We live in an uber-material world. Our focus is on the things money can buy us, and when we don’t have enough money to buy them, we lose heart. It is then we overlook what truly makes us grateful.

Of course, no one argues that money helps meet most of our needs, and that it can provide us with comforts and improve quality of life. And, money rightly directed can be a tremendous power for good. So yes, money is a lot of things, but it’s not “every” thing. I mean, I’d love a million dollars, but, more than that, I would love a gazillion things that are priceless. Because money will buy…

A bed BUT NOT sleep.
Books BUT NOT brains.
Food BUT NOT appetite.
Finery BUT NOT beauty.
A house BUT NOT a home.
Medicine BUT NOT health.
Luxuries BUT NOT culture.
Entertainment BUT NOT happiness.
A church pew BUT NOT heaven.
A crucifix BUT NOT a savior.

What do you have that money didn’t buy? And what are you thankful for today?

Until next Thursday’s post…si Dios quiere.

“You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.”
– Garth Brooks

“Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It’s the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life. ”
– Ann Landers

“Don’t think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.”
– Voltaire


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