We don’t have to check our piggy banks to know that we are already wealthy. Sadly, though, many of us have trouble understanding this reality because the numbers in some of our piggy banks don’t seem to add up to the true richness of our lives. Let’s not let some misleading numbers fool us and bankrupt our thoughts. Every one of us is already rich whether we know it or not!
Let’s look at how fortunate we are! For example, do you see your parents? How about siblings, grandparents, cousins, and even uncles and aunts? Do you see your friends? Every one of these people add to the richness of your life. How about teachers and coaches? Do you see any of these wealth and values adders around in your life? How about co-workers and bosses? Yup, they too add richness to the tapestry of our lives! Are you starting to feel fortunate and lucky yet?
Let’s turn over a few more rocks and see what else we can find. Do you see that school you go to? Well, guess what? You are a part owner of that school! All of the taxpayers in your community support that school and because you and your family pay taxes, you and your family are co-owners of that school. I bet you haven’t ever looked at your school like that before have you? You’re not just a student; you’re also an owner. So make sure your investment in yourself is worthwhile and you’re getting your money’s worth during those six hours you spend there every day.
Now teens, go learn, lead, and lay the way to a better world for all of us. Now that you know how truly lucky and wealthy we all really are, don’t ever forget that every one of us, including you, is already rich; regardless of whatever those silly insignificant numbers in our bank accounts or piggy banks may be trying to sell us. And once again, thanks in advance for all that you do, and all that you will do…