I have for almost two years now shared with you the way I feel a person can make an honest dollar today while still being a person of integrity. Yes, knowledge is the most important thing in reaching our goals, but yesterday I shared in an experience that went far beyond knowledge to the very heart of who we are.
Attending church as normal, I had prepared Josh, my son, for a field trip. We had stopped at McDonald's for breakfast, then journeyed on to church, My wife, Vickie, is in
I looked down at his hands and there was this small cloth bag just filled to the brim with change. His eyes beamed with joy as I opened the bag to expose quarters, dimes and nickels. Believing that his intent was to give part of the coins to the church, I poured a few into my hand and asked if that was enough but his answer was “No, I want to give it all.”
I was amazed and asked how long he had been saving his money, “Just a few weeks”, was his answer. I looked at him and it was as if I were looking at an angel. There seemed to be this special light shining on him.
Not wanting this moment to pass, I found the head of our elders and asked him to let someone hold the things that he had in his hands and then form a cup with them. By this time a crowd had gathered watching what was transpiring. As I poured the little treasure in these large hands there appeared the most beautiful smile that I have ever seen on
I must ask you to forgive me but this was just too important not to share. I am sure that over the next few days I will get back to the lessons of making money but not today. I have to admit I even have a tear in my eye as I write this.
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