stored boxes and a message by Ravi

 

 

I had read in the news years ago, about a lady who had passed away.  She was a single woman who had lived with her single brother.  The reason she was on the news was cuz it wasn’t until after she had passed away, that folks had come to realize that she was a millionaire.

The reason why her being a millionaire was such a big deal was cuz she had only earned a school teacher’s salary for years.  All her receipts were found to be so very neatly organized and stored inside of cereal boxes.

That news article reminded me of the saying that’s often repeated on the Crown Financial radio program on Christian radio stations:

“It’s not how much you earn, but how much you spend!”

Apparently, that single female teacher was not a spender.  And had passed away having gained a whoppin’ 4 million dollars in her bank account.  Whoa!  (*whistle-whistle*)

What’s the lesson I had learned from reading her story?  To collect as many cereal boxes (boxes in general) that I can, and to keep my receipts in the best possible organized manner inside of ’em as I can.  Yup.

But if you mighta read my post about how I’m an unedjumacated chick, then there’s a high chance that I’m most likely gonna die with just 40 buckaroos in my bank account, and a whole buncha neatly organized empty boxes stacked inside of my home.

Ah well.

 

Another wonderfully inspiring message by Ravi Zacharias:  “Who Are You, Really?”

 

 

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16 thoughts on “stored boxes and a message by Ravi

  1. Anita Bacha

    Thank you for sharing Ravi Zachariah’s video. Nice listening to him and his message.
    How do I relate your story of the single woman who died a millionaire having hoarded all her earnings in cereal boxes with the message of Ravi?
    Life is for living. The woman lived on cereals .May this was what she enjoyed the most eating cereal 🥣

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  2. ashok

    Good one 👍🏾
    Yesterday only I attended the birthday party of a senior friend and I was telling all the seniors : It hurts me to see so many old Indians who neither spend on themselves nor do much charity and leave all the money for their children; who blow it up.
    There is a saying : What you leave behind was never yours. What you spent you had. What you gave goes with you 😇

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  3. Dr. Thomas Maples

    Beautifully written. In Buddhist philosophy there the Middle Path. One’s earning potential is based solely on one beliefs. The path is not to hoard money or to go spend it recklessly. Either way is to give into one form of neuroticism versus another. I have found that the key to any successful endeavor is to be grateful for what is present in the moment and then more will make its way to you. Thank you for this reminder.

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  4. Lightness Traveling

    Money is just a tool, like a shovel. If the goal is to plant a tree, then I guess there isn’t much use for more than one… if there’s no one else around to help. Forty-bucks and a couple of good friends might be preferable.

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