Monday, November 3, 2008

A Bracelet person, with a donkey mindset

So you are all probably wondering what the heck my post is all about? I will just have to tell you!

Tonight I went to church with a bunch of my friends, and this is what the pastor talked about. No, it wasn't a catholic church mom, sorry. BUT I did go to mass yesterday as well as this service!!:) Ok Ok... so he began by telling all 500 of us students that we are all filthy stinking rich. Of course saying that to a bunch of college students? I was really confused. 

He went on to talk about how he and his wife have been thinking about getting curtains... but they can't afford them yet. He talked about how they had a conversation and said "oh my gosh we are poor, we can't eve afford curtains". We are curtain people. We have food, we have clothes, we have houses, shelter, we have jewelry, we have make up, we have electricity, we have running water, etc.

Did you know that 80% of the world makes ten dollars or less a day? We as americans, we're only 20%. We are not the norm. IN foreign countries having a Donkey, means you are extremely blessed. They are appreciative, and they feel blessed. WE ARE CURTAIN PEOPLE! 

There once was a woman who went on a mission trip. There she met a young lady, who truly was a beautiful woman. She had nothing but the clothes on her back, and the people around her. The woman on the mission trip said to her "oh my, i really like your bracelet" without question, or pause the woman who had virtually nothing, took off the bracelet and said "here you have it". The woman didn't even pause to think about it. Because someone else enjoyed it and appreciated it, she was willing to give it up. Of course, the woman on the mission trip didn't take it, but holy cow!

If only we could be bracelet people with donkey mindsets. Give just because it's right, and feel blessed for the little things in life. It would take 20 billion dollars to feed the WORLD!! American's eat that amount of money in ICE CREAM every year... kinda sad huh?

We are rich. We are LOADED! Stop lookin at the little portion of the picture, and look at the entire painting. 

God bless

3 comments:

maggie said...

It's so true, hon. Whenever I consider my situation and feel "poor" I always have to remind myself that, while I may not have enough money for everything I want (and on occasion, not enough for everything I need!) I always have people around me to help me weather the storm.

In that regard, I have wealth beyond measure.

Charlie and Cindy said...

Tori,

The election is almost over.

Although, as your mother, I certainly appreciate your philosophical waxings, don't forget to put on your pig hat later and whoop it up.

Lighten up, girl, and know that I'm proud of you.

Love,
Mom

p.s. - who's kid are you?

Allen + Janetta said...

We hardly know you, but we already love you. Thanks for sharing a dose of reality...it's good for the soul you know!