Yesterday we were heading to the park for our picnic with daddy and McKinley saw a plane & asked if we could buy one. So... we got on the topic of wealth and money. I told her about someone I know who is very wealthy but doesn't have a spouse or children. And so I told her in my opinion, I had the greater riches, with such beautiful daughters and a wonderful husband. Our park time was magical... 70 degrees... sunshine...picnic...family. One of my favorite things to do is to lay down under a tree & look up through the leaves at the sky. I forget how a simple thing can make me feel so peaceful and loved. Then I looked around at my children & husband and, really truly, felt that no one on this earth could be richer.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
My girls watched a VeggieTales yesterday. I can't remember the title, but from the tidbits I gathered as I was coming & going, there was this big blueberry lady who was really rich and wanted everything in this store. She had carts & carts of stuff & she just kept getting more. It reminded me of my last trip to Walmart. Seriously. I was getting stuff for camping and 2 weeks worth of meals and snacks and I had 2 HUGE, FULL carts of stuff. By myself. Lugging them around the store. I was getting stares and comments and felt like I should be going home to feed a family of 20, not 5. Anyway, after waaay too much money spent and NO help getting to the van and loading all this stuff, I'm gonna be honest - I kind of had a little meltdown. ANYway, at the end of the VeggieTales movie, after watching a few people, she realizes (in true Grinch fashion) that happiness and true riches don't come from a store. In the end, she found true happiness in the simple things in life - the people she loved and the world God gave her.