Today I’m remembering with a smile a sequence from the movie Pursuit of Happyness. (Wrote about the movie here as well.)
The main character Chris Gardner goes with his son Christopher to see a wealthy potential client who is just headed out the door to a major league football game. Gardner makes a good enough first impression that the man invites him and his boy to see the game with them in their box seats. The little boy has the time of his life at the game, living for those few hours as people who can afford anything can live.
That's happened to me so many times I can't count them. Not a football game, but the experience of the kids and me being invited to enjoy an event or activity I couldn't remotely afford through the invitation of a generous someone who is more well-to-do. I loved those times—they were a total gift. I’ve felt similar gratitude on hiking trails that wind through wealthy neighborhoods. I could enjoy the setting without having to have the house there.
I guess what I'm saying is, I’m grateful this morning for wealthy memories. My little family didn’t always have much disposable income, but we have consistently had wealthy experiences. Sometimes I’ve berated myself for not having been able to provide the unlimited wherewithal myself, but then I remember, hey, I was *raising* the kids. This was my priority. And the kids still had some amazing experiences through loving family and friends. To me, this was an indication of divine Love’s provision for them, and for me. We never really were going without—we were always served with abundance.
Today, as I remember all this, I realize I’ve been wealthy all my life. I’m realizing you don’t have to own something to have it. We’re all on the receiving end of divine abundance.
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