Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Wanting vs. Needing
Then I thought of a small sign my father had in his shoe repair shop. For those who didn't know my dad, he worked as a grocery store clerk, a shoe repairman, sewing machine salesman and repairer, furniture store salesman, air-conditioning/heating repairman, and eventually the owner of an air-conditioning/heating company. He never forgot his humble beginnings, and knew he had to work for what he got.
The sign said, "I was sad because I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet." Dad was grateful for what he had. And I need to be reminded of that...frequently.
Has something shown you the difference between "want" and "need?" What are you grateful for? I'd like to know.
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