Do you impoverish yourself when you focus on yourself?

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” 

Woodrow Wilson

When you look back over the last 20 years, is it the money you made, the bonuses you earned, and the things you bought that bring you the most significant warmth and joy?  

Beyond the shadow of any doubt, I can say that the most important things to me are the relationships built, the people who have influenced and impacted me, and my time serving and encouraging others. It is the experience of living and giving that creates real richness not just in this life but in the eternal life to come.   

‘”Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.’ Matthew 6:19-21 NIV

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