Bigger house.
Better job.
More money.

When was the last time you wished for one of these, sunshine?

If you are reading this, you have a computer.
And guess what, sunshine?
You are one of the richest people in the world. 

Let me remind you of a sobering statistic that you’ve likely heard:
If you have $2 in your pocket or bank account, you are wealthier than 3.5 billion of the world’s population.

Yes, a measly $2 that you likely have misplaced in your jeans’ pocket makes you Warren Buffet in 1/2 of the world’s eyes.

As you go about this week memorizing Phil 4:12 [Letter I], my highest hope and prayer is that you practice Paul’s powerful words regarding contentment through gratitude. 

Turn on the lights; thank God for your indoor electricity.
Wash a load of laundry; thank God for the clothes you have.
Turn the key on your ignition; thank God you have reliable transportation. 

Then, I encourage you to make this revelation into transformation: pay your gratitude forward. 

Pick up an Easter dress for the little girl that sits with her single mom every week at church.

Pick up a gift card for gas for the coworker you know has fallen on tough times.

Pay for the cart of groceries for the woman who remove items from her cart after seeing the total.

Practice contentment.
Share gratitude.

Allow your every breath, blink of your eyes and the more luxurious things like tying your shoelaces or the push of your garage door opener be your teachers of the many ways in which God has blessed you abundantly. 

With love,

Scripture Memorization: Letter I
“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”
Phil 4:12