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That Man Is Rich

“That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”

– Henry David Thoreau

{Boy do I need this reminder. I don’t need expensive things, but I having (and getting) small, pretty things – hats, jewelry, table linens, plants, clothes, etc. All of these things are good in themselves, but recently, I’ve been using them as a kind of therapy. I think, “My life seems bland or unsatisfying today; I’ll buy something pretty, and then I’ll feel better.” And it works, for a day or two, but it doesn’t make me rich. If I spent that time praying and reading, or getting worthwhile things done, or resting, or spending time with my friends and family, I would be richer.}