Tonight I also thought of the incredible courage Allen and Violet Large had when they won millions and gave it all away...simply because they were content and felt they had enough of what they need, which it seems to me was mostly each other (click here to read more about them).
It was warm earlier in the day, and as I rode home tonight with the chilly air on my face I realized I should have worn a heavier jacket...I shivered a little. As I came to an incline in the rode and approached a busy intersection I stood on my pedals and coasted so I could see if any cars were to turn into my path. And it felt good, as I coasted and shivered a little. As much as I pedaled and coasted I never fully warmed up, but it was OK because sometimes, I believe, it is good for a person to be a little uncomfortable. Being in the autumn air and feeling a little cold made me remember that while I may not always have everything I want, I most surely have everything I need. Sometimes I need to be reminded of this.
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
1 Timothy 6:7-8 (NIV)