I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

He who dies with the most toys wins…….

on April 8, 2015

Hostuffw many people actually believe this silly statement?  It can be seen on signs, bumper stickers and t-shirts. In a society where materialism is promoted constantly, many people believe that acquiring possessions is important.  They think that possessions will bring happiness and will add more valuable to their lives.   The truth is, possessions do not add value to a person but actually take away value.  Having nice things is great but accumulating lots of stuff can result in financial problems and relationship issues.

Our value comes from knowing who we are and being able to impact others in a positive way.  If we are confident and have good esteem, we will realize our value and be able to use our abilities and skills to help other people.  Instead of spending a lot of money accumulating possessions, we should be spending time with our families and friends.   Life can very lonely when we are surrounded by stuff instead of people.

We can fill our homes to the ceiling with possessions, but what kind of happiness does this bring?

  • What about that kitchen appliance that is shoved in the back of the cupboard and never used?
  • What about that brand new, expensive car that you are still paying for?
  • What about those toys that your children played with once?
  • What about the clothing packed in boxes that you might just wear again someday?
  • What about those books that are piled in the basement and you never have time to read?


When you die, do you want to be surrounded by stuff or surrounded by your loved ones?  Stuff cannot love you and support you.  Stuff cannot talk to you or comfort you.  Stuff only takes, it never gives.  So do you believe that he who dies with the most toys wins?  I certainly don’t.  I believe that he who dies with the most toys loses…………everything!



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