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For the love of money!

Why is it that people who don't have or never have had money, are the first to say what someone with money should be doing with their money?

People with the spirit of poverty can tell you all about what other people should do with their money. Comments such as "why did they go and buy that mansion for their family of four people? They could have used that money to buy an old hotel to house homeless people" or "that person just spent all of that money purchasing a new car, but they could have used that money to help starving children." Poverty thinking is always focused on other people's money. Amazingly enough, those same people, when they do get a little money never go and donate their money to any of their so called crusades. You get the excuse that they don't have that much to share, they need to save money for themselves, they don't trust where their money is going or they don't believe that a certain organization will make a difference.

I am guilty of saying "he shouldn't have bought...," "She could have..," or "Why didn't he..." I had to learn that everyone has their own reasoning on why they do what they do and it's not up to me to make someone feel guilty about how they choose to spend their money. Have you heard the saying "money is the root of all evil?" Well, actually the verse out of 1 Timothy 6:10 states, "For the love of money is the root of all evil" which has a different meaning. The passage simply means that money is not evil but your attitude towards it is.

Most of us will never be able to travel around the world in our own plane and stay in the best hotels but we all have the opportunity and privilege to be grateful for what we have. If you did a search of the average median household income around the world, you will see you are pretty well off. I know that is like comparing apples to oranges in the grand scheme of things but I'm quite sure those citizens of those less fortunate countries are possibly counting your pockets as well and jealous about the "little" you so call have.

Some of the wealthiest people donate more money to causes than one might realize, such as, the person that goes around to the big box stores and pays off all of the layaways around Christmas time and is never criticized by what they do, and on top of that they always remain anonymous. What if it was that rap star that is always smoking marijuana and driving flashy cars, or that basketball player who always continues to get in trouble because of his actions, or some of his choice words. Not everyone desires the attention of giving and it's something they do out of generosity. Money management is extremely hard when you don't have a lot of wiggle room but just daydreaming and obsessing about hitting the lottery and what you would do with all of that cash is only fooling yourself. Continue to be generous and appreciative of what you have, set financial goals and strive to achieve your standard of success and stay away from poverty thinking and pride. #SPEAK2MYHEART

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