There once was a rich man who was near death. He was very grieved because he had worked so hard for his money and he wanted to be able to take it with him to heaven. So he began to pray that he might be able to take some of his wealth with him. An angel hears his plea and appears to him. "Sorry, but you can't take your wealth with you." The man implores the angel to speak to God to see if He might bend the rules. The man continues to pray that his wealth could follow him.
The angel reappears and informs the man that God has decided to allow him to take one suitcase with him. Overjoyed, the man gathers his largest suitcase and fills it with pure gold bars and places it beside his bed. Soon afterward the man dies and shows up at the Gates of Heaven to greet St. Peter.
St. Peter seeing the suitcase says, "Hold on, you can't bring that in here!" But the man explains to St. Peter that he has permission and asks him to verify his story with the Lord. Sure enough, St. Peter checks and comes back saying, "You're right. You are allowed one carry-on bag, but I'm supposed to check its contents before letting it through."
St. Peter opens the suitcase to inspect the worldly items that the man found too precious to leave behind and exclaims, "You brought pavement?!!!"
So here is my question ... What is the real value of what you love and are focusing on? Hmmm ...
Find the joy in your day and keep smiling sunshine. 1658 days ago
Check out the Leesburg Sparkers sight. We have a new member. Her name is Cheryl and she will be at the mall 9 am this Monday for a team walk. Please stop by and welcome her. It would be terrific if you could be there to meet in person Monday and Thursday this week. Keep smiling sunshine. 1984 days ago
Leesburg Sparkers hasn't heard from you for a long time and would like to know how your doing. Several of our members are now meeting on Mondays and Thursdays at 9am at Lake Square Mall to walk. The members walk at their own pace for their own distance. We encourage each other and are supportive on many levels. We start at the food court and usually try to be there a few minutes early to visit a bit before starting. You can come at your own convenience on both or one day. It is just nice to have a face to face support. If you'd like to come you would be welcome any time. Please drop by and huddle. It would be terrific to have you visit our chat of the day (you'd get spark points for that). Keep smiling sunshine. 2026 days ago