Here are the bits I highlighted:
"If I were allowed only one answer to the question "wealth, is it worth it?" it would be this: "Yes, if you give it generously." Don't wait until you can afford it to start giving. Start right now enjoying that wonderful feeling we have experienced when we share our resources."
"The lesson I took away from my conversation with Warren Buffett was another reminder to me that for wealth to be worth it, you have to give it away. Warren and I talked over the phone a good bit. During our conversation Warren said to me that "wealth is having enough. When you've got enough, you ought to start seeing that other people have enough.""
Now Truett Cathy and Warren Buffett have a little bit more money than I do. And that's ok. We can't all be successful entrepreneurs. I'm quite happy with being a good mom and a 3-day walker, even though I have an empty-ish wallet. Because I believe what Truett says in the article is true, "Material wealth cannot buy honor or happiness, and a title based on the size of my assets is the last thing I desire." And the take-away from Warren Buffett's comment is that wealth doesn't mean billions or even millions in the bank...it just means what's left over when you've got the bases covered. Under that definition, even I'm wealthy!
So my plea is this: Please! People of all wealth, share your good fortune with others. You don't have to be rich to give. You just have to have something worth giving! Give your time, give your blood, give your clothes or give your money. Please. Just Give!
I'll leave you with one last quote from Mr. Cathy's article: "Wealth in the hands of people who are filled with the right virtues can make a powerful, positive difference in the world."
So, my virtuous readers. What will your difference be?
Have a great day! Happy walking and blessings to you all!