STOP AND THINK – I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate. (Elbert Hubbard, 19th-20th century American writer, artist, and philosopher)
In a consumer age like ours, we seem to have created a new kind of people, hoarders. They accumulate vast stores of “stuff” they can neither use or enjoy. On the other hand, many people who don’t possess much in worldly goods have learned to appreciate not only what they do have but what they see and enjoy in life’s experiences.
God gives some people wealth, possessions and honor, so that they lack nothing their hearts desire, but God does not grant them the ability to enjoy them (Ecclesiastes 6:2). But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity (Psalm 37:11).