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Thursday, thankful for just enough…

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I was reading some news on-line and saw an amazing story. (see the story here) It seems a basketball player and a star got engaged.  He gave her  a diamond engagement ring that cost two million dollars!

She said it was almost like a fake one she got at Macy’s as a teenager.  It’s perfect.  He said he just wanted it to be big.

How wonderful for the two of them they both got what they want.  And for only 2 million dollars!  I wonder what the first anniversary gift will be.  Traditionally the first anniversary gift is to be paper.  Maybe he could give two million in dollar bills.  I mean really it’s going to take some doing to top the ring thing.  He shoulda thought of that.

To get serious here though, I think this whole thing is kinda sad and makes me a bit angry.  Ok, they have scads and boodles of money and it is their right to spend it the way they want.

I don’t know these people so don’t have a clue, well maybe a bit of a clue, as to their values and ethics but I am curious about what they give to the less fortunate.  It is possible they are very generous and don’t flaunt their charitable giving, which would be commendable, and if this is the case I humbly, (ok more sarcastically than humbly) ask their forgiveness for my questioning of their values.

Today I think that though it is wonderful to imagine having scads and boodles of money I am thankful to always have just enough.  I would, of course, be thankful for more, but maybe not as thankful as I am for just enough.