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30 Nov 2015   Shanti Gowans
In his book, Before Amen, Max Lucado tells the story of a lawyer who won a case for his client.
The two men celebrated with a nice dinner.
Then at the end of the meal, the client handed the lawyer a fine wallet made of Moroccan leather.
“Please accept this as my token of appreciation.”
The lawyer resisted. “No, I can’t settle for a wallet. My fee is $500.”
The client looked at the lawyer and shrugged. “Whatever you say.”
He opened the wallet and extracted two $500 bills.
He reinserted one and handed the lawyer the wallet.
This isn’t a story about lawyers, it’s a story about people. It’s tempting sometimes to look at what life gives us and be ungrateful, especially if we think that others are getting a better deal than us, or that we could do better, when perhaps what we have right now is all that we need and more.
I often ask my students about about “switching places” with other people, but when they really think about it, they would rather live their own life than anyone elses.

I encourage you to look at your life with a sense of wonder and gratitude. 


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