Reflections Along the Jesus Way
March 12, 2023 – Quote for the Day:
“There’s an old story about a young man who asked his rich grandfather, ‘Grandpa, how did you get so rich?’ ‘Well,’ said Grandpa, ‘during the Great Depression my family had no money whatsoever. I found two pennies in my old piggy bank, and I bought an apple with those two pennies. I shined that apple up, took it out on the street where people were hungry, and sold it for five cents.
‘Then I took that nickel and bought two more apples for two cents each. I shined them all up, took them back on the street, and sold them for five cents each.
The grandfather paused, and then continued, ‘That was my first real job. I did real well selling apples during the Great Depression.’
The young man was all ears. When his grandfather paused, he said, ‘Wow, Grandpa – is that how you became a millionaire, buying and selling apples?’
His grandfather looked amused, and said, ‘No, no, I became a millionaire when my uncle Hank died and left me two million dollars.’
There are two ways to become a millionaire: 1) through your own hard work – in this case, buying and selling apples, and 2) because someone gives you something you do not earn.”
Originally published in:
Spiritual Soup for the Hungry Soul, Volume 1