Archive for January 5th, 2009

Million Dollar Man

January 5, 2009

million-dollar-billI love this story from Daniel Schantz of Moberly, Missouri, which appeared in the November 2007 issue of Guideposts. The fact that he received the three bills was amazing, but what is truly wonderful is the way he interpreted the gifts.

This is a perfect example of “symbolic sight,” which bestselling author Caroline Myss urges her readers to use to  probe beneath the surface of their experiences so they can better understand how life events are woven into the tapestry of divine design. Interpreting events, relationships, and challenges symbolically, rather than literally, helps you perceive the deeper meaning of life experiences.

I hope you enjoy it!

I glanced at my bank statement and frowned. A familiar thought struck me again: If only I had a million dollars. That’s what it would take. Soon I would be facing retirement and, after years of teaching at a small Christian college, I didn’t have much in the bank to show for it. I recalled Mark Twain’s line, “It is good to begin life poor….” Yeah, I thought, and the time not to be poor is when you are growing old.